The Weekly Carnage

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 on coming traffic (Newsday)
  • Old Brookville, L.I.: Rock crashes through car window (Newsday)
  • Setauket, L.I.: Three vehicle collision, one dead (Newsday)
  • Hempstead, L.I.: Cyclist struck by bus (Newsday)
  • Seymore, Conn.: Man drives truck off road (Hartford Courant)
  • Westport, Conn.: One dead, four injured (Stamford Advocate)
  • South Brunswick, N.J.: Father of two may have fallen asleep (Times of Trenton)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Clifton Park, N.Y.: Former Congressman arrested for drunk driving (Newsday)
  • West Nyack, N.Y.: Woman seriously injured in crash (Journal News)
  • Pleasantville, N.Y.: Road rage slashing (Journal News)
  • Harrison, N.Y.: Two arrested for racing in interstate (Journal News)
  • Yonkers, N.Y.: Man hits four parked cars, charged with drunk driving (Journal News)
  • Lawrence, N.J.: Student hit crossing street (Times of Trenton)
  • Mountainside, N.J.: Speeding teens, three seriously hurt (Cranford Chronicle) (Star-Ledger)

Following Up

  • East Meadow, L.I.: Fluke hit and run suspect turned victim dies (Newsday)
  • Yonkers, N.Y.: Driver in Bx River Parkway crash charged (Journal News)


Upstate Report

  • Bethany, N.Y.: Family of four dead in collision with truck (Newsday)

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Fatal Crashes (10 this week; 640 this year) Midtown: Cyclist doored, killed by truck (Streetsblog) Queens: Youth with suspended license, two dead, above (News) Related: Sports car was college gift, below (Post) Bergen County, N.J.: Relief turns to horror, two dead (Post) Related: American Ballet Theater mourns death of leading dancer (Post) Setauket, L.I.: Two […]

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Fatal Crashes (20 Killed in past two weeks; 630 Killed this year) Carmel, N.Y.: Police chief drives head-on into oncoming traffic (Newsday) Cold Spring, N.Y.: Top cop kills self, injures 2 adults and toddler (Journal News) New York, N.Y.: "Didn’t mean to kill him" Cabbie mowed down (News) Related: Manslaughter charges filed (Post) Staten Island, N.Y.: Pedestrian […]

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Fatal Crashes (10 Killed This Week; 258 Killed This Year) Bronx: Driver Crashes, Flees, Is Shot by Officer, Crashes Again (NYT) Bronx: Bus Kills Man on Bicycle After Robbery (NYT, Gothamist) Bayville, L.I.: 1 Killed, 1 Injured in Motorcycle Crash (Newsday) Blue Point, L.I.: Teen Dies as His SUV Collides With Bus (Newsday) Jersey City, N.J.: Speeding Driver […]

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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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Fatal Crashes (15 Killed This Week; 492 Killed This Year) Queens: Drunk Driver, 22, Killed, 4 Passengers Hurt (Daily News, NY Post) Manhattan: Fatal Hit-and-Run; Suspect Arrested (Gothamist) Jackson Twp., N.J.: 3 Teens Die Where 2 Died This Year (Star-Ledger) Seaford, L.I.: Pedestrian, 80, Struck by Motorist; No Charges (Newsday) West Babylon, L.I.: Cyclist, 14, Struck and Killed […]

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L.I. Driver Dead as Airborne Crash Hits Second Floor (NY Post) Two Friends Fighting by Side of Van Wyck Are Killed (Newsday)  L.I. Motorist Kills Nephew (NY Post)   Crash in Woodbridge, N.J., Kills 2 and Injures 2 (NYT) A Third Person Dies in Woodbridge Crash (NYT) Pals Lived and Died Together (Star-Leger)  N.Y. Soldier Dies in Arizona Traffic Accident (AP via Newsday) […]