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The Weekly Carnage

12:43 PM EDT on July 2, 2009

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up (a day early this week due to the holiday) of motor vehicle mayhem across the metro region. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage.

Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week,43 Killed This Year*, 6 Drivers Charged**)

    • Brooklyn: 72-Year-Old Cyclist Killed on Fifth Avenue; No Charges Filed (News)
    • Related: Fatality Sparks Call for Further Street Improvements (Bklyn Paper)
    • RFK-Triborough Bridge: Woman Killed by Lane-Cutting Driver (News)
    • East Northport, LI: Dump Truck Tips Onto Car, Killing Mother of Two (WPIX, Newsday 1, 2)
    • Miller Place, LI: Pedestrian Hit by Victim in Infamous Beating Case (Newsday)
    • Norwalk: Pedestrian Killed on I-95; Investigation Ongoing (CT Post)
    • Saugerties, NY: Woman Dies in Three-Car Crash (Post)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Manhattan: Nine Injured When NYPD Officers Crash, Jump Curb (Streetsblog)
    • Related: Out-of-Control Cruiser Barely Misses Infant, Hits Mother (News)
    • Queens: Drunk Driver Hits 4-Year-Old With Van (News)
    • Manhattan: Bike-Lane Blocking Motorist Assaults Cyclist (Cyclosity)
    • Staten Island: Three-Car Crash in West Brighton (SI Advance)
    • Jersey City: Hit-and-Run Driver, Caught on Tape, Leaves Ped in Coma (
    • Weehawken, NJ: Mayor Involved in Crash (
    • New Cassel, LI: Police Looking for Driver Who Hit 7-Year-Old (Newsday)
    • Central Islip, LI: Teen Cyclist Critically Injured by Teen Driver; Vehicle Impounded (Newsday)
    • Copiague, LI: Unlicensed Driver Hits U-Turning Mom; Two Kids Seriously Hurt (Newsday)
    • Carle Place, LI: Children Injured in School Bus Collision (Newsday)
    • North Babylon, LI: Jeep Hits Harley; Motorcyclist and Passenger Hospitalized (Newsday)
    • Haverstraw, NY: Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Ped, Wanted by Police (LoHud)

Following Up

    • Alpine, NJ: Driver Who Killed Cyclist Camille Savoy Cleared of All Charges (Benepe's BB)
    • Riverhead, LI: Woman Sentenced to 1-3 Years for Running Over Boyfriend (Newsday)
    • Hartford: Mother and Son Get Probation for Dump Truck Deaths (Newsday)
    • Bridgeport: Man Wanted in Fatal February Crash Surrenders to Police (CT Post)
    • Yorktown, NY: Man Pleads Guilty to Road Rage Incident Preceding Fatal Wreck (LoHud)
    • Millstone, NJ: NBA Player J.R. Smith Due in Court for Fatal 2007 Crash (

Out of Town

    • Miami, OK: 10 Dead After Tractor-Trailer Plows Into Stopped Cars on I-44 (Newsday)
    • Los Angeles: Father Killed, Son Injured on LA Wheelmen Tour (SoapBoxLA)
    • Atlanta: Midtown Parking Garage Collapses; No Injuries Reported (Newsday)
    • Related: Construction Company Has History of Problems, Still Building (Red and Black)
    • Buffalo: Serial Drunk Driver Gets 3-9 Years for Ped Fatality (Newsday)
    • Kansas City, MO: Former NFL Player Rich Baldinger Won't Be Charged in Fatal Crash (WIBW)
    • Miami, FL: Judge to Rule on Release of Dante' Stallworth Ped Death Footage (Newsday)


    • Philadelphia: Amish Buggy Crash Latest Case for Vulnerable User Law (BCGP)
    • CT Post Questions Law to Protect First Responders From Speeding Drivers
    • Boiceville, NY: Shot Glasses Given as Prom Favors (Daily Freeman)
    • Are Bankrupt Carmakers Still Accountable for Faulty Products? (Wheels)

* Since the week of June 8
** Drivers charged for deaths since the week of June 8, based on latest available reports

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