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The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage

2:37 PM EST on February 4, 2011

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence 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

    • East Harlem: Driver Hits Pedestrian at E. 120th Street, Victim in Critical Condition (DNAinfo)
    • Midtown: Drunk Driver Hits Delivery Cyclist, Flees Scene, Charged With Vehic Assault (News, Post 1, 2, DNAinfo)
    • Crown Heights: Marine's SUV Incinerated in Manhole Explosion (News, Post)
    • Parkchester: Man Crashes Van, Charged with Driving Under the Influence (Post Blotter)
    • Staten Island: Two Drivers Caught Sleeping at the Wheel Among Five Charged With DWI (Advance)
    • Lower Manhattan: Off-Duty Firefighter Arrested for Drunk Driving (DNAinfo)
    • Manhattan: Woman Threatened by Driver Throws Herself from Speeding Cab: Lawsuit (News, Post)
    • Queens: On-Duty TEA Driving Drunk in Sunnyside; SI: Two Arrested for Drunk Driving (Post Blotter)
    • Bay Ridge: Driver Assaulted by Double-Parker After Honking (Brooklyn Paper Blotter)
    • Bronx: Two Girls Left in Idling Car Collapse from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (NYT)
    • Upper East Side: Three Cabs Catch Fire, One Explodes (Post)
    • Staten Island: Drug Suspect Hits Cop With Car in Shopping Plaza Parking Lot (Post)

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Bronx Truck Driver Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run Outside Philadelphia (Post)
    • SI Tour Bus Drivers Charged with Driving Drunk While Dropping Students at Vermont Ski Resort (AP)
    • Stamford, CT: School Bus Bursts into Flames; No Injuries (Advocate)
    • Hamilton, NJ: Pickup Truck Driver Hits 13-Year-Old Girl, Flees Scene (Times of Trenton)
    • Pine Beach, NJ: Driver, Two Passengers Killed After Crashing Into Elementary School (ABC, NJ Ledger)
    • Weehawken, NJ: Four Injured in Multi-Car Crash Near Lincoln Tunnel (ABC Local)
    • Chatham, NJ: Driver Runs Red Light, Crashes BMW; Issued Summons for Careless Driving (Indy Press)
    • Milford, NJ: Driver Critically Injured after Car Hits Snowbank and Flips (Star-Ledger)

Following Up

    • DA Vance Explains Vehicular Manslaughter Investigation, Limits of New Vulnerable User Laws (Streetsblog)
    • Woman Who Fatally Doored Jasmine Herron Indicted for Leaving the Scene (Post, News)
    • Bronx Jury Convicts Driver for Fatal Shooting Over Minor Car Crash (News)
    • LIC Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty to Felony Manslaughter (YourNabe)

Other News

    • Study: Red-Light Cameras Could Save Lives (Wheels)
    • Rising Gas Prices No Deterrent to Sales of Big Vehicles in January (Times)
    • Gadgets Can Combat Distracted Driving? (MSNBC)
    • Auto Insurers Want Real-Time Info About Customer Driving Habits (WSJ)

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