The Weekly Carnage

Fatal Crashes (17 Killed This Week; 419 Killed This Year)


  • Queens: DWI Crash Kills Rap Promoter, 22 (Daily News)
  • Queens: Two Pedestrians Killed in Separate Crashes (NewsdayQueens Chronicle)
  • Queens: DOT Worker Placing Cones is Struck and Killed (NY Post, AM NY, NY1)
  • Queens: Cyclist, 13, Killed by Driver With Dud License (Daily News, Newsday)
  • Queens: Man, 19, Killed in Drag Race on Highway (Daily News, NY Post, Newsday)
  • Brooklyn: Granny Run Down by Driver Cruising for Sex (Daily News, WABC 7)
  • Brooklyn: Motorcyclist, 19, Killed in Collision With Flatbed Truck (Newsday)
  • Manhattan: Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With Car in Chelsea (NY1)
  • Nanuet, N.Y.: Man Found Dead in Stopped SUV; DWI Charge (Journal News)
  • Related: Brooklyn Man May Have Stuck His Head Out the Window (Journal News)

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  • Westport, Conn.: Cyclist Killed in Collision With Dump Truck (Westport Now)
  • Related: Cyclist Identified as 42-Year-Old Stamford Man (Stamford Advocate)
  • Barnegat Twp., N.J.: Girl, 11, Killed, Mother and Grandmother Airlifted (
  • Norwalk, Conn.: Elderly Man Struck and Killed by Truck (Stamford Advocate)
  • Mahopac, N.Y.: High School Football Star Killed in SUV Rollover (Journal News
  • Related: Mourners Bid Goodbye (Journal News)
  • Boonton, N.J.: Woman, 66, Struck and Killed Crossing Street (Star-Ledger)
  • New Brunswick, N.J.: Man Dies When Car Hits His Motorcycle (Star-Ledger)
  • Shirley, L.I.: Tractor-Trailer Driver Dies After Veering From L.I.E. (Newsday)

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

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  • Katonah, N.Y.: 2 Hurt as Subaru Collides With Flatbed Truck (Journal News)
  • Brooklyn: Big Rig Crushes Legs of Beloved Woman, 84 (Daily News, NY Post)
  • The Bronx: Officer Dragged by Driver Fleeing Traffic Stop (NY Sun)
  • Southeast, N.Y.: No Charges for Official After Alleged Hit-Run (Journal News)
  • West Islip, L.I.: Man, 23, Plows Into Girlfriend’s Mom After Argument (Newsday)
  • Bay Shore, L.I.: Passenger Suffers Brain Injury in Crash (Newsday)
  • Staten Island: 694 Homes Lose Power After 3-Car Crash (S.I. Advance)
  • Otselic, N.Y.: N.J. Man Who Ran Over Baby Sitter, 12, Charged (AP/Newsday)
  • Mineola, L.I.: Gas Station Explodes, Injuring 2 Firefighters (Newsday)
  • Happauge, L.I.: Truck Overturns, Spilling Keystones Onto L.I.E. (Newsday)
  • Monsey, N.Y.: Van Driver Arrested in Hit-and-Run (Journal News)

Following Up

  • Chappaqua, N.Y.: Site of Fatal Crash Already Targeted for Safety (Journal News)
  • Riverhead, L.I.: Illegal Immigrant Sentenced in Vehicular Assault (Newsday)
  • Glen Cove, L.I.: A Year Later, Woman Still in Pain (Newsday)
  • Secaucus, N.J.: Friend Collecting for Crash Family (Jersey Journal


  • Court Rules That Drivers Must Report Crashes (Star-Ledger)
  • Tip: Drive Less and Save More on Insurance (Star-Ledger)

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