The Weekly Carnage

Fatal Crashes (4 Killed This Week; 496 Killed This Year)

  • NYC: 2 Men Die in Separate Wrecks; 1 Critical After a Hit-and-Run (Newsday)
  • Brooklyn: Car Hits and Kills Fearless Iraq Vet on Motorcycle (NY Post, Newsday)
  • Related: ‘He Was Proud to Serve His Country’ (NY Post)
  • E. Rutherford, N.J.: Turnpike Crash Kills Westchester Man (Star-Ledger, LoHud)

Photo via Gothamist

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • Staten Island: Big Rig Plunges, Nearly Killing 2 (Gothamist, NewsAdvance)
  • Manhattan: Runaway SUV Causes Multi-Vehicle Wreck* (Daily News)
  • Staten Island: Driver, 60, Severely Hurt in Expressway Crash (S.I. Advance)
  • Manhattan: Cab Bursts Into Flames in Midtown (Gothamist)
  • Manhattan: Another Cab Bursts Into Flames in Midtown (City Room)

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  • Kent, N.Y.: Out-of-Control Minivan Knocks Out Power to Town (Journal News)
  • Mt. Vernon, N.Y.: Driver, 70, Arrested After Hitting Cop With Car (Journal News)
  • Hamilton Twp., N.J.: SUV Flips After Driver Runs Stop Sign (Star-Ledger)
  • Middle Island, L.I.: Driver, 18, Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run (Newsday)
  • Yonkers: Driver Who Fled Crash Was Drunk, Police Say (Journal News)
  • Hamilton Twp., N.J.: 2 Injured in Three-Car Wreck (Times of Trenton)
  • Greenlawn, L.I.: Driver in Critical Condition After Crash (Newsday)
  • S. Brunswick, N.J.: 2 Teens Hurt in Collision Outside School (Times of Trenton)

Following Up

  • Brentwood, L.I.: Driver in Hit-and-Run Says She Panicked (Newsday)
  • White Plains, N.Y.: Woman Faces Prison Time in Fatal DWI Wreck (Journal News)
  • Roslyn Heights, L.I.: Cops Find Vehicle Used in July Hit-and-Run (Newsday)
  • Queens: ‘This Was a Violent, Sudden Death’ (Daily News)
  • Long Island: Family Pleased With Sentence in Fatal House Crash (Newsday)

Cars & Animals

  • Staten Island: Driver Runs Over 24 Pigeons, Denies Cruelty (S.I. Advance)


  • New Jersey: Task Force Studies Ways to Make Teens Safer (
  • Choosing the Right Car for Your Teenager (Newsday)
  • Keep Kids Safe: Drive Slowly Near Schools (Journal News)
  • Connecticut to Launch Truck Inspection Program (Hartford Courant)

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*The driver of the SUV apparently died of a heart attack; not counted in fatalities.


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