The Weekly Carnage

Chad Rachman / S.I. Advance Police view Honda in which Michelle Arout, 17, died in Veterans Road drag race.

Fatal Crashes (15 Killed This Week; 369 Killed This Year)

  • Staten Island: Passenger Dead After 90 mph Teen Crash (Daily News)
  • Related: Police Finger Speed-Gas Canister as Pals Mourn (NY Times)
  • Related: Teen’s Death Too Much to Bear (S.I. Advance)
  • Bronx: Ford Explorer Kills Woman, 73; Driver Flees (NY Times)
  • Related: Two Cars, Not One, Killed 73-Year-Old Pedestrian (Newsday)
  • Bronx: Mom Killed Saving Daughter from Turning Cement Truck (NY Post)
  • N. Long Beach (LI): Woman in DWI 3-Car Smash Dies of Injuries (Newsday)
  • Related: "Great Dad" Smashes 3 Cars, Injures 3 in DWI (Newsday)

Wreckage of Guardsman’s Mustang after police cruiser smashed it.

  • Suffolk Co. (LI): Guardsman Killed as Cop Chases Motorcyclists (Daily News)
  • Related: Cop Pursuing Motorcycle Pack Kills Driver (Newsday)
  • Bayshore (LI): Early-Morning Ped Killed by Van (Newsday)
  • Babylon (LI): Town Worker Who Fell from Truck Dies of Injuries (Newsday)
  • Centereach (LI): Man Dragged to Death by Drunk Girlfriend, Cops Say (Newsday)
  • Related: "He Punched Me": DWI Gal Who Ran Over Pal (Newsday)
  • Syosset (LI): Man Fatally Struck at LIRR Tracks was Surgeon (Newsday)
  • NJ Turnpike: Florida Teen Dies in Crash with Big Rig (
  • Old Bridge (NJ): Man Dies in One-Car Crash Ejection (
  • Franklin Twp (NJ): 87-Year-Old Driver Smashes Into Truck, Dies (
  • Ewing (NJ): Rt 31 Collision Kills 92-Year-Old Passenger (
  • Scarsdale: Yonkers Man Dies Crashing Motorcycle on Bx Riv Pkwy (Journal News)
  • Monsey (NY): Turning Bus Kills Cell-Phone Woman in Parking Lot (Journal News)

Frank Becerra Jr. / Journal News Brewster FD works to free victims from head-on smash.

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • Manhattan: Ped’s Foot Nearly Severed by Turning Taxi (NY Post)
  • Bronx: Pelham Teen Fights for Life after Car Theft, Crash (Journal News)
  • Ronkonkoma(LI): Jeep Liberty Vaults Tracks, Smashes Building (Newsday)
  • Suffolk Co. (LI): Corvette Crasher Carjacks Rescuer (Newsday)
  • Commack (LI): Stoned-Out Trucker Crashes 3 Cars, Keeps Driving (Newsday)
  • Kearney (NJ): Funeral-Home Car Driven Into House Basement (
  • Putnam County (NY): Head-On Crash Injures 4, 2 Critically (Journal News)

Daily News photos
: Daryl Gilyard and Chiffon Johnson with funeral program of her daughter Melissa, 9, killed in van.

Following Up

  • Brooklyn: Mom Seeking Trucker Who Killed Her 9-Yr-Old (Daily News)
  • NYC: Cop Gets 2-6 Years for DWI Ped Slay on Queensboro Bridge (NY Times)
  • Related: 6 Years for Ex-Cop in DWI Slay on Bridge (NY Post)
  • Nassau Co.: Wrong-Way Wedding Crasher Hit on Evidence-Tamper (Newsday)


  • Not all Virginians Angry Over Stiff Speeding Fines (NY Times letter)
  • U.S. Now Lags in Road Safety (NY Times Autos)
  • White House Can’t Loosen Truckers’ Work Hours: U.S. Court (NY Times)
  • Long Island: Teen’s Death Underscores Car-Surfing Risks (Newsday)

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Fatal Crashes (14 Killed This Week; 383 Killed This Year) Suffolk, Va.: Fiery Crash Kills Six New York City Kin (NY Post) Related: Bronx Neighbors Erect Makeshift Memorial (Newsday) Related: Father of 5 Bronx Siblings Killed in Crash Collapses (NY Post) Related: Crash Mom Recalls Eerie Call From Kid (NY Post) Brooklyn: Pedestrian, 88, Killed by Teen SUV Driver […]

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Fatal Crashes (21 Killed This Week; 149 Killed This Year) Tuxedo, N.Y.: 2 Truckers Killed in Thruway Crash (Journal News) Manhattan: Woman, 72, Struck by Car, Killed (AM NY) Brooklyn: Man, 68, Struck by Car, Killed, 2 Injured (Newsday) Neptune, N.J.: 3 Killed in 2-Car Crash (Star-Ledger) Related: Racing Deaths Spur Warnings to Young Drivers (Star-Ledger) […]

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Fatal Crashes (13 Killed This Week; 162 Killed This Year) Brooklyn: Body of Hit-and-Run Victim Found (NY Post) New Jersey: 6 Die Across State in Storm-Related Crashes (Star-Ledger) Central Islip, L.I.: Man Dies Crashing Car He Just Stole (Newsday) Melville, L.I.: SUV Veers Off Road in Snow, Driver Dies (Newsday) North Shore, L.I.: Haute Couture Retailer Killed on […]

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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 (6 killed in the last two weeks, 124 this year, 9 drivers charged*) Port Richmond: Margaret King, 81, Fatally Struck […]

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Fatal Crashes (9 Killed This Week; 39 Killed This Year) Winslow, N.J.: Father and Daughter, 8, Hit While Riding Go-Cart (AP/Newsday) Suffolk County: Separate Crashes Kill 2 Men (Newsday) Newark: Driver Dies Fleeing Police (Star-Ledger) Related: His Passenger Later Dies (Star-Ledger, 2nd item) Brentwood, L.I.: Pedestrian, 69, Hit by VW (Newsday) Brooklyn: Livery Driver Killed in Bensonhurst (Daily News) […]

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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 […]