NYPD: 1,141 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 11 Killed in Traffic in March
Eighteen people died in New York City traffic in March, and 3,829 were injured, according to the March NYPD crash data report [PDF].
As of the end of March, 33 pedestrians and cyclists were reported killed by city motorists this year, and 3,246 injured, compared to 45 deaths and 3,590 injuries for the same period in 2013.
Citywide, at least 11 pedestrians were fatally struck by drivers: two in Manhattan; one in the Bronx; four in Brooklyn; and four in Queens. Among the victims were Marisol Martinez, Kumar Ragunath, Roshard Charles, Marlene Baharlias, Pei Yao Wu, Ida Rosenblatt, Lisa Julian, an unidentified male pedestrian in Queens, a second unidentified pedestrian in Queens, and one unidentified pedestrian in Manhattan. At least one child and three seniors were killed by motorists: Roshard Charles, 3; Marlene Baharlias, 77; Pei Yao Wu, 82; and Ida Rosenblatt, 87.
NYPD reported no cyclist fatalities in March.
Across the city, 952 pedestrians and 189 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.
Six motorists and one passenger died in the city in March; 1,266 and 1,422 were injured, respectively.
There were 15,796 motor vehicle crashes in the city in March, including 2,799 that resulted in injury or death.
After the jump: contributing factors for crashes resulting in injury and death.