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Carnage

The Weekly Carnage

2:00 PM EDT on June 11, 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.

Fatal Crashes (3 Killed This Week, 65 This Year, 9 Drivers Charged*)

carnage_hatzolah_gothamist.jpgPhoto: Gothamist

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Bayside: Unlicensed Driver Mows Down Mother Outside Kid's Elementary School (Streetsblog, Post)
    • Eltingville: 16-Year-Old Hit Walking to School, in Critical Condition; No Charges (Advance, News)
    • Upper West Side: Speeding Hatzolah Driver Injures Delivery Cyclist; No Charges (Gothamist)
    • Gravesend: School Bus Driver Pins Woman Under Wheel, Crushing Her Leg (Post)
    • Boerum Hill: Hit-and-Run Leaves Pedestrian in Critical Condition; "Vehicle Fled the Scene" (WABC)
    • Sunset Park: Family Holds Out Hope for Pastor Severely Hurt by School Bus Driver (News)
    • Woodstock, Bronx: Hit-and-Run Box Truck Driver Severs Motorcyclist's Leg (News)
    • Dongan Hills: On-Call FDNY Truck Plows Into SUV; 4 Injured (Advance)
    • Great Kills: Woman Crashes Cadillac Into Pharmacy, Blames Stuck Pedal (Advance)
    • Mill Basin: Two-Vehicle Crash Flips Minivan Completely Over, Injuring 1 (Post)
    • Port Richmond: Two-Vehicle Collision Flips SUV, Injures 3 (Advance)

Following Up

    • Patrice O'Shaughnessy: Attention to Cops Killed in Drunken Bronx Crash Not Extended to Passengers
    • City Island: Drivers Stranded by Fatal Motorcycle Crash Held Locals "Hostage" (Post)

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Mandela's Great Granddaughter Dies in Crash on Eve of Planned World Cup Appearance (NYT)
    • Hempstead: Drugged Driver Who Killed Woman in Her Yard Indicted on 28 Charges (Gothamist)
    • Gallatin: "Miracle" Driver in Taconic Crash Excused From Investigation (Gothamist)
    • Smithtown: Woman Killed When Husband Falls Asleep at the Wheel (Post)
    • Pittstown: 4 Killed in Collision Between Big Rig and SUV (AP)
    • Norwalk, CT: Naked Driver Stop Leads to Pile-Up on I-95 (News)
    • Los Angeles: January Jones of "Mad Men" Hits Parked Cars With SUV, Leaves Scene (Post)
    • Giants' Mathias Kiwanuka Staying Off Motorcycles After Brother's Injury (Post)

Other News

    • TLC Getting Tougher on Cabbies Who Drive Dangerously (AMNY)
    • Nassau County Traffic Cams Capturing Dangerous Drivers in the Act (WABC)
    • Roadside Memorials Becoming Too Numerous for States to Manage (USAT)
    • 118,000 Fatalities a Year Make India the "World's Road Death Capital" (NYT 1, 2)

* Fatalities within the five boroughs. Information based on latest available reports.

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