The Weekly Carnage

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)
  • Related: Driver Pleads Not Guilty, Out on Bail (Newsday)
  • East Meadow, L.I.: Man, 82, Killed in Crash With Unlicensed Driver (Newsday)
  • Lakewood, N.J.: Cop Dies in Crash With Deer (Star-Ledger)
  • Related: 59 Cops Killed in Crashes in U.S. in ’06 (Newsday)
  • Old Brookville, L.I.: 6-Car Pileup Kills College Professor (Newsday)
  • Related: $100,000 Bail for Driver Who Caused Crash (Newsday)
  • East Hampton, L.I.: Speeding Driver, 27, Killed in Crash (Newsday)
  • Port Jefferson Station, L.I.: Hard-Working Pedestrian Struck, Killed (Newsday)
  • Denville, N.J.: Girl, 17, Dies as Car Strikes Tree, Flips (NJ.com)
  • Mount Pleasant, N.Y.: Man, 22, Killed as Car Crashes Into Woods (Journal News)
  • Related: Mourning the Victim (Journal News)
  • Pearl River, N.Y.: Man, 46, Killed in Motorcycle Crash (Journal News)
  • Toms River, N.J.: Teen in May 7 Crash Dies of Injuries (Star-Ledger

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Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • East Meadow, L.I.: 7 Hospitalized After 2 Unrelated Crashes (Newsday)
  • Queens: Fleeing Shoplifter Mows Down Store Guard (Daily News, NY Post)
  • Related: Driver Arrested (AM NY)
  • Brooklyn: Diva With Suspended License Nearly Hits a Mom (Daily News)
  • Stamford, Conn.: Hit-Run Driver Arrested; Pedestrian Critical (Stam Advocate)
  • Toms River, N.J.: 5 Teens Injured, 3 Critically, in Parkway Crash (NJ.com)
  • Ossining, N.Y.: Pedestrian Struck (Journal News)
  • Sayreville, N.J.: Cyclist Critical After Being Hit by Van (Star-Ledger)
  • Washington Twp., N.J.: 2 Motorists Injured in Crash (NJ.com)
  • Yonkers, N.Y.: Man Arrested for DWI Fights With Officers (Journal News)
  • Cortlandt, N.Y.: SUV Plows Into Store, Injuring One (Journal News)
  • Mamaroneck, N.Y.: Water Gushes From Hydrant After Car Hits It (Journal News)

Following Up

  • East Hampton, L.I.: Last Suit Setback for Lizzie Grubman (NY Post)
  • Millstone Twp., N.J.: Boxing Champ Czyz Recovers From Crash Injuries (NY Post)

Trends

  • A Dramatic Decline in Staten Island Traffic Deaths (S.I. Advance)
  • Diversions Can Be a Danger to Driving (Newsday)
  • Teens Can Legally Drive Only to Work and School (Newsday)

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