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NYPD: 1,325 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 12 Killed in Traffic in July

4:26 PM EDT on September 3, 2013

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Twenty-two people died in New York City traffic in July, and 5,077 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF].

As of the end of July, 90 pedestrians and cyclists have been killed by city motorists this year, and 8,958 injured, compared to 88 deaths and 8,672 injuries for the same period in 2012.

Citywide, at least 12 pedestrians were fatally struck by drivers: three in Manhattan; one in the Bronx; five in Brooklyn; and three in Queens. Among the victims were Roxana Gomez, Felix Coss, King Fong, Jose Santiago, Theresa Ilardi, Renee Thompson, an unnamed man in the Bronx, and an unnamed woman in Queens. At least one senior was killed by a motorist: King Fong, 79. NYPD reported no cyclist deaths in July.

Across the city, 855 pedestrians and 470 cyclists were reported hurt in collisions with motor vehicles. Per NYPD policy, few of these crashes were investigated by trained officers.

Felix Coss was struck by an on-duty NYPD officer who witnesses said was talking on a cell phone at the time of the crash; the motorist alleged to have killed Roxana Gomez was charged with DWI. Nevertheless, of eight fatal crashes reported by Streetsblog and other outlets in July, no motorists were known to have been charged for causing a death. 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.

Ten motorists died in the city in July; 1,697 motorists and 2,055 passengers were injured.

There were 17,548 motor vehicle crashes in the city in July.

Download July 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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