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.

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.

  • Re: Port Richmond truck-caused death. The driver couldn’t see over the engine hood? Vehicles like these trucks shouldn’t be on the streets with pedestrians. If we had a real rail freight system, they wouldn’t be on the roads.

  • Larry Littlefield

    Teenage girl rescued after around the world sailing attempt.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/more/06/12/teen.sailor.rescued/index.html?eref=sihp

    “Her parents have come under criticism from some observers for allowing the high-risk adventure. Veteran sailors questioned the wisdom of sending a teenager off alone in a small boat, knowing it would be tossed about for 30 or more hours at a time by the giant waves that rake the Southern Hemisphere’s oceans this time of year.”

    “Her father defended the voyage.”

    “I never questioned my decision in letting her go,” he told reporters Friday. “In this day and age we get overprotective with our children. If you want to look at statistics, look at how many teenagers die in cars every year. Should we let teenagers drive cars? I think it’d be silly if we didn’t.”

  • clever-title

    Re the Pittstown tractor-trailer/SUV crash that killed 4 people: Note the differences vs. a SUV/bicycle crash. No mention of whether the dead were wearing seat belts, so commenters can call them stupid, as they do when a cyclist does not wear a helmet. Also, no comments saying that SUVs do not belong on the same road as tractor-trailers, or anything to the effect of “that’s what you get when you go against a truck many times bigger than your vehicle.”

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