The Weekly Carnage

Matt Rainey / Star-Ledger

Fatal Crashes (9 Killed This Week; 354 Killed This Year)

  • Lindenhurst, LI: Woman Dies Day After Hit Crossing Highway (Newsday)
  • Old Brookville, LI: Hicksville Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash (Newsday)
  • Totowa, NJ: Police Kill Ex-Cop Who Struck 2 With Car (Newsday)
  • NJ: ‘Girls’ Night Out’ Ends in Fatal Parkway Crash (
  • Hunterdown County, NJ: Crash with Semi Leaves Pick-Up Driver Dead (
  • Bedminster, NJ: SUV Driver Rear-Ends 18-Wheeler, Dies (
  • Frelinghuysen, NJ: Find Crashed B’klyn Driver Dead 9 Days Later (
  • Croton-on-Hudson, NY: Cops ID Motorcyclist Killed in Crash (Journal News)
  • Croton Falls, NY: Purdys Man Killed in 2-Van Head-on Smash (Journal News)

Sarah Rice / Star-Ledger: Crews Remove 18-Wheeler from NJ Rt. 22

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • NYC: Brooklyn, Manhattan School Bus Smashups Injure 11 (NY Post)
  • Bronx: Cops’ Baby Bump (NY Post)
  • Kings Park, NY: Joy-ride Teen Arrested after Pals Fall from Car (Newsday)
  • West Islip, NY: 2 Firefighters critical after hit by DWI teen (Daily News)
  • Related: Hit-Run Horror (NY Post)
  • Related: W. Islip Teen Charged in DWI Hit-and-Run (Newsday)
  • Great Kills, S.I.: Woman Injured in Car-Flip Ricochet (SI Advance)
  • Newburgh, NY: Police seeking Blazer Driver Who Hit Bicyclist (Poughkeepsie J.)
  • Weymouth, NJ: Airlift for Critical 21-Year-Old in 2-Car Crash (
  • Boonton, NJ: Pedestrian Critical after Hit-Run (
  • Hillside, NJ: 6-Vehicle Crash Shuts Rt. 22 in Morning Rush (Star-Ledger)
  • Westfield, NJ: Steals 2 Cars, Crashes Both (
  • Cranford, NJ: Parkway Crash Sends 2 to Hospital (
  • I-278, NJ: Newark Cop Hurt in 2-Motorcycle Collision (
  • Monroe, NJ: 3 Injured When Truck Smashes Home (
  • Sloatsburg, NY: 2 Hurt as Pickup Flies Over RR Tracks (Journal News)
  • New Rochelle: Bicyclist Leg Injury After Car Hit (Journal News)
  • Ansonia, CT: Man Critical After Pinned Under Car (Conn. Post)
  • Derby, CT: Suspended Driver Flees Rt. 8 Crash (Conn. Post)

Angela Gaul / Journal News

Following Up

  • Riverhead, LI: "Heavy drinker" pleads not guilty to killing cyclist (Newsday)
  • Massapequa, LI: Man who killed girlfriend in DWI gets 6 months (Newsday)
  • Medford, LI: Man jailed after 11th DWI arrest (Newsday)
  • Roslyn Heights, LI: Car in M.D. Fatal Hit-Run Found (Newsday)
  • Bridgeport: Man Charged in July 4 Toddler Sidewalk Death (Newsday)
  • Putnam Cty, NY: Southeast Candidate in Crash was 50% Over DWI (Journal News)
  • Fairfield, CT: Magistrate Suspended in DWI/SUV/toddler Crash (Conn. Post)

Frank Beccera Jr. / Journal News: Police Check 2-Van Croton Falls Fatal


  • Cheerleader’s Phone was Text-Messaging in Upstate Wreck Fatal to 5 (NY Times)
  • Related: Teen Who Killed Cyclist Was Texting While Driving (Daily Dog, 11-26-05)
  • Related: NY Lawmakers Move to Make "TWD" A Crime (Newsday)
  • Virginia: "Abusive Driver" Fees Becoming Election Weapon (Wash. Post)
  • Related: High Fines for Speeding Anger Virginians (NY Times)
  • NY State: Spitzer Signs DWI Law with Stiffer Penalties (Newsday)

About The Weekly Carnage

Aaron Donovan returns August 3.


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