NYPD: 1,475 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 15 Killed in September

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Twenty-six people died in New York City traffic in September, and 4,977 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF].

As of the end of September, 118 pedestrians and cyclists have been killed by city motorists this year, and 11,811 injured, compared to 117 deaths and 11,351 injuries for the same period in 2012.

Citywide, at least 15 pedestrians were fatally struck by drivers: one in Manhattan; three in the Bronx; three in Brooklyn; and eight in Queens. Among the victims were Raj Chohan; Maria Dulce-Valencia; Cui Ju Yu; James McCloskey; Nisath Hossain; Michael Munoz; Kiko Shao; Luis Bravo; and two unidentified pedestrians, one female and one male, both in Queens. At least one child and two seniors were killed by motorists in September: Kiko Shao, 5; Cui Ju Yu, 79; and James McCloskey, 71. No cyclists deaths were reported by NYPD in September.

Across the city, 1,000 pedestrians and 475 cyclists were reported hurt in collisions with motor vehicles. Per NYPD policy, few of these crashes were investigated by trained officers.

Of 10 fatal crashes reported by Streetsblog and other outlets, one motorist was known to have been charged for causing a death. Vishwanand Subryan was charged with manslaughter, homicide, leaving the scene, and driving while intoxicated for the death of Raj Chohan. Historically, 99 percent of motorists who injure and kill New York City pedestrians and cyclists do not receive so much as a citation for careless driving.

Nine motorists and two passengers died in the city in September; 1,672 and 1,830 were injured, respectively.

There were 16,930 motor vehicle crashes in the city last month.

Download September 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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  • Voter

    But I guess the jury is still out on pedestrian plazas, huh?

  • The problem with these figures, it seems to me, is that they stem from the NYPD’s own “investigation” of the incidents. After all, what chance is there that cellphone use was a factor in only four of these crashes? I’m now fortunately not cycling in midtown daily but, when I used to ride up W54th street every morning, I would see drivers using cellphones and completely oblivious to their surroundings every day. It’s impossible that behavior is causing hardly any crashes.

  • Anonymous

    I would see drivers using cellphones and completely oblivious to their surroundings every day.

    And you don’t see that now? Don’t you commute from Carroll Gardens to Lower Manhattan? I can’t go 4 blocks anywhere without seeing a driver with his head up his you know what.

  • Rabi Abonour

    It says a lot that 2400 people admitted to being distracted, but only 4 admitted that the distraction was a phone.

    Would it be that hard for police to pull phone records in at least fatal crashes?

  • Anonymous

    Pedestrian plazas have nothing to do with collisions

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