The Weekly Carnage


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)


About the Weekly Carnage

  • Larry Littlefield

    “Two bicyclists were struck and critically injured Thursday night when a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder jumped a curb in New Cassel and crashed into them as they rode along a sidewalk on Old Country Road…The driver of the Pathfinder was identified as Marie Exantus, 53, of Westbury…was not charged.”

    Did they charge the cyclists with riding on the sidewalk?

    After reading this blog for a few weeks, and this post each week, it sure seems like helmets are a good idea. I didn’t wear them riding a bike as a kid in the 1960s, but then again I didn’t wear a seatbelt back then either.

  • A teenage boy on a bike was hit by a car in my neighborhood (Prospect Lefferts in Brooklyn) this past week. I don’t know if he survived, but it sounds pretty bad. Here’s a first-person account:


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Fatal Crashes (14 Killed This Week; 197 Killed This Year) Manhattan/Bronx: Car Plunges Kill 2 (NY Post, Journal News) Related: Vehicular Manslaughter Charge for Manhattan Crash Survivor (NYT)  Brooklyn: Pedestrian Killed at Tillary & Adams (Brooklyn Heights Blog) Queens: Pedestrian Dies After Being Pinned Under SUV (AMNY) New Jersey: 3 Die in Their Cars as Storm Waters […]

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Fatal Crashes (14 Killed This Week; 211 Killed This Year) Bronx: SUV Slams Big Rig, Passenger Dies, Driver Flees on Foot (Daily News, NYT) Related: DWI Suspect Driven to Drink After Pal Died in DWI (Daily News) Queens: Mother Killed in Crash, 10-Day-Old Baby Survives (Daily News, Newsday) Related: Driver Is Jailed (AM NY) Brooklyn: U-Turn […]

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Fatal Crashes (18 Killed This Week; 57 Killed This Year) Queens: Suspended License Driver Hits School Bus, Killing 1 (Daily News) Queens: 95-Year-Old Man Hits a Dodge, Which Hits a School Bus (NY Post) Randolph, N.J.: Woman, 26, Collides With Empty School Bus (Star-Ledger) North Bellmore, L.I.: 2 in Seatbelts Die as 1 Without Belt Lives (Newsday) Storrs, Conn.: UConn Freshman […]

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Fatal Crashes (22 Killed in 2 Weeks; 111 Killed This Year) Queens: 2 Men Die as Careening Car Is Sliced in Two (NY Post) Related: Girlfriend of One Victim in Critical Condition (Daily News) Brooklyn: Toddler, 4, Struck and Killed by Hummer (Newsday)  Staten Island: Grandmother Killed Crossing Street (S.I. Advance) Related: Mourners Remember Victim (S.I. Advance) Waterford, Conn.: Siblings […]

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Fatal Crashes (15 Killed This Week; 248 Killed This Year) Manhattan: Boy, 14, Killed as Overloaded Van Hits Pole (NYT, NY Post) Manhattan: Motorcyclist Killed After Swerving (Newsday, NYT) I-80: 3 Killed in Two Days of Death (Star-Ledger) East Meadow, L.I.: Hit-and-Run Driver Drags, Kills a Mom (NYT) Related: Headlight Shards Link to Driver (NY Post) […]