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NYPD: 1,355 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 15 Killed in Traffic in August

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Twenty-six people were killed in New York City traffic in August, and 4,743 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF].

Citywide, 14 pedestrians and 1 cyclist were fatally struck by drivers: four pedestrians in Manhattan; three pedestrians in the Bronx; three pedestrians and one cyclist in Brooklyn; three pedestrians in Queens; and one pedestrian in Staten Island. Among the victims were Alberto Serrano, Luis Ruiz, Thackoo Hargobin, Jermaine Elliott, Sorel Deps-Medina, Jason Tavarez, Jessica Dworkin and one unidentified female pedestrian.

Of eight fatal crashes reported by Streetsblog and other outlets, two motorists were known to have been charged for causing a death. Feliz Orlando was charged with manslaughter by Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson for allegedly running over Jason Tavarez intentionally. In a rare case of a criminal prosecution of a driver who was not drunk and did not flee the scene, Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes charged Javier Hernandez with manslaughter and homicide for the killing of Alberto Serrano.

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 August: Luis Ruiz, 81, and Sorel Deps-Medina, age 70.

Across the city, 853 pedestrians and 503 cyclists were hurt in collisions with motor vehicles. Per NYPD policy, few if any of these crashes were investigated by trained officers.

Eight motorists and three passengers died in the city in August; 1,630 and 1,758 were injured, respectively.

There were 17,108 motor vehicle crashes in the city in August. After the jump: contributing factors for crashes resulting in injury and death.

Download August NYPD summons data here.

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

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