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NYPD: 15 Pedestrians, One Cyclist Killed in New York City Traffic in May


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Sixteen vulnerable users were killed on city streets in May, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF [2]].

City-wide, 15 pedestrians and one cyclist were fatally struck by drivers: seven pedestrians in Manhattan; five pedestrians in Brooklyn; and three pedestrians and one cyclist in Queens. Among the victims were Priscilla Wells [3], Lori Stevens [4], Maria Tripp [5], Mireya Gomez [6], Gabriel Hernandez [7], Rohan Singh [8], Peter Guastamacchia [9], Pietro Palumbo [10], Amjad Barakat [11], Roxana Buta [12], Juanita Rosario [13] and Phyllis Pitt [14].

Of the 15 fatal crashes reported by Streetsblog and other outlets, four were hit-and-runs [15]. Only in the case of Gabriel Hernandez was a driver known to have been charged for causing a death. The motorist accused of killing Hernandez was also charged with driving while intoxicated. 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 [16].

Across the city, 900 pedestrians and 371 cyclists were hurt in collisions with motor vehicles. Per NYPD policy, few if any of these crashes were investigated by trained officers [17].

Seven motorists and four passengers died in the city in May; 1,702 and 1,800 were injured, respectively.

There were 17,736 motor vehicle crashes in the city last month. After the jump: contributing factors for crashes resulting in injury and death.

Download May NYPD summons data here [18].


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