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The Weekly Carnage

11:57 AM EST on December 7, 2007

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 car collision, pedestrian killed (Newsday)
    • Patchogue, L.I.: Pedestrian killed (Newsday)
    • Fishkill, N.Y.: Truck collision, one dead (Poughkeepsie Journal)
    • Toms River, N.J.: Elderly woman veers off road (Star Ledger)
    • Garden State Parkway: "Erratic" behavior, driver veers off road (Star Ledger)

Typically unfortunate product placement in the Post.

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

    • Times Square: Cyclist hit by bus (AMNY)
    • Upper East Side: Car ploughs through pedestrian refuge (Streetsblog)
    • Selden, L.I.: Drunk driver endangers son (Newsday)
    • Syosset, L.I.: Car overturns on highway (Newsday)
    • Greenport, L.I.: Multi-car accident, cop injured (Newsday)
    • Hempstead, L.I.: Girl, 5, struck at busy intersection (Newsday)
    • Long Island Expressway: Drunk driver slams police cruiser (Newsday)
    • Related: Injured cop has been hurt on L.I.E. before (Newsday)
    • Cutchogue, L.I.: Beloved resident critically injured (Newsday)
    • Queens: Tanker truck crashes, spills 3,000 gallons of diesel (Newsday)
    • Yonkers: Three car crash, one hospitalized (Journal News)
    • Rye, N.Y.: Driver tries to avoid deer, damages utility pole (Journal News)
    • Yorktown, N.Y.: Drunk driver runs into ditch, three children in car (Journal News)
    • Hoboken, N.J.: Former Mayor charged in DUI (Hoboken Now)
    • Northern New Jersey: Icy weather leads to multiple crashes (Star-Ledger)

Following Up

    • Bronx: Cop pleads not guilty in shooting of drunk driver (News)
    • Staten Island: Manslaughter charges in drag racing crash (Advance)


    • New Jersey: Peer education program to reduce teen driving deaths (Newsday)
    • Journal News/ solicits reports of bad drivers (

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