Fifteen people were killed in New York City traffic in April, and 4,409 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF].
As of the end of April, 56 pedestrians and cyclists have been killed by city motorists this year, and 4,793 injured, compared to 42 deaths and 4,769 injuries for the same period in 2012.
Citywide, at least 11 pedestrians were fatally struck by drivers: three in Manhattan; two in the Bronx; four in Brooklyn; and two in Queens. Among the victims were Rodrigo Galeana, Javier Ines-Flores, Irvin Gitlitz, Taja Johnson, Kaman Drummond, and four victims whose names were not immediately released: two women in Brooklyn and two men in Queens. At least two seniors were killed by motorists in April: Irvin Gitlitz, 83, and an unidentified woman in Bay Ridge.
NYPD reported no cyclist deaths in April.
Across the city, 904 pedestrians and 288 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, one motorist was known to have been charged for causing a death. Dunasha Payne was charged with murder for allegedly running over Kaman Drummond intentionally. Boubacar Bathily was charged for leaving the scene of the crash that killed Taja Johnson, but was not charged for Johnson’s death. Rodrigo Galeana and Javier Ines-Flores were killed by a hit-and-run driver who was not immediately caught or identified. 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 16,412 motor vehicle crashes in the city last month.
After the jump: contributing factors for crashes resulting in injury and death.