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The Weekly Carnage

9:45 AM EDT on September 7, 2007


Robert Stolarik for The New York Times

Fatal Crashes (19 Killed This Week; 477 Killed This Year)

    • The Bronx: 4 Die as Pa.-Plated Speeding SUV Flips, Crumples (NYT, Daily News)
    • Related: Woman Recalls Son Who Died (Newsday)
    • Brooklyn: Boy, 7, Crossing Street, Struck By 2 Cars; One Driver Flees (NYT)
    • Related: Driver, 20, Arrested (Daily News)
    • Manhattan: Father of Two, 47, Killed Crossing Street (NY Post, Newsday)
    • Manhattan: Before the Taxi Strike, Bay Shore Man, 81, Struck by Taxi (Newsday)

    • Staten Island: Wrong-Way Driver Causes Pileup, Killing Man (PostAdvance)
    • Queens: Cyclist, 31, Killed in Collision With Bus (Flushing Times Ledger)
    • Greenlawn, L.I.: Matriarch Run Over by Neighbor Who Blames Coffee Spill (News)
    • Related: Actually, Reporter Finds Drug Paraphernalia; Driver Arrested (AP/News)
    • Related: Driver Details His Use of Drugs Before Crash (Newsday
    • Newark: Woman, 32, Killed in Hit-and-Run; 2 Suspects Arrested (Star-Ledger
    • Islip, L.I.: Driver Killed Crashing Into House; It Will be Demolished (Daily News)
    • Greenwich, Conn.: Bronx Man Killed as Pickup Hits Tree (Stamford Advocate)
    • Lloyd Harbor, L.I.: Woman, 87, Crashes; Heart Attack Suspected (Newsday)
    • Setauket, L.I.: Driver, 82, Killed as Another Driver Runs a Red Light (Newsday)

    • New Haven, Conn.: Man Killed as Vehicle Hits Tree (WFSB)
    • Clinton Twp., N.J.: Student Dies After Car Hits Tree (Hunterdon Democrat)
    • Mineola, L.I.: Motorcyclists Dies After Collision With Car (Newsday)
    • Trumbull, Conn.: Motorcyclist Dies in Crash (Stamford Advocate)

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

    • Brooklyn: Cyclist Injured in Prospect Heights Hit-and-Run (WABC 7)
    • Queens: Officer on Bike Hit by Car (NY Sun)
    • Staten Island: DWI Rap for Off-Duty Cop, 27, After Crash (S.I. Advance)
    • Staten Island: DWI Rap for Off-Duty Firefighter, 52, After Crash (S.I. Advance)
    • Staten Island: Crash on Expressway Wrecks Commute (S.I. Advance)
    • New Cassel, L.I.: 2 Bicyclists Badly Hurt by Out-of-Control SUV (Newsday)
    • Brentwood, L.I.: Driver Breaks Girlfriend's Leg (Newsday)
    • Morris Twp., N.J.: 3-Time Offender Injures Woman (Star-Ledger)
    • Lindenhurst, L.I.: SUV Broadsides Car; Father and Tot Injured (Daily News)
    • Sagtikos, L.I.: 2 Injured in Bizarre 16-Car Chair-Reaction Pileup (Newsday)
    • Central Islip, L.I.: Arrest After Man, 67, Injured by Van in Hit-Run (Newsday)
    • Westbury, L.I.: Truck Flips, 2 Flee, Spilled Load of Nails Snarls L.I.E. (Newsday)
    • Toms River, N.J.: Person Trapped Under Car After Major Wreck (
    • Lawrence, N.J.: Injuries Follow 4-Vehicle Wreck (Times of Trenton)
    • Trenton, N.J.: 2 Hurt as SUV and Pickup Truck Collide (Times of Trenton)
    • Lawrence, N.J.: SUV Flips After Collision, Injuring Driver (
    • Garden City, L.I.: Bus Hits 9th Grader, His Condition Critical (Daily News)
    • West Windsor, N.J.: 2 Hurt as BMW Hits Tree (Times of Trenton)
    • Lawrence, N.J.; Car Snaps Utility Pole, Injures Driver (
    • Armonk, N.Y.: Head-On Collision Reported (Journal News)
    • Greenburgh, N.Y.: Driver Injured Crashing Into Tree at Cemetery (Journal News)
    • Woodbridge, N.J.: Teen Faces 3 Years for Tossing Rocks at Cars (Star-Ledger)

Following Up

    • Brooklyn: Insurance Justice Eludes Cop 3 Years After Hit-and-Run (Daily News)
    • Stratford, Conn.: Mother Charged in Crash That Killed Her Kids (AP/Newsday)


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