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

Posted By Brad Aaron On June 26, 2012 @ 12:40 pm In Carnage,NYPD | 6 Comments

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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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[1] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/crashmay.jpg

[2] PDF: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/pdf/NYPDcrashes0512.pdf

[3] Priscilla Wells: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120502/crown-heights/woman-driving-mobility-scooter-struck-killed-crown-heights

[4] Lori Stevens: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120530/west-village/village-residents-mourn-neighbor-killed-by-taxi-help-her-dog-find-new-home

[5] Maria Tripp: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/05/04/maria-tripp-killed-by-driver-on-atlantic-avenue-no-charges-filed/

[6] Mireya Gomez: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/05/14/cyclist-mireya-gomez-killed-by-driver-in-queens-no-charges-filed/

[7] Gabriel Hernandez: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/dwi_slay_cabby_hit_guy_k5rkqR0q1CG5lv0eZT1ruI

[8] Rohan Singh: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/20/richhillhitandrun_fh_2012_05_17_q.html

[9] Peter Guastamacchia: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120523/chelsea/brother-of-fatal-hit-and-run-victim-searches-for-killer

[10] Pietro Palumbo: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/05/22/pietro-palumbo-killed-by-driver-in-manhattan-no-charges-filed/

[11] Amjad Barakat: http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-05-22/news/31816833_1_hit-run-accident-brooklyn-man-hit-and-run-driver

[12] Roxana Buta: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120621/greenwich-village/family-of-actress-killed-hit-run-holds-vigil-on-her-22nd-birthday

[13] Juanita Rosario: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/aftermath-pedestrian-deaths-city-aims-reduce-risk-adam-clayton-powell-jr-blvd-article-1.1096008

[14] Phyllis Pitt: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/06/05/motorist-who-killed-phyllis-pitt-most-likely-not-cited-for-careless-driving/

[15] hit-and-runs: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/05/24/state-senate-passes-bill-eliminating-incentive-to-leave-scene-of-crashes/

[16] do not receive so much as a citation for careless driving: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/05/24/no-more-excuses-albany-bill-tells-nypd-how-to-enforce-careless-driving/

[17] few if any of these crashes were investigated by trained officers: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/02/15/nypds-lax-crash-investigations-may-violate-state-law/

[18] here: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/pdf/NYPDsummonses0512.pdf

[19] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/factorsmay.jpg

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