The Weekly Carnage

Fatal Crashes (20 Killed This Week; 567 Killed This Year)

  • Brooklyn: 2 Cyclists Killed in Separate Crashes (Streetsblog, Newsday)
  • Queens: SUV Backs Into and Kills Baby in Stroller (News, Newsday)
  • Queens: Teen Dies in Fiery Stolen Car Wreck, 2 Hurt (Post, Newsday)
  • Queens: Man, 53, Killed in Hit-and-Run (WABC 7)
  • Manhattan: Girl, 2, Flies Out Minivan Window in Crash, Dies (Post, Newsday)
  • Related: Mom is Mad With Grief (Post)
  • Queens/Nassau Border: Fatal Crash Closes Southern State (Newsday)
  • Ridge, L.I.: Cyclist, 37, Struck and Killed by Car; No Charges Filed (Newsday)
  • Springfield Twp., N.J.: 2 Truckers Die in Head-On Crash (Star-Ledger, AP)

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  • Southeast, N.Y.: Man, 45, Dies After Car Goes Off Road (LoHud)
  • Greenburgh, N.Y.: Man, 75, Killed as Vehicle Struck by Speeder (LoHud)
  • Related: Wife Remains in Critical Condition (LoHud)
  • Levittown, L.I.: Cyclist, 37, Struck and Killed by Bus (Newsday)
  • Brick, N.J.: Pedestrian, 74, Killed by Police Cruiser (Star-Ledger)
  • Yonkers: Woman, 71, Struck and Killed by Truck (LoHud)
  • Related: She Is Remembered as Friendly, a Neighborhood Fixture (LoHud)
  • Jersey City: 2 Children in Critical as Speeding Escalade Hits Kia (Jersey Journal)
  • Related: Boy, 7, Dies; Driver, 20, Charged With Death by Auto (Star-Ledger
  • Brentwood, L.I.: Man, 28, Killed in Single-Car Expressway Wreck (Newsday)
  • Clifton, N.J.: Firefighter Killed in Motorcycle Slams Into Car (NorthJersey.com)
  • Centereach, L.I.: Motorcyclist Dead in Collision With Car (Newsday)

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • Queens: Hit-and-Run Leaves Construction Worker Near Death (Newsday)
  • Queens: Off-Duty Firefighter Hospitalized After Wreck (Post)
  • Queens: 26 Kids Hurt as School Bus Collides With Car (Newsday)
  • Queens: Nightmarish Traffic Jams From Minor Crashes (Newsday)
  • Brooklyn: Crash Provides Real-Life Training for EMTs-to-Be (Advance)
  • Westfield, N.J.: 2 Hospitalized is Van Collides With Car (Star-Ledger)
  • White Plains, N.Y.: 3-Car Pileup Lands Woman in Hospital (LoHud)
  • Ewing, N.J.: 3 Men Injured as Truck Strikes Pole (Times of Trenton)
  • Roosevelt, N.J.: Teen Ejected After Vehicle Hits Pole (Times of Trenton)
  • Hampton Bays, L.I.: Potato Truck Tips (Newsday)

Following Up

  • Somers, N.Y.: Man Dies From Crash Injuries* (LoHud)
  • Manhattan: Man Kills Girlfriend, Blames Brain Damage From ’95 Crash (Newsday)
  • West Islip, L.I.: Pals Mourn Manhattan Cab-Crash Victim (Post)
  • East Brunswick, N.J.: Teen Charged in Crash That Killed Passenger (Star-Ledger)
  • Stamford, Conn.: $270G to Settle Police Crash Suit (Stamford Advocate)

Trends

  • Connecticut Transportation-Related Worker Deaths Decline (Newsday)
  • Letter Writers Oppose Proposed Bike-Helmet Law for Westchester (LoHud)
  • Related: Helmet Law Would Discourage Cycling (LoHud)
  • Related: Letter: Bike Helmet Law Would be Counterproductive (LoHud)
  • Related: Bike Helmets Save Lives; Many Reasons to Oppose Law (LoHud)

Road Rage

  • Staten Island: Crazed Driver Arrested for Ramming Woman (Advance, Post)

About the Weekly Carnage

*Added to fatality total.

JOB OPPORTUNITY This will be my last installment of the Weekly Carnage. Charles Komanoff has agreed to take over temporarily, but Streetsblog will need someone to edit this important column. Pay is on a per-post basis, to be discussed. Interested? E-mail tips@streetsblog.org.

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