The Weekly Carnage

Fatal Crashes (10 this week; 640 this year)

  • Midtown: Cyclist doored, killed by truck (Streetsblog)
  • Queens: Youth with suspended license, two dead, above (News)
  • Related: Sports car was college gift, below (Post)
  • Bergen County, N.J.: Relief turns to horror, two dead (Post)
  • Related: American Ballet Theater mourns death of leading dancer (Post)
  • Setauket, L.I.: Two car collision, pedestrian killed (Newsday)
  • Patchogue, L.I.: Pedestrian killed (Newsday)
  • Fishkill, N.Y.: Truck collision, one dead (Poughkeepsie Journal)
  • Toms River, N.J.: Elderly woman veers off road (Star Ledger)
  • Garden State Parkway: "Erratic" behavior, driver veers off road (Star Ledger)

Typically unfortunate product placement in the Post.

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Times Square: Cyclist hit by bus (AMNY)
  • Upper East Side: Car ploughs through pedestrian refuge (Streetsblog)
  • Selden, L.I.: Drunk driver endangers son (Newsday)
  • Syosset, L.I.: Car overturns on highway (Newsday)
  • Greenport, L.I.: Multi-car accident, cop injured (Newsday)
  • Hempstead, L.I.: Girl, 5, struck at busy intersection (Newsday)
  • Long Island Expressway: Drunk driver slams police cruiser (Newsday)
  • Related: Injured cop has been hurt on L.I.E. before (Newsday)
  • Cutchogue, L.I.: Beloved resident critically injured (Newsday)
  • Queens: Tanker truck crashes, spills 3,000 gallons of diesel (Newsday)
  • Yonkers: Three car crash, one hospitalized (Journal News)
  • Rye, N.Y.: Driver tries to avoid deer, damages utility pole (Journal News)
  • Yorktown, N.Y.: Drunk driver runs into ditch, three children in car (Journal News)
  • Hoboken, N.J.: Former Mayor charged in DUI (Hoboken Now)
  • Northern New Jersey: Icy weather leads to multiple crashes (Star-Ledger)

Following Up

  • Bronx: Cop pleads not guilty in shooting of drunk driver (News)
  • Staten Island: Manslaughter charges in drag racing crash (Advance)


  • New Jersey: Peer education program to reduce teen driving deaths (Newsday)
  • Journal News/ solicits reports of bad drivers (

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The Weekly Carnage

Fatal Crashes (11 Killed this week; 610 Killed this year) Ozone Park: One dead, drunk driver into oncoming traffic (Newsday)   Middle Village: Ambulette hits lightpost, tree, one dead (Post)  Queens: Vehicle collision, one dead, one critically injured (Post) Levittown, L.I.: Pedestrian, 62, by drunk driver (Post) (Newsday) West Babylon, L.I.: One dead, one injured, driver veers into […]

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N.J. Towns Search for Ways to Pay for Carcas Removal (AP via Newsday) 3 Weekend Crashes Leave 3 Dead in Nassau County (Newsday) 2 Dead in Rural N.J. SUV Crash (Star Ledger)  2 Upstate Teenagers Dead After Hitting Tree (Newsday) Promising Hip-Hop Artist Killed in Chelsea Hit-and-Run (NY Post) Clues Sought in Fatal Hit-and-Run in […]

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Lou Minutoli / Newsday Fatal Crashes (17 Killed this week; 599 Killed this year) Brooklyn: Driver runs red light, hits woman in crosswalk (Newsday) Van Wyck Expressway: Ambulette flips over, 1 dead, 5 injured (News) Uniondale, L.I.: Hit and run in Coliseum parking lot (Newsday) Malverne, L.I.: Car veers off roadway, driver killed (Newsday) West […]

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The Weekly Carnage

This is the debut of a new Streetsblog feature called "The Weekly Carnage." Every Friday morning we will tally up and present the previous week’s motor vehicle mayhem throughout the region — deaths, injuries and property destruction. It’s a grim accounting but we feel like someone’s got to do it. Staten Island Man Dies in Wrong-Way Crash on […]