The Weekly Carnage

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Fatal Crashes (15 Killed This Week; 316 Killed This Year)

  • Brooklyn: SUV Jumps Curb, Killing Pedestrian, Striking Bakery (Daily News)
  • Brooklyn: Cyclist, 17, Doored, Then Run Over by Bus (NY Post, Newsday)
  • The Bronx: Hit-and-Run Truck Driver Kills Cyclist, 30 (NYT, NY1)
  • Manhattan: 2 Killed in Separate Uptown Crashes (NY Sun, NY Post [scroll])
  • Manhattan: Commuter Bus Kills Pedestrian (Daily News)
  • Queens: Motorcycle Passenger Killed in Collision With Car (AM NY)
  • Southampton, L.I.: 2 Men Die in Separate Crashes (Newsday)
  • Wyandanch, L.I.: Cyclist, 11, Killed, 2 Minivan Passengers Injured (Newsday)
  • Related: ‘He Made Me Laugh’ (Newsday)
  • Yaphank, L.I.: Teen Driver Killed as Tractor-Trailer’s Brakes Fail (Newsday)
  • Mendham, N.J.: University Benefactor Veers, Fatally Hits Tree (Star-Ledger)
  • North Bellmore, L.I.: Teen Dies as Motorcycle Hits Building (Newsday)
  • Jersey City: Ambulance Mechanic Crushed to Death (Star-Ledger)
  • Easton, N.J.: Young Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash (NJ Express Times)

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

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Washington Twp. F.D. via Times of Trenton

  • Hamilton, N.J.: Dump Truck Flips After Colliding With Car (Times of Trenton)
  • Long Beach, L.I.: Man Charged After Running Over Girlfriend With SUV (Newsday)
  • Staten Island: 5 Injured as Fire Truck Sends SUV Into Store (S.I. Advance)
  • Brooklyn: Officer on Motorcycle Injured in Collision With Bus (Newsday)
  • Plainsboro, N.J.: SUV Rear Ends Big Rig, Driver Pulled From the Flames (NJ.com)
  • Central Islip, L.I.: Man Crashes Stolen Hummer Near Courthouse (Newsday)
  • Southeast, N.Y.: 3 Injured as Garbage Truck and Car Collide (Journal News)
  • Bedminster, N.J.: Family in Grisly Car Crash (NY Post)
  • Jersey City: Driver on Cell Phone Flips Vehicle, Hits 3 Parked Cars (S.I. Advance)
  • Mineola, L.I.: Pedestrian Injured by Pickup, Driver Charged With DWI (Newsday)
  • Carmel, N.Y.: Woman, 48, Charged With DWI Twice in 8 Days (Journal News)
  • Hanover, N.J.: Drunk Driver Blamed for Road Work Scare (Star-Ledger)
  • Greenwich, N.J.: Man Injured Year After Grandson Killed in Crash (Star-Ledger)
  • Hopewell, N.J.: Reported ‘Accident’ Really Robbery and Assault (NJ.com)
  • Pleasantville, N.J.: Six Hurt in Head-On Crash (NJ.com)
  • West Nyack, N.Y.: Man, 57, Seriously Injured in Crash (Journal News)

Following Up

  • Queens: 2 Cops Suspended for Failing to Report Crash (NY Post)
  • Brooklyn: 2 Cops Could Duck Rap in Motorcyclist’s Death (Daily News)
  • Unauthorized Use of Emergency Lights Faulted in Corzine Crash (Star-Ledger)
  • Related: Corzine Again Driven by Trooper Involved in Crash (Star-Ledger)
  • Blauvelt, N.Y.: Group Ensures Accident Victim’s Legacy Will Endure (Journal News)
  • Patterson, N.Y.: Double-Fatal Crash Trial Continued to July (Journal News)

Trends

  • Families Torn by Toddler Backover Deaths (Newsday)
  • New Jersey’s Bumper Crop is Fender-Benders (Star-Ledger)
  • Roadside Memorials Dot the Landscape (Star-Ledger)
  • Court Rules that Passengers Can Be Liable (NJ.com
  • Cocaine Hangover Can Be Considered DUI in New Jersey (Star-Ledger)
  • New York State Plans Increased DUI Patrols for the Fourth (Newsday)
  • Ticket Blitz in Northern New Jersey (Star-Ledger
  • New York’s Roads Among Worst in Nation (Journal News)

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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 (NJ.com) […]

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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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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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The Weekly Carnage, a round-up of motor vehicle mayhem across the metro region, was a regular Friday morning Streetsblog feature from August 2006 through December 2007. In the ensuing year-and-a-half, many readers have requested that we bring it back. While sticking with the tried and true format pioneered by original author Aaron Donovan, we’ll be […]

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The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs and beyond. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage. Fatal Crashes (2 killed this week, 50 this year, 5 drivers charged*) Bronx: 61-Year-Old Woman Killed, Six Injured After Livery Cab Driver […]

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Cyclists remember following traffic rules will help prevent most collisions. Bike smart & stay safe #VisionZero #UES pic.twitter.com/Kw4V67Ca0J — NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) July 27, 2016 The 19th Precinct, on the Upper East Side, tickets more cyclists than almost any other precinct in the city. So it was fitting that the above tweet this morning came from the […]