DOT: 1,336 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 7 Killed in September
Fifteen people died in New York City traffic in September, and 4,612 were injured, according to DOT’s Vision Zero View crash data map.
As of the end of September, DOT reported 95 pedestrians and cyclists killed by city motorists this year, and 10,498 injured, compared to 114 deaths and 10,863 injuries for the same period in 2014.
Citywide, at least four pedestrians and three cyclists were fatally struck by drivers last month. Among the victims were Marlene Zotti, Gabriela Aguilar-Vallinos, Angelo Gerardi, Alexa Cioffi, and Luis Inoa.
Motorists killed at least one senior in September: Angelo Girardi, 89.
Across the city, 810 pedestrians and 526 cyclists were reported hurt in collisions with motor vehicles. Per NYPD policy, few of these crashes were investigated by trained officers.
Of five fatal crashes on surface streets reported by Streetsblog and other outlets, one motorist was known to have been charged for causing a death.
Marlene Zotti was crossing a Brooklyn street with a walker when she was struck and left to die by a driver charged only with leaving the scene. Gabriela Aguilar-Vallinos was biking home from work across the City Island Bridge when a driver hit her and kept going. The driver was charged with manslaughter and leaving the scene. Angelo Gerardi was fatally injured as he crossed East Tremont Avenue by a hit-and-run driver who was not immediately caught or identified. Alexa Cioffi was killed and her friend was seriously injured when they were hit by a boat trailer that detached from a passing vehicle as they rode bikes on Hylan Boulevard. No charges were filed. Luis Inoa was struck by an MTA bus driver after exiting a livery cab in Kingsbridge. NYPD and the media blamed Inoa for the crash.
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.
Eight motor vehicle occupants died in the city in September, according to DOT, and 3,276 were injured.