NYPD: 1,378 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 13 Killed in Traffic in August

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Thirty-four people died in New York City traffic in August, and 4,846 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF].

As of the end of August, 103 pedestrians and cyclists have been killed by city motorists this year, and 10,336 injured, compared to 103 deaths and 10,027 injuries for the same period in 2012.

Citywide, at least 12 pedestrians and one cyclist were fatally struck by drivers: three pedestrians in Manhattan; two pedestrians in the Bronx; two pedestrians in Brooklyn; four pedestrians and one cyclist in Queens; and one pedestrian in Staten Island. Among the victims were Jose Argueta-Pedilla, Kyrillos Gendy, Kenneth Yard, Manual Campoverde, Jhonn Carlos Fernandez, Gary Zammett Sr., Meipui Chow Leon, Lakhranee Sookram, Lyubov Angert, Abigail Lino, and an unnamed male pedestrian in Queens. At least one child and four seniors were killed by motorists in August: Kyrillos Gendy, 5; Kenneth Yard, 65; Meipui Chow Leon, 73; Lakhranee Sookram, 67, and Lyubov Angert, 82.

Across the city, 855 pedestrians and 523 cyclists were reported hurt in collisions with motor vehicles. Per NYPD policy, few of these crashes were investigated by trained officers.

Of 11 fatal crashes reported by Streetsblog and other outlets, 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.

Seventeen motorists and four passengers died in the city in August; 1,599 and 1,869 were injured, respectively. Seventeen is by far the highest number of motorist fatalities in a single month since January 2012, when Streetsblog began compiling monthly NYPD data.

There were 16,729 motor vehicle crashes in the city last month.

Download August 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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