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Fatal Crashes (12 Killed This Week; 289 Killed This Year)

  • Manhattan: Man, 26, Killed in Hit-and-Run at 22nd & Park (Daily News, NY Post
  • Related: Family Offers $5,000 Reward for Information (Daily News)
  • Westport, Conn.: Couple Dies as Tree Falls on Car, 2 Boys O.K. (Westport News)
  • Related: Governor Vows to Assess Safety of Trees (Newsday, Journal News)
  • Related: Same Thing Happened Last Month to Another Motorist (Journal News)
  • Related: Funeral for Husband and Wife of Pelham, N.Y. (Journal News)
  • Newark: Girl, 11, Killed in Hit-and-Run (NJ Express Times)
  • Related: Surveillance Video Captures Image of Van (Star-Ledger)
  • Bordentown, N.J.: Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Car (Times of Trenton)
  • Wall Twp., N.J.: Wrong-Way Driver, 17, Killed (Star-Ledger)
  • Long Beach, L.I.: Upbeat Teen’s Life Ends in Car Crash (Newsday)
  • Cranford, N.J.: Man Loses Control on Parkway, Dies (Suburban News)
  • Hackettstown, N.J.: Man, 27, Killed as He Hits Pole (Star-Ledger)
  • East Hampton, L.I.: Driver, 43, Crosses Median, Dies (Newsday)
  • Plainfield, N.J.: 1 Dead in a 2-Car Collision (

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • Queens: 5 Hurt in Queens Boulevard Hit-and-Run (Gothamist, Flushing T-L)
  • Queens: Granny Rams Into Bank (NY Post)
  • Brooklyn: Car Crushed on BQE; Driver Survives ‘By an Inch’ (Daily News, Newsday)
  • Manhattan: Man Takes a Test Drive, Carjacks SUV . . . (Daily News)
  • Related: . . . But Then He Returns SUV to Dealer, Is Arrested (Metro)
  • Bronx: Boy Crossing Busy 4-Lane Avenue Hit by Bus (Daily News)
  • Manhattan: SUV Slams Into 3 Pedestrians at 42nd & Eleventh (WNBC 4)
  • Brooklyn: Police Car Collides With Vehicle (WNBC 4)
  • Westfield, N.J.: Man Arrested for Driving Through Crash Scene (Suburban News)
  • Dix Hills, L.I.: 2 Injured, 1 Critically, 1 Burned, in 3-Car Crash (Newsday)
  • Kent, N.Y.: Crowd Applauds DWI Arrest After Crash (Journal News)
  • Mount Vernon, N.Y.: 18-Year-Old Charged With DWI After Wreck (Journal News)
  • Center Moriches, L.I.: Man Injures Passenger, Flees on Foot (Newsday)
  • Englewood, N.J.: Motorcycle Patrolman Hit by Van Fights for Life (
  • Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.: Boy, 6, Hit by Car in Parking Lot (Journal News)
  • Patchogue, L.I.: Flat Tire Causes Multi-Car Pileup (Newsday)
  • Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.: Haverstraw Man Badly Hurt in Crash (Journal News)
  • Sayreville, N.J.: Car Hits Boy, 11, Who Walked on Street (Star-Ledger)
  • Old Bridge, N.J.: 4-Vehicle Pileup Injures 3 (Star-Ledger)
  • East Brunswick, N.J.: Fiery 4-Vehicle Crash Ties Up Turnpike (Star-Ledger)
  • Tarrytown, N.Y.: School Bus and Car Collide, Injuring Students (Journal News)
  • Yonkers, N.Y.: Officer and Another Man Hurt in Crash (Journal News)

Following Up

  • Queens: DWI Dad Who Killed Wife Is Convicted (NY Post)
  • Greenlawn, L.I.: Son, 14, Also Dies in Accident that Killed Father* (Newsday)
  • Staten Island: Injured Driver Settles With Repair Shop for $425G (S.I. Advance)
  • Jersey City: Jan. Skyway Crash Survivor in ‘Very Grave’ Condition (Jersey Journal)
  • Man, 25, Indicted in Triple-Fatal Sept. Crash on Route 80 in N.J. (Star-Ledger)
  • Palisades, N.Y.: 19-Year-Old Proceeds From Coma to Art (Journal News)


  • New Jersey Drivers Facing Texting Ban, Tougher Cell Phone Rules (AP,
  • N.J. Assembly Seeks Tougher Penalties for Road Rage (Star-Ledger)
  • Assemblyman Felix Ortiz Wants Breathalyzers in All N.Y. Cars (NY Post)
  • After Corzine Crash, Automakers Focus More on Safety (Gloucester Co. Times)
  • Dogs in Hot Cars? Bad Owner! (Journal News)

*Added to fatality totals.

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