The Weekly Carnage

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Fatal Crashes (17 Killed This Week; 333 Killed This Year)

  • Manhattan: Minivan Driver Kills Off-Duty Cop (NY Post)
  • Related: Drunken Driver Ends Life of NYPD Dad-to-Be (Daily News)
  • Related: Bail Boost in Cop-Death DWI Case (Daily News)
  • Tappan Zee Bridge: Fiery Truck Death Crash Shuts Bridge (NY Post)
  • Related: Law, Bridge Design, Limit Police Enforcement (
  • Bridgeport: Three Drown After Van Sinks in Park Pond (NY Times)
  • Related: No Survivors After Holiday Accident (Daily News)
  • No. Lindenhurst, L.I.: Driver with Record Kills Good Samaritan (Newsday)
  • Selden, L.I.: Motorist Arrested in Crash That Killed Motorcyclist (Newsday)
  • NJ: Teen Athletes Charged With DWI in Two Fatal Crashes (
  • Rockaway Township, NJ: 20-Year-Old Motorcyclist Speeds, Dies (
  • Fort Lee: Drunk 18-Year-Old Vaults Curb in SUV, Kills Teen (
  • Cape May County, NJ: Motorcyclist Dies Rear-Ending SUV (Star-Ledger)
  • Frankford Township, NJ: Pick-Up Driver Hits Pole, Dies (
  • Monroe Township, NJ: Pick-Up Driver Kills Bicyclist (
  • Shelton, CT: Head-on Crash Kills 2 Kids, Injures Mom, 3 Others (ConnPost)

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Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • Inwood, L.I.: Police Looking for SUV in Hit-and-Run (Newsday)
  • L.I.: Multi-Car Crash Snarls Traffic on L.I.E. (Newsday)
  • L.I.: Three-Car Crash on Sunrise Highway (Newsday)
  • Brentwood, L.I.: Carjacker Crashes Hummer (Newsday)
  • Pennsville, NJ: Paulsboro Man Arrested in DWI Hit-and-Run (
  • Fairfield Township, NJ: Teen Injured in One-Car Crash (
  • NJ I-295: Teen Was Speeding in Crash That Hurt 4 (
  • Vineland: 5 Teens Injured in One-Car Crash (
  • South Trenton: Two-Car Crash Injures 5 (
  • NJ: I-78 Rollover Sends 2 to Hospital (
  • Gloucester Co., NJ: 3 Hurt when 17-Year-Old Rolls SUV (
  • Westchester, NY: 3 Hurt in 2 Rollover Crashes (
  • New Rochelle: Drunk Driver Beaten by Friend of Victim (Journal News)
  • Westchester, NY: 2 DWI Arrests in Hutchinson Pkwy Crash (Journal News)
  • Southeast (Putnam Co.): Candidate Charged in DWI Crash (Journal News)
  • Carmel (Putnam Co.): Driver in 2 DWI Hit-Run’s in 8 Days (Journal News)
  • Derby, CT: New Haven Woman Hit by Speeding Jeep (ConnPost)
  • Bridgeport: Toddler Critical After Driver Pins Her to Store (ConnPost)

Following Up

  • Fifth Delay in Trial of Greenway Driver Who Killed Cyclist (Downtown Expr)
  • Upstate NY: Alcohol Not a Factor in Crash That Killed 5 Friends (NY Times)
  • Her Son Died in Jet Ski Crash, Now Wants Stricter Laws (Daily News)
  • Tenn: Two More Suits Filed in "Cars for Kids" Show Crash (Newsday)
  • West Windsor, NJ: Injured Elderly Pair Petition to Sue Township (
  • Roselle Park, NJ: Police Finger Helpful Bystander, not Driver (Star-Ledger)
  • Conn: DOT Working on Tree-Safety Plan after Parkway Deaths (
  • Harrison, NY: Black Box That Could Implicate Firefighter Stalled (Journal News)

Frank Becerra Jr. / Journal News


  • Virginia Rolls Out The $3550 Speeding Ticket (Alexandria Times)
  • Cell-Phone-Charging Trucker Not Charged in Crash That Killed 8 (Newsday)
  • NJ: Deaths Spike Despite Law Restricting Teen Drivers (Newsday)
  • NJ: Corzine Commission on Teen Driving Dangers a No-Show (Star-Ledger)
  • Greenwich, CT: Hedge Fund Mogul Derails Traffic-Calming Circle (Advocate)

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