The Weekly Carnage

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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.: Mom in ICU Unaware that Daughter, 6, Died (Jersey Journal)
  • Secaucus, N.J.: Driver, 81, Plows Through Bus Shelter, Killing 1 (Jersey Journal)
  • Lawrence, L.I.: Parallel Parking SUV Jumps Curb, Kills Pedestrian (Newsday)
  • Eastport, L.I.: Driver Loses Control, Hits Ditch, Flips Car, Dies (Newsday)
  • Hamilton, N.J.: Two Women, Both 19, in Out-of-Control Sedan (Daily Journal)
  • New Rochelle, N.Y.: Iona College Student, 19, Killed on I-95 (Journal News)
  • Ewing, N.J.: Car Strikes and Kills Visitor from Poland, 61 (Times of Trenton)
  • Hamilton, N.J.: 14-Year-Old Boy on Scooter Struck and Killed (Times of Trenton)
  • South Hempstead, L.I.: Man, 41, Hits Pole, Dies (Newsday)
  • Ronkonkoma, L.I.: Driver Dies After Rear Ending a Truck (Newsday)
  • Raritan, N.J.: ‘Unbelievable’ Pileup Leaves Woman, 50, Dead (Star-Ledger)
  • Woodbridge, N.J.: Man Dies as Car Veers Into Oncoming Traffic (Star-Ledger)
  • Argyle, Me.: Boy, 15, From Spring Valley, N.Y., Killed in Rollover (Journal News)
  • Related: That Type of Van Is Prone to Rollovers (Journal News)
  • Parsippany, N.J.: Motorcyclist Loses Control and Is Killed (
  • Cold Spring, N.Y.: Driver Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash (Journal News)

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Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • West Nyack, N.Y.: Man Extricated After SUV Rollover (Journal News)
  • Queens: DWI Driver Hits 3-Year-Old Girl and 2 Women (NY Post)
  • Related: Driver Had Downed Bottle of Vodka (NY Post)
  • Related: Driver Arraigned in Hospital Bed (AP/Newsday)
  • Hillside, N.J.: Officers Crash Into Car of Suspect They’re Chasing (
  • Rye, N.Y.: Six Kids and Adult Excape Injury on Parkway Rollover (Journal News)

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  • Waterbury, Conn.: Firefighters Free Trapped Woman (FireFighting News)
  • Edison, N.J.: Woman, 50, Injured in Hit-and-Run (
  • Bohemia, L.I.: Woman Seriously Injured in Crash (Newsday)

Following Up

  • Queens: Seizure-Stricken Driver Who Killed 3 Is Charged With Lying (NYT)
  • Brooklyn: Corner Named for Rookie Officer Killed in Car Wreck (AP/Newsday
  • Brooklyn: City Will Pay $1.25M to L.I. Driver Injured by Pothole (Newsday)
  • Elizabeth, N.J.: Grand Jury Indicts Man for Killing Pedestrian (Star-Ledger)


  • Nissan to Introduce Self-Lifting Gas Pedal (AP/IHT)
  • Hempstead Turnpike: 14 Blocks, 160 Crashes (Newsday)
  • Rating Long Island’s Most Dangerous Roads (Newsday)
  • Newsday Readers Blame Crashes on … Drivers (Newsday)

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Brooklyn: S.U.V. Hits Mother and 3 Children, Killing Boy (NYT) Related: Driver: I Didn’t Know I Killed Boy (Daily News) Related: Mother, in Coma, Clings to Life (NY Post)  Carteret, N.J., Family of 3 Killed in SUV Crash in Pennsylvania (Star-Ledger) Putnam Valley, N.Y.: Girl, 13, Killed in SUV-Truck Crash (Journal News) Queens: 3 Dead in Four-Car Pileup (Daily […]

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Here is the third installment of our Weekly Carnage column, covering the tragic fatalities that inevitably result from a car-dependent society. This week there was a lot of family trauma. A 4-year-old girl loses her mother, father and sister. An 85-year-old man kills his presumed wife. An 18-year-old son kills his father. 4 Die on N.J. Turnpike […]

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Designated Driver Hits Utility Pole, Dies (Newsday) Driver, 25, Hears DWI Charges in Triple-Fatal Crash (Star-Ledger) Family Raises $200K to Bails Out Driver After Deadly Accident (Star-Ledger) Van Accident Kills Parents, but Police Save Their Children (NYT) Pedestrian Killed by Minivan Driver in Boerum Hill (Gothamist) Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Old Bridge, N.J. (Star-Ledger) Car Spins […]

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Mark Vergari / The Journal News Fatal Crashes (25 Killed This Week; 444 Killed This Year) Greenburgh, N.Y.: Sprain Brook Rollover Kills Driver (Journal News) Manhattan: Pedestrian, 42, Struck Crossing West Side Highway* (Villager) Brooklyn: DWI Charge After Speeder Kills Good Samaritan (Daily News, NY Post) Queens: SUV Smashes Into Parked Motorcyclist, Killing 1 (NYT, NY […]