NYPD: 1,182 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 12 Killed in Traffic in March

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Twenty-one people were killed in New York City traffic in March, and 4,152 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF].

As of the end of March, 45 pedestrians and cyclists have been killed by city motorists this year, and 3,590 injured, compared to 33 deaths and 3,519 injuries for the same period in 2012.

Citywide, at least 11 pedestrians and one cyclist were fatally struck by drivers: one pedestrian in Manhattan; three pedestrians in the Bronx; two pedestrians and one cyclist in Brooklyn; four pedestrians in Queens, and one pedestrian in Staten Island. Among the victims were Cheng-Chiu (Corinna) Fang, Victor Lopez, Andrew Quinn, Tenzin Drudak, Roberto Baez, Lillian Cruz, Sook-Ja Kim, Juliana Busto, and Denim McLean. At least one child and one senior were killed by motorists in March: Denim McLean, 2, and Roberto Baez, 75.

Across the city, 990 pedestrians and 192 cyclists were reported hurt in collisions with motor vehicles. Per NYPD policy, few of these crashes were investigated by trained officers.

Of nine fatal crashes reported by Streetsblog and other outlets, no motorists were known to have been charged for causing a death. The truck driver who struck Lillian Cruz was cited for failure to exercise due care. 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.

There were 16,480 motor vehicle crashes in the city last month.

Download March NYPD summons data here. Crash and summons data from prior months is available in multiple formats here.

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

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  • Anonymous

    I thought they weren’t using the term ‘accidents’ anymore

  • Brad Aaron

    Good eye. Kelly announced that change in March, so it could be that they haven’t updated the reports yet.

  • Anonymous

    According to these NYPD numbers the same number of people died between Jan 1 and March 31 this year in motor vehicle accidents (69 people) as died in homicides. That is probably unprecedented in the city’s history.

    Unfortunately they overwrite the online CompStat weekly homicide figures every week so I can’t link to it, but I have an archive of the official homicide figures through the end of March.

  • Ben Kintisch

    It still seems like speeding is the leading cause of death and mayhem in crashes.
    Only one week after I rode in my first ghost bike memorial ride, this latest batch of macabre news is more troubling then usual.

  • Anonymous

    I also observed that drivers run red lights just as much as cyclists if not more. Now tell me what’s more dangerous: a bike running a red light at 15mph or a truck running a red light at 40mph? Drivers routinely gun it for the light as it changes which results in vehicles going really fast through intersections when peds already started crossing. Oh wait, perhaps they “accidentally press the gas pedal” instead of the brake pedal…

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