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The Weekly Carnage

12:35 PM EST on February 12, 2010

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle mayhem
across the five boroughs and beyond. For more on the origins and purpose of this
column, please read About the Weekly Carnage.

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Gothamist Newsmap: Unidentified Pedestrian Struck Near Bellevue Hospital
    • Mill Basin, BK: SUV Collision That Injured 12-Year-Old Ruled "Terrible Accident" (News 1, 2, YourNabe)
    • W. Village: Driver Crashes Into Gray's Papaya; 3 Reported Injured (Villager)
    • Forest Hills: Man Crashes Into Queens Synagogue, Blames His Toyota (News, Post)
    • Tottenville, SI: Car Overturned After Collision With City Bus (Advance)
    • Overturned Vehicle Blocks Goethals Bridge (Advance)
    • Chelsea: Postal Service Semi Wedged Under Overpass (Gothamist)
    • SI: DWI Arrests in Ward Hill, Mariners Harbor (Post [Blotter], Advance)

Following Up

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Pelham Manor, NY: Man Tries to Run Down Cop After Wrong-Way Stop (AP)
    • Newark: Driver Fleeing Crash Steals, Wrecks PA Police Cruiser (AP)
    • Fairfield, NJ: Off-Duty Cop Shot After "Road Rage Incident" (WINS)
    • Miami, FL: Bail Revoked for Accused DWI Killer Carlos Bertonatti (New Times)
    • Sacramento: Witness Snatches Keys From Driver During Attempted Cyclist Hit-and-Run (TBL)
    • Vancouver, BC: Woman in Wheelchair Hit by Olympic Staffer (AP)
    • Son of Maple Leafs, Olympic Hockey GM Killed Along With Friend in Indiana Crash (AP)

Other News

    • Council Member Jessica Lappin Proposes City Office of Street Safety (Streetsblog)
    • Bob Mionske: Vulnerable User Laws a First Step Toward True Traffic Justice (Streetsblog)
    • Related: Strict Liability Helps Keep European Streets Sane and Civil (Streetsblog)
    • Midtown: "Stray Voltage" Shocks Five Herald Square Pedestrians (Post, NY1)
    • Bloomberg Pulls City-Owned Priuses Off the Streets, Looks to Do Same for Cabs (WINS)
    • Toyota Inquiry Broadens to Include NHTSA Probe (NYT)
    • With 100 U.S. Traffic Deaths Per Day, Sticky Gas Pedals Are the Least of It (AOL, LA Bikes)
    • Ray LaHood Will Talk to Carmakers About Factory-Installed Driver Distractions (Detroit News)

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