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)

Photo: New York Post

  • 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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Fatal Crashes (14 Killed This Week; 458 Killed This Year) Photo: G.N. Miller/New York Post Manhattan: DWI Driver Kills Delivery Worker (NY Post, Newsday) Yonkers, N.Y.: Driveway Death as Car Rolls Over Owner (Journal News, Newsday) Related: Car May Have Been Out of Gear (Journal News)  Bedford Hills, N.Y.: Driver, 20, Charged After His Brother Dies (Journal News) Newark: Pedestrian Killed ( […]

The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up (a day early this week due to the holiday) of motor vehicle mayhem across the metro region. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage. Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week,43 Killed This Year*, 6 Drivers Charged**) Brooklyn: 72-Year-Old Cyclist […]

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Tom Nycz/The Journal News Fatal Crashes (19 Killed This Week; 402 Killed This Year) Chappaqua, N.Y.: Pedestrian, 61, Killed on Way to Starbucks (Journal News) Lindenhurst, L.I.: Mother Runs Over 5-Year-Old Son (AP/Daily News) Related: Officer Notes "It’s Just a Tragic Accident" (Newsday) Staten Island: Car Rear Ended, Bursts Into Flames, Killing Driver (S.I. Advance) Secaucus, N.J.: […]

The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle mayhem across the metro region. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage. Fatal Crashes (12 Killed This Week, 117 This Year*, 12 Drivers Charged**) Manhattan: Cab Driver on Phone Kills Boy, 8; NYPD: Driver “Broke No […]

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Fatal Crashes (19 Killed This Week; 89 Killed This Year) Patterson, N.Y.: 2 Mothers Killed in Head-On Collision (Journal News) Related: Dozens Pay Respects to Victim (Journal News) Queens: Man Survives Crash but Killed in Hit-and-Run (Daily News) Related: Hit-and-Run Driver Nabbed; Faces 4 Years (Daily News) Related: Family Rage Over ‘Accident’; Injured Woman’s Feet Amputated (WABC 7) Huntington, L.I.: 3 […]

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