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

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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)

Trends

  • 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)

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West Coast Report

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

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Fatal Crashes (14 Killed This Week; 458 Killed This Year) Photo: G.N. Miller/New York Post Manhattan: DWI Driver Kills Delivery Worker (NY Post, Newsday) Yonkers, N.Y.: Driveway Death as Car Rolls Over Owner (Journal News, Newsday) Related: Car May Have Been Out of Gear (Journal News)  Bedford Hills, N.Y.: Driver, 20, Charged After His Brother Dies (Journal News) Newark: Pedestrian Killed (NJ.com) […]

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The Weekly Carnage – Belated Edition

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Sorry for posting this later than usual. This week, the Nassau County district attorney won a rare murder conviction against a DWI driver in a trial that received a lot of attention. "We would hope that this verdict sends a message that if you drink and drive and kill someone, you will be prosecuted for murder," the […]

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