The Weekly Carnage

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Tom Nycz/The Journal News Fatal Crashes (19 Killed This Week; 402 Killed This Year) Chappaqua, N.Y.: Pedestrian, 61, Killed on Way to Starbucks (Journal News) Lindenhurst, L.I.: Mother Runs Over 5-Year-Old Son (AP/Daily News) Related: Officer Notes "It’s Just a Tragic Accident" (Newsday) Staten Island: Car Rear Ended, Bursts Into Flames, Killing Driver (S.I. Advance) Secaucus, N.J.: […]

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Fatal Crashes (14 Killed This Week; 211 Killed This Year) Bronx: SUV Slams Big Rig, Passenger Dies, Driver Flees on Foot (Daily News, NYT) Related: DWI Suspect Driven to Drink After Pal Died in DWI (Daily News) Queens: Mother Killed in Crash, 10-Day-Old Baby Survives (Daily News, Newsday) Related: Driver Is Jailed (AM NY) Brooklyn: U-Turn […]

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This week we have two separate instances of children killed horsing around on the street. Kids, be careful out there. Also, it seems like we’ve had a lot of bus crashes lately. Queens Woman, 67, Killed in Hit-and-Run (Daily News) Boy, 13, on Way to School Seriously Injured by Bus in Queens (NYT) Playful Shove Nearly Cost the Boy His […]

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The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle mayhem across the metro region. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage. Fatal Crashes (12 Killed This Week, 117 This Year*, 12 Drivers Charged**) Manhattan: Cab Driver on Phone Kills Boy, 8; NYPD: Driver “Broke No […]

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Fatal Crashes (19 Killed This Week; 89 Killed This Year) Patterson, N.Y.: 2 Mothers Killed in Head-On Collision (Journal News) Related: Dozens Pay Respects to Victim (Journal News) Queens: Man Survives Crash but Killed in Hit-and-Run (Daily News) Related: Hit-and-Run Driver Nabbed; Faces 4 Years (Daily News) Related: Family Rage Over ‘Accident’; Injured Woman’s Feet Amputated (WABC 7) Huntington, L.I.: 3 […]

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Designated Driver Hits Utility Pole, Dies (Newsday) Driver, 25, Hears DWI Charges in Triple-Fatal Crash (Star-Ledger) Family Raises $200K to Bails Out Driver After Deadly Accident (Star-Ledger) Van Accident Kills Parents, but Police Save Their Children (NYT) Pedestrian Killed by Minivan Driver in Boerum Hill (Gothamist) Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Old Bridge, N.J. (Star-Ledger) Car Spins […]