The Weekly Carnage

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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 struck (Advance)
  • Queens, N.Y.: Teen driver runs down pedestrian (Post)
  • Copiague, L.I.: Driver loses control, parents dead in crash (Newsday
  • Southhampton, L.I.: Elderly driver loses control (Newsday)
  • Southhampton, L.I.: Pedestrian struck (Newsday)
  • Lake Success, L.I.: Man killed in tow truck accident (Newsday)
  • Greenburgh, N.Y.: One dead, one hurt on Bronx River Pkwy, below (Journal News)
  • Stratford, Conn.:  Car goes airborne, driver killed (Newsday)
  • Manchester, Conn.: Man loses control on interstate (Courant)
  • Guilford, Conn.: Woman loses control on interstate (Courant)
  • Middletown, Conn.: Pedestrian struck crossing road (Courant)
  • Windsor, Conn.: Teen killed in crash (Courant)
  • Hartford, Conn.: Teen killed in crash (Courant)
  • Cromwell, Conn.: Car found in ravine, two dead (Courant)
  • Monroe Township, N.J.: Couple killed in motorcycle crash (Newsday)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Jersey City, N.J.: Two cars in accident, strike street light, above (Jersey Journal)
  • New York, N.Y.: Woman hit by Chinatown bus (NYT, Post, AMNY, News)
  • Brooklyn, N.Y.: Two pedestrians hit at same intersection within 90 min. (News)
  • Related: Intersection is notoriously confusing and chaotic (Newsday)
  • New York, N.Y.: Boy critically injured, struck by ambulette (Post, NYT)
  • Queens, N.Y.: Police officer struck (Newsday)
  • Westhampton: Ladder falls off van, injures 10 in school bus (Newsday)
  • Eastchester, N.Y.: Off-duty EMT rescues driver from Bronx River (Review Press)
  • Mount Vernon, N.Y.: Two injured in crash (Journal News)
  • Yonkers, N.Y.: Officer struck during traffic stop (Journal News)
  • New Rochelle, N.Y.: Jeep crashes into storefront (Journal News)
  • White Plains, N.Y.: Pedestrian struck (Journal News)
  • New City, N.Y.: Officer seriously hurt in crash (Journal News)
  • New City, N.Y.: Pedestrian struck by drunk driver (Journal News)
  • Newburgh, N.Y.: Pedestrian struck crossing the highway (Journal News)
  • North Castle, N.Y.: Ambulette flips, eight injured (Journal News
  • Linden, N.J.: Bus crashes into Christmas tree lot (Star-Ledger)
  • Jersey City, N.J: SUV strikes commuter train (Jersey Journal)
  • Bedminster, N.J.: Six injured in crash with tractor trailer (Star-Ledger)
  • Brick, N.J.: Teens run red light, hit by school bus, four injured (Newsday)

Following Up

  • New York, N.Y.: One day of jail and probation for crash that maimed cop (News)
  • New City, N.Y.: Six months jail for drunk driving that killed cop (Journal News)
  • Queens, N.Y.: Victim in DWI crash was father of a cop (News)
  • Bayville, L.I..: Funeral set for woman killed by rock falling out of truck (Newsday)
  • Yonkers, N.Y.: Charges against teen dropped (Journal News)
  • Related: Opinion, Graduated licenses could save lives (LoHud.com)

Trends

  • Nassau County, L.I.: Souzzi pledges DWI busts over holiday weekend (Newsday)
  • New Jersey: State police pledge DWI crackdown (Star-Ledger)
  • Rochester, N.Y.: Legislator proposes ban on texting while driving (Newsday)
  • Staten Island, N.Y.: Councilman proposes ban on nitrous oxide tanks (Advance)
  • Suffolk County, L.I.: Seat-belt crackdown (Newsday)
  • Connecticut: Governor forms task force on teen driving (Courant)
  • Costa Mesa, Cali.: Jogger struck by car wins $50M settlement (Newsday)
  • Knoxville, Tenn.: Arrest for shooting red light camera, A.P. (Newsday) (Courant)

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