NYPD: 1,304 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 13 Killed in Traffic in October

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Twenty people were killed in New York City traffic in October, and 4,542 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF].

Citywide, at least 12 pedestrians and one cyclist were fatally struck by drivers: three pedestrians in Manhattan; one pedestrian in the Bronx; three pedestrians and one cyclist in Brooklyn; four pedestrians in Queens and one pedestrian in Staten Island. Among the victims were Terence Connor, Margaret King, Maleka Begum, Victor Florio, Andrew Schoonover, and two pedestrians killed in Brooklyn whose identities are not known.

Of seven fatal crashes reported by Streetsblog and other outlets, no motorists were known to have been charged for causing a death. Historically, nearly half of motorists who kill a New York City pedestrian or cyclist do not receive so much as a citation for careless driving.

At least two seniors were killed by motorists in October: Margaret King, 81, and Victor Florio, 76.

Across the city, 976 pedestrians and 328 cyclists were reported hurt in collisions with motor vehicles. Per NYPD policy, few if any of these crashes were investigated by trained officers.

Seven motorists died in the city in October; 1,520 motorists and 1,718 passengers were injured.

There were 16,826 motor vehicle crashes in the city in October, an approximate rate of one crash every 2.6 minutes.

NYPD issued 5,592 speeding tickets in October, and 1,206 citations for failure to yield to a pedestrian. Download October NYPD summons data here.

After the jump: contributing factors for crashes resulting in injury and death.

Crash data from prior months is available in multiple formats here.

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  • Guest

    Good to see that tinted windows were not a contributing factor to any of the injuries or fatalities. Ray Kelly is doing a bang-up job of cracking down on cosmetic changes to automobiles.

  • Anonymous

    So, out of over 3,000 accidents causing injury or death, only 200 resulted from speeding?!?! Stats this far off-base from reality just make the NYPD look silly…something I’m pretty sure they don’t like to look.

  • Joe R.

    @jooltman:disqus Speeding may make the consequences of collisions worse, but it seldom is the primary cause of a collision. Common sense tells me that not paying attention to the task of driving is what results in collisions. Sure enough, this is number one of the list by far.

  • Thomas040

    So basically it’s actually safer to be a cyclist in New York, than it is to be using any other means of transportation? That’s crazy.

  • Ian Turner

    @a66cf0df44992aab05b5992d0e9ae901:disqus : For adults, it is actually safer to be a cyclist than a motorist (though maybe not in NYC).
    http://cyclehelmets.org/1026.html

  • Woody

    I was wishing for a link to the YEARLY totals on cyclists and pedestrians killed. But I guess I can find those figures elsewhere.

  • Brad Aaron

    @01916de05e6b8bb6865e39f32fcabf47:disqus Yes, you can.

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