The Weekly Carnage

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.

  • St. Albans: “Obsessed” Car Owner Kills Would-Be Thief; No Charges Filed (NYT, News, Post 1, 2)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Englewood, NJ: City TV Reporter Filing Toyota Story Hit Crossing Street (News)
  • Mariners Harbor: Suspected Thieves Crash Car During Police Pursuit (Advance)
  • SI: Five Arrested for DWI Last Weekend; 1 in Crash, 1 With 14 License Suspensions (Advance)
  • Great Kills: Sanitation Crew Hits SUV, Leaves Scene (Advance)
  • St. Albans: Woman Arraigned for Claiming Car Was Stolen After Attempted Hit-and-Run (YN)

Following Up

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In the Region, Out of Town

  • Ft. Lee, NJ: Pedestrian Hit, in Serious Condition (WCBS)
  • Clifton, NJ: Police Chase Kills Truck Passenger (WABC)
  • Phoenix: 6 Killed, 15 Injured in Interstate Bus Crash (AP)
  • Dinwiddie Co., VA: Driver Charged in Van Crash That Killed Temple Student (AP)
  • Barnstable, MA: Newlywed Tries to Run Down Husband’s Ex-Girlfriend (News)
  • Norwood, PA: Teens Upset Over Death of Cyclist Friend Commit Suicide-by-Train (Daily News)
  • Tampa: Alex Rodriguez and His $400,000 Car in Minor Collision (News)

Other News

  • NYPD Drunk Driving Epidemic Continues Unabated; Where’s Ray Kelly? (Streetsblog)
  • DWI Also Popular With Cops in Westchester: 6 Charged Since December (WCBS)
  • DOT Denies Brooklyn CB 18 Request for Kings Plaza Pedestrian “Safety Fences” (YN)
  • Related: Board Cites Hazardous Pedestrian Conditions at Canarsie Cemetery (YN)
  • Freedom-Loving Arizona Legislators Kill TWD Bill, Again (AZ Republic)
  • Failed Ban Sparks Seemingly Rational Discussion of Traffic Cams in Illinois (Daily Herald)
  • Times Driven to Distraction Series Targets Digital Billboards, a.k.a. “Television on a Stick”

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