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)

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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 (NJ.com)
  • Old Bridge (NJ): Man Dies in One-Car Crash Ejection (NJ.com)
  • Franklin Twp (NJ): 87-Year-Old Driver Smashes Into Truck, Dies (NJ.com)
  • Ewing (NJ): Rt 31 Collision Kills 92-Year-Old Passenger (NJ.com)
  • 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)

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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 (NJ.com)
  • Putnam County (NY): Head-On Crash Injures 4, 2 Critically (Journal News)

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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)
Trends
  • 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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