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The Weekly Carnage

9:51 AM EDT on October 5, 2007


Fatal Crashes (21 Killed This Week; 530 Killed This Year)

    • Brooklyn: Van Crushes Man as Pregnant Wife, 3 Kids Watch in Horror (News)
    • Manhattan: Drunk Driver Kills Pedestrian in Hit-and-Run: Cops (Post, Streetsblog)
    • Related: Vehicular Homicide Charge; Bail Set at $75,000 (News, Streetsblog)
    • Related: Driver 'Knew' He Hit Beauty, but Left Her to Die: DA (Daily News)
    • Related: Blond Beauty Was Showing Off City to a Visiting Pal (Post)
    • Related: Memorial Held (Time's Up via Streetsblog)
    • Staten Island: Teen Crashes Car, Leaves Pal to Die: Cops (News, Post, Advance)
    • Related: Tears, then Rage, for DWI Victim's Mom (Advance)
    • Related: Case Will go to Special Prosecutor (Advance)
    • Related: Father is a Lawman for Andrew Cuomo (News)

    • Newark: Driver in Stolen Car Kills Pedestrian in Hit-and-Run (Star-Ledger)
    • The Bronx: Parkway Crash Kills 1, Injures 8 (News, Post)

    • Goshen, N.Y.: Brooklyn Boy Survives as Both Parents Killed (News, Post)
    • Wolcott, Conn.: 3 Teens Die in Car Wreck (NYT, Conn Post)
    • Sayreville, N.J.: Cyclist, 33, Struck and Killed by Van (Star-Ledger)
    • Lawrence, N.J.: Cyclist, 50, Dies; May Have Been Hit by Car (Times of Trenton)
    • Monroe, N.J.: Toddler Killed by SUV as He Walks Into Street (Star-Ledger)
    • Greenwich, Conn.: 2 Dead as Car Slams Into Fire Patrol (Stamford Advocate)
    • Livingston, N.J.: Sports-Loving Staten Islander Killed in Crash (Advance)
    • Hicksville, L.I.: Man, 41, Killed in High-Speed Crash (Newsday)
    • Boonton, N.J.: Motorist Killed After Veering Off Road (
    • Monroe Twp., N.J.: Big Rig Flips, Killing Driver (
    • Watchung, N.J.: Man Killed as Motorcycle Drifts (Somerset Reporter)

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

    • Jersey City: 3 Separate Hit-and-Runs Injure 3 Pedestrians (Jersey Journal)
    • Staten Island: 7 Hurt, 1 Gravely, as Car Slams Into Bus (Daily News)
    • Bayonne, N.J.: Hero Pulls Woman From Crushed Car as Fire Erupts (J.Journal)
    • Bridgeport, Conn.: Car Hits Family During Police Pursuit (Conn Post)
    • Greenburgh, N.Y.: Car Hits Special-Needs Children's Van (LoHud)
    • Old Bridge, N.J.: 2 Hurt as Crash Shuts Down Route 9 (Star-Ledger)
    • Perth Amboy, N.J.: Pedestrian Critically Injured by Car (
    • Plainsboro, N.J.: At least 6 Hurt, Some Seriously, in Pileup (Times of Trenton)

Following Up

    • Uniondale, L.I.: Mother, 48, Hit by Van Dies From Injuries* (Newsday)
    • Kingston, N.Y.: Guilty Plea in Crash That Killed Staten Islander (Advance
    • Garden City, L.I.: Up to 7 Years for Student in Golf Club Horror (Newsday)
    • Newark: Motorcyclists Rally for Girl, 11, Killed in Hit-and-Run (Star-Ledger)
    • Newark: Teen Gets 10 Years in Fatal Car Chase (Star-Ledger)
    • Pelham, N.Y.: Family Recalls 'Sparkle' of Officer Killed in Crash (LoHud)
    • Camden, N.J.: Corzine Gets 4th Leg Operation (Daily News)
    • Inwood, L.I.: Driver Charged in Fatal Crash (Newsday)
    • Elizabeth, N.J.: Prosecutor Drops Charges Against Samaritan (Star-Ledger)
    • West Nyack, N.Y.: Seniors Get Bereavement Help Following Fatal Crash (LoHud)



    • Queens: Students Create Ad Campaign Against Reckless Driving (Daily News)
    • Mt. Olive, N.J.: Traffic Safety Concerns Mounting (Warren Reporter)
    • Summit, N.J.: Pedestrians and Drivers Are Safer in Town These Days (Indy Press)
    • Editorial: On Safety for Older and Younger Drivers (LoHud)
    • Texting and Driving: Do We Really Need a Law for Common Sense? (LoHud)

Upstate Report

    • Jasper, N.Y.: 4 Teens Found Dead in Crashed Car** (Newsday)

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*Added to this week's fatality total
**Not included in fatality totals because this is outside of the metropolitan area.

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