The Weekly Carnage

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Fatal Crashes (17 Killed this week; 599 Killed this year)

  • Brooklyn: Driver runs red light, hits woman in crosswalk (Newsday)
  • Van Wyck Expressway: Ambulette flips over, 1 dead, 5 injured (News)
  • Uniondale, L.I.: Hit and run in Coliseum parking lot (Newsday)
  • Malverne, L.I.: Car veers off roadway, driver killed (Newsday)
  • West Babylon, L.I.: SUV slams into overpass (Newsday)
  • Yonkers, N.Y.: Two dead, fiery colision on Bronx River Parkway (Journal News)
  • Garrison, N.Y.: EMT died after ambulance drives off road (Journal News)
  • Carmel, N.Y.: Pedestrian struck (Journal News)
  • East Lyme, Conn.: Three dead, highway closed, oil spill clean up, I-95 (Newsday)
  • Stamford, Conn.: Pedestrian struck (Stamford Advocate)
  • Milford, Conn.: Off duty cop strikes pedestrian (New Haven Register)
  • Newark, N.J.: Pick-up strikes median, flys through air, two dead (Jersey Journal)
  • Hamilton, N.J:. Two youth dead in collision (Times of Trenton)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Mineola, NY: LIRR service suspended after train hits auto, above (Newsday)
  • Staten Island, NY: Jersey City cop in critical condition (Jersey Journal)
  • Melville, L.I.: Karma? Driver in hit and run, then victim (Newsday)
  • Central Islip, L.I.: Baby hurt in driveway (Newsday)
  • Harrison, N.J.: Vehicle overturned (Gloucester County Times)
  • Union City, N.J.: Police cruiser broadsided in hit and run (Jersey Journal)
  • Somerset, N.J.: Hit and run victim may lose leg (Star-Ledger)
  • Queens: Once Again, a Motorist Mistakes Aubergine Cafe for a Drive-Thru


Photo by John Millus. He writes: "Thursday, November 1 was the third time in two years someone has tried to make a drive-through of the Aubergine Cafe–our beloved coffee shop and chit-chat hangout on Skillman Avenue and Fiftieth Street in Woodside."

Following Up

  • Smithtown, L.I.: Town grief stricken over death of teens (Newsday)


  • East Lyme, Conn.: Gov. wants safety barriers on I-95 after crash (Newsday)
  • Trenton, N.J.: State toughens laws on cell phone use while driving (Newsday)
  • Day Light Savings Time Switch causes increase in pedestrian fatalities (Yahoo)


West Coast Report

  • Fresno, CA: Two dead, freeway closed, 100 car pile-up, above (AP)

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Fatal Crashes (11 Killed this week; 610 Killed this year) Ozone Park: One dead, drunk driver into oncoming traffic (Newsday)   Middle Village: Ambulette hits lightpost, tree, one dead (Post)  Queens: Vehicle collision, one dead, one critically injured (Post) Levittown, L.I.: Pedestrian, 62, by drunk driver (Post) (Newsday) West Babylon, L.I.: One dead, one injured, driver veers into […]

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  A slight change of format this week as Streetsblog adds a completely unscientific tally of the metropolitan area’s weekly motor vehicle death count, and divides crash coverage between fatal crashes, crashes that cause injuries and those that result merely in property damage. (I expect most coverage to relate to fatal crashes as the nonfatal […]

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