The Weekly Carnage

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Fatal Crashes (12 Killed This Week; 301 Killed This Year)

  • Dix Hills, L.I.: Doctor Traveling 120 M.P.H. Killed on L.I.E. (NY Post)
  • Related: Cops: He Was Speeding, But Maybe Not That Much (Newsday)
  • Brooklyn: 18-Month-Old Run Over in Driveway; Driver Leaves (NY Post, Newsday)
  • Related: Tearful Funeral (Newsday)
  • Related: Nassau County Debates Backup Safety Bill (Newsday)
  • Brooklyn: 2 Men Killed in Separate Crashes (Newsday, NYT)
  • Queens: Man Killed as Motorcycle and Car Collide (Newsday)
  • Hempstead Village, L.I.: Man on Bicycle Struck and Killed (Newsday)
  • Related: Driver Was on Methadone (Newsday)
  • Franklin, N.J.: Man, 75, Struck, Killed Walking Home From Work (Star-Ledger)
  • Hauppauge, L.I.: Man, 41, Killed in 3-Car Pileup (Newsday)
  • Brentwood, L.I.: Man Struck and Killed Walking Near His Home (Newsday)
  • Dix Hills, L.I.: Unlicensed Driver Hits Truck, Kills Man (Newsday [scroll])
  • Millstone Twp., N.J.: Truck Driver Dies as Rig Rolls Over (Times of Trenton
  • Vineland, N.J.: Teen Killed in Motorcycle Crash Days After Graduating (

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Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • Harrison, N.Y.: Officials Bicker Over Who Caused Crash (Journal News)
  • Related: Witness: Related Earlier Rollover Caused by Speeding (Journal News)
  • Manhattan: Arrested Wrong-Way Driver Hits Cop Car, Cyclist, Ped (NY Post
  • Brooklyn: Cab Hits 3 on Sidewalk, One Extremely Critical (NYT, Sun)
  • Staten Island: Motorcyclist Saves Tot From Being Hit (Daily News)
  • Linden, N.J.: Blown Tire Smashes Windshield, Injuring Driver, 74 (
  • Trenton, N.J.: 2-Car Collision Leaves Boy Badly Injured (Times of Trenton)

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  • Manhattan: Cab Jumps Curb, Hits Pedestrian and Cyclist (NY Post)
  • Brooklyn: 2 Moms Arrested for Leaving Babies in Cars This Week (NY Post)
  • Mattituck, L.I.: Driver, 89, Runs Stop Sign, Hits Car, Is Hospitalized (Newsday)
  • Upper Twp., N.J.: Turtle Causes Parkway Wreck, Then Gets Crushed (Newsday)

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  • Brooklyn: Car Crashes Into House (NY Post)
  • Middlesex Twp., N.J.: Four Teens Injured as Vehicle Overturns (
  • Trenton, N.J.: Driver Arrested for Punching Officer (Times of Trenton)
  • Mattituck, L.I.: Man Charged With DWI After Crash Injures 5 (Newsday)
  • Bayonne, N.J.: Man Hospitalized After Motorcycle, Truck Collide (Jersey Journal)
  • Lawrence, N.J.: Car Hits Hydrant and Flips as Road Floods (Times of Trenton)

Following Up

  • Union City, N.J.: Driver Who Killed Baby Cleared of All Charges (Jersey Journal)
  • Manhattan: Hit-and-Run Driver Fled to Church to Pray (NY Post)
  • The Bronx: Boy Hit by Bus Improves (Daily News)
  • Queens: Girl, 12, Graduates Despite Mangled Leg, Spleen, Liver  (Daily News)
  • Glen Cove, L.I.: $5M Suit Over Runover Attempt (NY Post, Newsday)
  • Newark: Police Release Sketch of Deadly Hit-and-Run Driver (Star-Ledger
  • New Britain, Conn.: Trial for Man Accused in Crash That Killed 5 (AP/Newsday)
  • Edison, N.J.: Cop Who Ran Naked From Crash Reinstated (Star-Ledger)
  • Cheshire, Conn.: Officer Sues Officer After Collision (Conn. Post)
  • Surgery in L.I. for Orphan Injured in Hit-and-Run in Ghana (Newsday)
  • Clinton Twp., N.J.: Officer Resigns After Hit-and-Run Cover-up (
  • 5-Day Suspension Recommended for Corzine’s Driver (Star-Ledger)
  • California: Grad Student Who Drove Halberstam to be Charged (Newsday)


  • Albany Increases DWI Penalty After Horrific ’05 L.I. Crash (Daily News)
  • Nassau County Adds 3 DWI Checkpoints (Daily News)
  • Vatican Issues 10 Commandments for Drivers (Newsday, Daily News)
  • Related: Columnist Has 7 More Commandments (NY Sun)

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The tragic deaths of New York Yankee’s pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor grabbed the headlines this week, but meanwhile, some two dozen people were killed on the region’s roads. Chester, N.Y.: Fandango Founder and Wife Die, Baby Hurt in Crash (Daily News) Shokan, N.Y.: 3 Killed, 4 Hurt in Head-On Crash (AP via Newsday) Mount Sinai, L.I.: […]

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Fatal Crashes (14 Killed This Week; 211 Killed This Year) Bronx: SUV Slams Big Rig, Passenger Dies, Driver Flees on Foot (Daily News, NYT) Related: DWI Suspect Driven to Drink After Pal Died in DWI (Daily News) Queens: Mother Killed in Crash, 10-Day-Old Baby Survives (Daily News, Newsday) Related: Driver Is Jailed (AM NY) Brooklyn: U-Turn […]

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Fatal Crashes (22 Killed in 2 Weeks; 111 Killed This Year) Queens: 2 Men Die as Careening Car Is Sliced in Two (NY Post) Related: Girlfriend of One Victim in Critical Condition (Daily News) Brooklyn: Toddler, 4, Struck and Killed by Hummer (Newsday)  Staten Island: Grandmother Killed Crossing Street (S.I. Advance) Related: Mourners Remember Victim (S.I. Advance) Waterford, Conn.: Siblings […]

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Mark Vergari / The Journal News Fatal Crashes (25 Killed This Week; 444 Killed This Year) Greenburgh, N.Y.: Sprain Brook Rollover Kills Driver (Journal News) Manhattan: Pedestrian, 42, Struck Crossing West Side Highway* (Villager) Brooklyn: DWI Charge After Speeder Kills Good Samaritan (Daily News, NY Post) Queens: SUV Smashes Into Parked Motorcyclist, Killing 1 (NYT, NY […]

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Fatal Crashes (16 Killed This Week; 227 Killed This Year) Bronx: Only Son of Deceased G.I. Crushed by Mother’s SUV (Daily News) Related Trend: Parents Put Spotlight on Toddler Deaths by ‘Backover’ (AM NY) Queens: Woman, 23, Struck and Killed by Mini-School Bus (NY1, WNBC 4) Brooklyn: SUV Jumps Curb, Pins Woman to Wall (NY Post, Gothamist, WABC) Brooklyn: Hit-and-Run Crash […]

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Fatal Crashes (17 Killed This Week; 419 Killed This Year) Queens: DWI Crash Kills Rap Promoter, 22 (Daily News) Queens: Two Pedestrians Killed in Separate Crashes (Newsday, Queens Chronicle) Queens: DOT Worker Placing Cones is Struck and Killed (NY Post, AM NY, NY1) Queens: Cyclist, 13, Killed by Driver With Dud License (Daily News, Newsday) Queens: Man, […]