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The Weekly Carnage

1:42 PM EDT on September 23, 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.

Fatal Crashes (2 killed this week, 113 this year, 17 drivers charged*)

    • Soundview: 32-Year-Old Man Killed in Hit-and-Run by SUV Driver (News)
    • Jamaica: Construction Worker Cesar Cepedes, 44, Killed After MTA Bus Driver Clips His Lift; No Charges (News)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • UES: Fight Over Parking Spot Ends In Face-Slashing (News)
    • Grasmere: Driver With Suspended License Charged With DWI After Crashing Into Parked Car (Post Blotter)
    • Downtown Brooklyn: Driver Nearly Runs Down Cops With Stolen SUV on TV Production Set (Post)
    • Bed-Stuy: Driver Attacks Other Driver With Brass Knuckles Following Dispute Over Fender-Bender (Post Blotter)
    • Emerson Hill: Driver With BAC Twice the Legal Limit Rear-Ends Parked Car (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Hastings, NY: Driver Kills 63-Year-Old Cyclist; No Charges (LoHud)
    • Dover Plains, NY: Man Killed on His Wedding Night After Riding in Utility-Terrain Vehicle (News)
    • Hoboken, NJ: Woman Fatally Struck by Van Driver Who "Lost Control," Jumped Curb (Jersey Journal)
    • Southeast, NY: Driver Injured After Colliding With Truck, Slamming Into Modular Home on Highway Shoulder (LoHud)
    • Bethpage, NY: Single-Car Crash Leaves Teen Driver Critically Injured (Newsday)
    • Cape Cod, MA: Model Gisele Bundchen, Erstwhile Cyclist, Caught Speeding at 70 MPH, Let Off With a Verbal Warning (News)

Following Up

    • Hit-and-Run Driver in Fatal Grand Central Parkway Crash Charged With Leaving the Scene, Evidence Tampering (YourNabe)
    • Cuomo's Housing Commissioner Darryl Towns Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Drunk Driving Charge, Avoids Jail Time (News)
    • Al Pacino's Daughter Pleads Guilty to DWI in Exchange for 90-Day License Suspension (DNAinfo)

Other News

    • "Careless," Impatient SI Drivers Regularly Flout Traffic Laws Near Schools (Advance)
    • Tougher Texting Law Leads to 43 Percent Increase in Tickets (LoHud)
    • New York’s Highest Court "Systematically Decriminalizing" Vehicular Killings (Streetsblog)
    • Researchers Envision a Driverless Car "Much Safer" Than Humans (News)

* Based on latest available reports

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