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NYPD: 15 Pedestrians, One Cyclist Killed in New York City Traffic in May

12:40 PM EDT on June 26, 2012

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Sixteen vulnerable users were killed on city streets in May, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF].

City-wide, 15 pedestrians and one cyclist were fatally struck by drivers: seven pedestrians in Manhattan; five pedestrians in Brooklyn; and three pedestrians and one cyclist in Queens. Among the victims were Priscilla Wells, Lori Stevens, Maria Tripp, Mireya Gomez, Gabriel Hernandez, Rohan Singh, Peter Guastamacchia, Pietro Palumbo, Amjad Barakat, Roxana Buta, Juanita Rosario and Phyllis Pitt.

Of the 15 fatal crashes reported by Streetsblog and other outlets, four were hit-and-runs. Only in the case of Gabriel Hernandez was a driver known to have been charged for causing a death. The motorist accused of killing Hernandez was also charged with driving while intoxicated. 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.

Across the city, 900 pedestrians and 371 cyclists were hurt in collisions with motor vehicles. Per NYPD policy, few if any of these crashes were investigated by trained officers.

Seven motorists and four passengers died in the city in May; 1,702 and 1,800 were injured, respectively.

There were 17,736 motor vehicle crashes in the city last month. After the jump: contributing factors for crashes resulting in injury and death.

Download May NYPD summons data here.

Image: NYPD

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