The Weekly Carnage


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)

About the Weekly Carnage

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

  • steve

    The teary-eyed former detective James Cummings explains that his drunken, unlicensed son did not have permission to drive the family car. How the hell did the kid get the keys to your car? o you leave loaded guns around for him to play with after he’s been drinking as well? Sometimes I feel like there should be licenses for parenting as well as for driving.

  • Dave H.–deadoct05,0,1224410.story?coll=hc-headlines-local-wire

    HARTFORD, Conn. — If it wasn’t for a loophole in Connecticut’s revamped drunken driving laws, a Wolcott teenager killed in a crash Thursday with two others would have been banned from legally driving that fateful day.

    Anthony Apruzzese’s driver’s license was suspended for 90 days after a March crash in which he was charged with driving while intoxicated. His license was reinstated on July 29, but would have been suspended for 120 days had his blood alcohol count been taken using a Breathalyzer or urine test.

    Instead, Apruzzese’s blood alcohol content was taken by a blood test when he was brought to the hospital after the crash.

    “It was an oversight or confused drafting,” said Robert Ward, commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • Parents! Do something about this, don’t just wring your hands and worry. I have a GPS tracker in my son’s car with his knowledge. He doesn’t speed and I know it. I can go on-line and see everywhere he has been and how fast he was driving. It has helped him control his “need for speed”. He is a good kid, but that doesn’t translate into a “safe kid”, he is still a kid! Check out this website, for your kid’s sake.

  • It’s worth making that web address into a link:

    There are a bunch of other GPS-based tracker systems.

    There is a commendable effort recently to cut down on teen driving deaths. Here are a few relevant sites:

    Teen Driving Info

    I Promise Program

    National Safety Council/Teen Driving

    I think there’s some insurance company-related campaign, but I can’t find it.


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