The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle mayhem
across the metro region. For more on the origins and purpose of this
column, please read About the Weekly Carnage.

Fatal Crashes (11 Killed This Week, 190 This Year*, 20 Drivers Charged**)

  • Brooklyn: Off-Duty Cop Kills Pedestrian, Charged With DWI, Manslaughter (NYT, Post, Post)
  • Related: DWI Evidence Compromised; Cover-Up Suspected (News 1, 2, 3, Post, NYT)
  • Related: Defense Says Andrew Kelly Saved Dead Woman’s Life (Post, Post)
  • Manhattan: Pedestrian Struck, Killed; Driver Charged With DWI, Manslaughter (Post, MT)
  • Yonkers: Unlicensed Driver Crashes on Bronx River Pkwy., Killing Passenger (LoHud)
  • Bay Shore, LI: 2 Pedestrians, Parents of 4-Month-Old, Hit and Killed; No Charges (Newsday 1, 2)
  • Motorcyclist Collides With Truck, Hit by Car on LI’s Southern State Parkway; Drivers Flee (Newsday)
  • Coram, LI: Driver Dies in One-Car Crash (Newsday)
  • Ocean Twp., NJ: Cyclist Struck Crossing Road; Investigation Ongoing (Star-Ledger)
  • Woodbridge, NJ: Motorcyclist Flips Harley, Dies at Hospital (Star-Ledger)
  • Summit, NJ: Driver Killed in One-Car Crash (Indy Press)
  • Rahway, NJ: Teen Rams SUV Into Light Pole (Star-Ledger)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Brooklyn: 12-Year-Old Girl Critically Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver (Post, News, NY1)
  • Related: Family Says Driver Ran Over Victim Second Time Fleeing Scene (Post)
  • Brooklyn: Unlicensed Driver Leaves Woman Critical (News)
  • Brooklyn: Pedestrian Hit by Drunk Driver Severely Injured; Multiple Charges Filed (News)
  • Brooklyn: Express Bus, Car Collide; No Injuries Reported (Advance)
  • Manhattan: Fuel Truck Hits Scaffolding; Hazmat Team Dispatched (Gothamist)
  • Staten Island: Truck Blaze Destroys 9/11 Memorial Race Gear (Advance)
  • Staten Island: Driver Flips Vehicle on Hylan Blvd.; 2 Injured (Advance)
  • Midwood, LI: 10-Year-Old Hit by Driver, Critical But Stable; No Charges (Post)
  • Cold Spring Harbor, LI: EMT, Cop Rescue Man from Submerged SUV (Newsday)
  • Yonkers: Man Bitten Trying to Stop Woman From Fleeing Crash Site (LoHud)
  • Piermont, NY: Man Plows Car Into House (LoHud)
  • Pomona, NY: Two-Car Collision Injures 5, Both Drivers Critical (LoHud)
  • Newtown, CT: Speeding Driver Flips Minivan, Injuring Self, 3 Kids (CT Post)
  • Seymour, CT: Single-Vehicle Crash Ends With Car in River (CT Post)
  • Jersey City: Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run (Jersey Jrnl)
  • Jersey City: Man Crashes Into School; Charged With DWI (Jersey Jrnl)
  • Fairfield, NJ: Drunk Teen Drives SUV Into House, Setting It on Fire (Star-Ledger)
  • Linden, NJ: 2 Injured When Driver Hits SUV on Shoulder of NJ Turnpike (AP)
  • Woodbridge, NJ: Truck Breaks Sound Barrier, Bursts Into Flames on Tpk. (NJLN)

Out of Town

  • Cambria, NY: 2 Die in Rural in One-Car Crash; Speeding Suspected (AP)
  • Providence, RI: Man Bites Off Ear of Ex-Girlfriend’s Date, 6-Year-Old Son Run Over (AP)
  • Phoenix, AZ: Mother, 3 Kids Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver; 1 Child Killed (AP)
  • Athens, GA: Man Sentenced to 8 Years for Death of Child Cyclist in DWI Hit-and-Run (AP)
  • Toms River, NJ: Comedian Artie Lange Pleads Guilty in DUI Crash (AP)
  • Ventura, CA: “Pulp Fiction” Writer Roger Avary Gets 1 Year for DUI Death (AP)


  • News: Despite Vasean’s Law, Kelly Case Exposes Continued Injustice of NY DWI Procedures
  • For Cops Accused of DWI, Refusing Breath and Blood Tests a No-Brainer (Advance)
  • NYPD Hopes to Calm Staten Island School Zone Chaos (Advance)
  • Obama Admin Bans Gov’t Workers From TWD; Federal Bans Forthcoming (Streetsblog Cap Hill)
  • Motorists Defend, Rationalize Distracted Driving (NYT)
  • Toyota Recalls 3.8M Vehicles for Accelerator-Engaging Floor Mats (NYT)
  • NHTSA: Quiet Hybrids More Dangerous to Cyclists (NY Examiner)

* Since the week of June 8
** Drivers charged for deaths since the week of June 8, based on latest available reports