The Weekly Carnage


Chad Rachman / S.I. Advance Police view Honda in which Michelle Arout, 17, died in Veterans Road drag race.

Fatal Crashes (15 Killed This Week; 369 Killed This Year)

  • Staten Island: Passenger Dead After 90 mph Teen Crash (Daily News)
  • Related: Police Finger Speed-Gas Canister as Pals Mourn (NY Times)
  • Related: Teen’s Death Too Much to Bear (S.I. Advance)
  • Bronx: Ford Explorer Kills Woman, 73; Driver Flees (NY Times)
  • Related: Two Cars, Not One, Killed 73-Year-Old Pedestrian (Newsday)
  • Bronx: Mom Killed Saving Daughter from Turning Cement Truck (NY Post)
  • N. Long Beach (LI): Woman in DWI 3-Car Smash Dies of Injuries (Newsday)
  • Related: "Great Dad" Smashes 3 Cars, Injures 3 in DWI (Newsday)

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Wreckage of Guardsman’s Mustang after police cruiser smashed it.

  • Suffolk Co. (LI): Guardsman Killed as Cop Chases Motorcyclists (Daily News)
  • Related: Cop Pursuing Motorcycle Pack Kills Driver (Newsday)
  • Bayshore (LI): Early-Morning Ped Killed by Van (Newsday)
  • Babylon (LI): Town Worker Who Fell from Truck Dies of Injuries (Newsday)
  • Centereach (LI): Man Dragged to Death by Drunk Girlfriend, Cops Say (Newsday)
  • Related: "He Punched Me": DWI Gal Who Ran Over Pal (Newsday)
  • Syosset (LI): Man Fatally Struck at LIRR Tracks was Surgeon (Newsday)
  • NJ Turnpike: Florida Teen Dies in Crash with Big Rig (NJ.com)
  • Old Bridge (NJ): Man Dies in One-Car Crash Ejection (NJ.com)
  • Franklin Twp (NJ): 87-Year-Old Driver Smashes Into Truck, Dies (NJ.com)
  • Ewing (NJ): Rt 31 Collision Kills 92-Year-Old Passenger (NJ.com)
  • Scarsdale: Yonkers Man Dies Crashing Motorcycle on Bx Riv Pkwy (Journal News)
  • Monsey (NY): Turning Bus Kills Cell-Phone Woman in Parking Lot (Journal News)

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Frank Becerra Jr. / Journal News Brewster FD works to free victims from head-on smash.

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • Manhattan: Ped’s Foot Nearly Severed by Turning Taxi (NY Post)
  • Bronx: Pelham Teen Fights for Life after Car Theft, Crash (Journal News)
  • Ronkonkoma(LI): Jeep Liberty Vaults Tracks, Smashes Building (Newsday)
  • Suffolk Co. (LI): Corvette Crasher Carjacks Rescuer (Newsday)
  • Commack (LI): Stoned-Out Trucker Crashes 3 Cars, Keeps Driving (Newsday)
  • Kearney (NJ): Funeral-Home Car Driven Into House Basement (NJ.com)
  • Putnam County (NY): Head-On Crash Injures 4, 2 Critically (Journal News)

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Daily News photos
: Daryl Gilyard and Chiffon Johnson with funeral program of her daughter Melissa, 9, killed in van.

Following Up

  • Brooklyn: Mom Seeking Trucker Who Killed Her 9-Yr-Old (Daily News)
  • NYC: Cop Gets 2-6 Years for DWI Ped Slay on Queensboro Bridge (NY Times)
  • Related: 6 Years for Ex-Cop in DWI Slay on Bridge (NY Post)
  • Nassau Co.: Wrong-Way Wedding Crasher Hit on Evidence-Tamper (Newsday)

Trends

  • Not all Virginians Angry Over Stiff Speeding Fines (NY Times letter)
  • U.S. Now Lags in Road Safety (NY Times Autos)
  • White House Can’t Loosen Truckers’ Work Hours: U.S. Court (NY Times)
  • Long Island: Teen’s Death Underscores Car-Surfing Risks (Newsday)

About The Weekly Carnage

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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, 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 […]