The Weekly Carnage


Fatal Crashes (15 Killed This Week; 316 Killed This Year)

  • Brooklyn: SUV Jumps Curb, Killing Pedestrian, Striking Bakery (Daily News)
  • Brooklyn: Cyclist, 17, Doored, Then Run Over by Bus (NY Post, Newsday)
  • The Bronx: Hit-and-Run Truck Driver Kills Cyclist, 30 (NYT, NY1)
  • Manhattan: 2 Killed in Separate Uptown Crashes (NY Sun, NY Post [scroll])
  • Manhattan: Commuter Bus Kills Pedestrian (Daily News)
  • Queens: Motorcycle Passenger Killed in Collision With Car (AM NY)
  • Southampton, L.I.: 2 Men Die in Separate Crashes (Newsday)
  • Wyandanch, L.I.: Cyclist, 11, Killed, 2 Minivan Passengers Injured (Newsday)
  • Related: ‘He Made Me Laugh’ (Newsday)
  • Yaphank, L.I.: Teen Driver Killed as Tractor-Trailer’s Brakes Fail (Newsday)
  • Mendham, N.J.: University Benefactor Veers, Fatally Hits Tree (Star-Ledger)
  • North Bellmore, L.I.: Teen Dies as Motorcycle Hits Building (Newsday)
  • Jersey City: Ambulance Mechanic Crushed to Death (Star-Ledger)
  • Easton, N.J.: Young Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash (NJ Express Times)

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

Washington Twp. F.D. via Times of Trenton

  • Hamilton, N.J.: Dump Truck Flips After Colliding With Car (Times of Trenton)
  • Long Beach, L.I.: Man Charged After Running Over Girlfriend With SUV (Newsday)
  • Staten Island: 5 Injured as Fire Truck Sends SUV Into Store (S.I. Advance)
  • Brooklyn: Officer on Motorcycle Injured in Collision With Bus (Newsday)
  • Plainsboro, N.J.: SUV Rear Ends Big Rig, Driver Pulled From the Flames (
  • Central Islip, L.I.: Man Crashes Stolen Hummer Near Courthouse (Newsday)
  • Southeast, N.Y.: 3 Injured as Garbage Truck and Car Collide (Journal News)
  • Bedminster, N.J.: Family in Grisly Car Crash (NY Post)
  • Jersey City: Driver on Cell Phone Flips Vehicle, Hits 3 Parked Cars (S.I. Advance)
  • Mineola, L.I.: Pedestrian Injured by Pickup, Driver Charged With DWI (Newsday)
  • Carmel, N.Y.: Woman, 48, Charged With DWI Twice in 8 Days (Journal News)
  • Hanover, N.J.: Drunk Driver Blamed for Road Work Scare (Star-Ledger)
  • Greenwich, N.J.: Man Injured Year After Grandson Killed in Crash (Star-Ledger)
  • Hopewell, N.J.: Reported ‘Accident’ Really Robbery and Assault (
  • Pleasantville, N.J.: Six Hurt in Head-On Crash (
  • West Nyack, N.Y.: Man, 57, Seriously Injured in Crash (Journal News)

Following Up

  • Queens: 2 Cops Suspended for Failing to Report Crash (NY Post)
  • Brooklyn: 2 Cops Could Duck Rap in Motorcyclist’s Death (Daily News)
  • Unauthorized Use of Emergency Lights Faulted in Corzine Crash (Star-Ledger)
  • Related: Corzine Again Driven by Trooper Involved in Crash (Star-Ledger)
  • Blauvelt, N.Y.: Group Ensures Accident Victim’s Legacy Will Endure (Journal News)
  • Patterson, N.Y.: Double-Fatal Crash Trial Continued to July (Journal News)


  • Families Torn by Toddler Backover Deaths (Newsday)
  • New Jersey’s Bumper Crop is Fender-Benders (Star-Ledger)
  • Roadside Memorials Dot the Landscape (Star-Ledger)
  • Court Rules that Passengers Can Be Liable (
  • Cocaine Hangover Can Be Considered DUI in New Jersey (Star-Ledger)
  • New York State Plans Increased DUI Patrols for the Fourth (Newsday)
  • Ticket Blitz in Northern New Jersey (Star-Ledger
  • New York’s Roads Among Worst in Nation (Journal News)

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