The Weekly Carnage

Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week; 233 Killed This Year)

  • Manhattan: Pedestrian Struck by Truck in Chelsea (NY1)
  • Queens: Teen Killed in Grand Central Parkway Crash (NY1, Newsday)
  • Toms River, N.J.: Pedestrian, 40, Killed (Star-Ledger)
  • Toms River, N.J.: 1 Killed in Garden State Parkway Crash (Star-Ledger)
  • Wheatley Heights, L.I.: DWI Crash Kills Caretaker (Newsday)
  • Hopewell Twp., N.J.: Tanker Driver Killed in Fiery Crash (AP, Star-Ledger)

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Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • Purchase, N.Y.: 3 Injured as Box Truck Crushes SUV (Journal News)
  • Manhattan: Real estate mogul critically injured in hit-and-run (Daily News)
  • Brooklyn: Stopped Teen Rams Police Vehicle (Daily News)
  • Queens: Schoolgirl Loses Leg to Curb-Jumping Driver (Daily News, Post)
  • Staten Island: Dedicated Crossing Guard Is Run Down (S.I. Advance)


  • Bordentown, N.J.: One Injured in N.J. Turnpike Crash (
  • Toms River, N.J.: Girl, 17, Critical After Car Hits School Bus (Star-Ledger)
  • East Northport, L.I.: Woman Drives Into 7-Eleven (Newsday)
  • Monroe, N.J.: 2 School Buses Crash, 22 Hospitalized (Jersey Journal, AP)
  • Yoners, N.Y.: 2 Children Escape Injury in Bus-Truck Collision (Journal News
  • Hopewell Twp., N.J.: 2 Hurt as Van, Dump Truck Collide (Times of Trenton)
  • Harrison, N.Y.: Driver Flees on Foot After 5-Car Pileup (Journal News)
  • Westchester County: Busy Week for DWI Arrests (Journal News)

Following Up

  • Busta Rhymes Allowed to Keep License (NY Post)
  • Complaints Against Corzine Driver Dismissed (
  • Related: Corzine Resumes Duties as Governor (Star-Ledger)
  • Milford, Conn.: Mourners Remember 23-Year-Old Crash Victim (Conn Post)
  • Man Indicted in Hit-and-Run Cyclist Death (Brooklyn Eagle)


  • N.J. Legislators Push to Prohibit Text Messaging While Driving (Star-Ledger)
  • N.J. Increases Hit-and-Run Penalty (AP via Newsday)
  • Washington, D.C., Loosens Rules on Older Drivers (AP via Newsday)
  • Nassau County Lawmakers Approve Red Light Cameras (Newsday)
  • Insurers Subsidize Teen-Trackers (Newsday)
  • Helping Kids Stay Safe, on Bikes and in Cars (Star-Ledger)
  • Wake Up to Drowsy Drivers (Journal News)

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Fatal Crashes (15 Killed This Week; 248 Killed This Year) Manhattan: Boy, 14, Killed as Overloaded Van Hits Pole (NYT, NY Post) Manhattan: Motorcyclist Killed After Swerving (Newsday, NYT) I-80: 3 Killed in Two Days of Death (Star-Ledger) East Meadow, L.I.: Hit-and-Run Driver Drags, Kills a Mom (NYT) Related: Headlight Shards Link to Driver (NY Post) […]

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Fatal Crashes (10 this week; 640 this year) Midtown: Cyclist doored, killed by truck (Streetsblog) Queens: Youth with suspended license, two dead, above (News) Related: Sports car was college gift, below (Post) Bergen County, N.J.: Relief turns to horror, two dead (Post) Related: American Ballet Theater mourns death of leading dancer (Post) Setauket, L.I.: Two […]

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Fatal Crashes & Incidents (23 Dead This Week; 28 Dead This Year) Freehold, N.J.: 3 High School Students and Van Driver Die in Fiery Wreck (NYT) Related: Grief Comes to High School After Crash (NYT) Related: Son of Van Driver Visits Young Victims’ School (Star-Ledger) Patterson, N.Y.: Brewster High School Student, 16, Killed in Crash (Journal News) […]

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Brooklyn: S.U.V. Hits Mother and 3 Children, Killing Boy (NYT) Related: Driver: I Didn’t Know I Killed Boy (Daily News) Related: Mother, in Coma, Clings to Life (NY Post)  Carteret, N.J., Family of 3 Killed in SUV Crash in Pennsylvania (Star-Ledger) Putnam Valley, N.Y.: Girl, 13, Killed in SUV-Truck Crash (Journal News) Queens: 3 Dead in Four-Car Pileup (Daily […]

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Designated Driver Hits Utility Pole, Dies (Newsday) Driver, 25, Hears DWI Charges in Triple-Fatal Crash (Star-Ledger) Family Raises $200K to Bails Out Driver After Deadly Accident (Star-Ledger) Van Accident Kills Parents, but Police Save Their Children (NYT) Pedestrian Killed by Minivan Driver in Boerum Hill (Gothamist) Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Old Bridge, N.J. (Star-Ledger) Car Spins […]

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Steve Silverman/Newsday Fatal Crashes (11 Killed This Week; 277 Killed This Year) Greenlawn, L.I.: Motorcyclist, 48, Dies in Collision With Jeep (Newsday) Brooklyn: Ice Cream Truck Kills a Grandmother (Daily News, Newsday) Brooklyn: Minivan Kills Teen on Scooter (Daily News) Old Bridge, N.J.: Boy, 12, Killed by Pickup Truck (Star-Ledger) West Babylon, L.I.: Driver Fighting With Girlfriend […]