The Weekly Carnage

Here is the third installment of our Weekly Carnage column, covering the tragic fatalities that inevitably result from a car-dependent society. This week there was a lot of family trauma. A 4-year-old girl loses her mother, father and sister. An 85-year-old man kills his presumed wife. An 18-year-old son kills his father.

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(Photo by Vincent Laforet for The New York Times)

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This week, New York State authorities launched a probe into the gap between Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains and platforms. After that, the National Transportation Safety Board launched its own probe, which like the state’s follows the tragic death of a Minnesota teenager who fell through such a gap boarding an L.I.R.R. train on Aug. 5. These probes […]

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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 (4 Killed This Week, 20 This Year; 0 Drivers Charged*) Brownsville: Kenneth Cole, 44, Killed by SUV Driver on Linden Boulevard; […]

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After missing a week because of my visit to an undisclosed location, I am returning to present the second installment of the Weekly Carnage.  Teenager Killed on N.J. Turnpike Was a Fashion Model (Star-Ledger)  Heather Bratton Memorial Site  Non-Cop Crown Victoria Inflicts Season Ending Injury on Mets’ Pitcher (Gothamist)   Bike Messenger, 20, Dies in Collision With Truck (Daily News)   10-Year-Old Cyclist Killed […]

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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, […]

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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 (4 killed this week, 31 this year, 4 drivers charged*) Fresh Meadows: 40-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck By Driver on Union Turnpike; […]

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Fatal Crashes (12 Killed This Week; 345 Killed This Year) Brooklyn: Car Kills Yemeni Immigrant Boy in Canarsie (NY Post) Brooklyn: Suspended-License Driver Kills Brighton Beach Ped (Daily News) Suffolk Co. (L.I.): Motorcyclist Hits Guardrail, Dies (Newsday) Nassau Co. (L.I.): Police Searching for Driver Who Killed Physician (Newsday) Related: Staff Stunned by Death of "Physician’s […]