NYPD: 1,464 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 14 Killed in Traffic in June

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Twenty-two people died in New York City traffic in June, and 5,046 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF].

This is the first crash report in which NYPD has used the term “collision” in place of “accident.”

As of the end of June, 78 pedestrians and cyclists have been killed by city motorists this year, and 7,633 injured, compared to 79 deaths and 7,371 injuries for the same period in 2012.

Citywide, at least 11 pedestrians and three cyclists were fatally struck by drivers: three pedestrians and two cyclists in Manhattan; four pedestrians in the Bronx; and four pedestrians and one cyclist in Brooklyn. Among the victims were Marvin Ramirez, Ariel Russo, Michael Pratt, Karin Eberts-Arub, Kevin Bell, Alfonso Melendez, Ngozi Agbim, Boris Kiderman, Shui Jiang, and an unidentified female cyclist in Manhattan.

At least one child and three seniors were killed by motorists in June: Ariel Russo, 4; Ngozi Agbim, 73; Boris Kiderman, 80; and Jiang Shui, 68.

Across the city, 966 pedestrians and 498 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, two motorists were known to have been charged for causing a death. The motorist accused of striking Ariel Russo during a police chase was charged with manslaughter; the driver who allegedly killed Karin Eberts-Arub was charged with DWI, vehicular homicide, and manslaughter. 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.

Five motorists and three passengers died in the city in June; 1,703 and 1,879 were injured, respectively.

There were 18,165 motor vehicle crashes in the city last month.

Download June 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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  • tyler

    An average of 605 motor vehicle crashes every day!!?! And based on the list, maybe 0.5% are actually accidents of the “not the driver’s fault” sort.

    And these are just the crashes that were reported to the NYPD (and the NYPD bothered to report… subset of a subset)

    Also, there are not many passengers compared to drivers… What happened to car pooling?

  • Anonymous

    The “Alcohol Involvement” category is woefully underreported. If every driver involved in a collision resulting in death or injury were routinely and without exception subject to the breathalyzer, that number would soar.

    Now, if you can sort of hold your liquor and keep your mouth shut — where’s those breath mints when I need ’em? — you can drink and drive and crash and maim and get away with it.

    Getting the police to automatically check every collision-maker for alcohol should result in penalties applying to these drunken criminals when the DUI write-ups started to hit.

  • jack

    What’s the commercial/personal vehicle breakdown?

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