NYPD: 1,160 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, Nine Killed in Traffic in April
Twenty-one people died in New York City traffic in April, and 4,007 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF].
As of the end of April, 42 pedestrians and cyclists were reported killed by city motorists this year, and 4,406 injured, compared to 56 deaths and 4,793 injuries for the same period in 2013.
Citywide, at least eight pedestrians and one cyclist were fatally struck by drivers: two pedestrians in Manhattan; one pedestrian in the Bronx; two pedestrians and one cyclist in Brooklyn; and three pedestrians in Queens. Among the victims were Dwayne Dwyer, Angel Torres, Kelly Gordon, William Guevara-Delgado, Oscar Pauzhi, Bonnie Lewin, and one unidentified pedestrian each in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. Motorists killed at least one senior in April: Bonnie Lewin, 65.
Across the city, 854 pedestrians and 306 cyclists were reported hurt in collisions with motor vehicles. Per NYPD policy, few of these crashes were investigated by trained officers.
Of nine 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 six passengers died in the city in April; 1,305 and 1,542 were injured, respectively.
There were 16,265 motor vehicle crashes in the city last month, including 2,977 that resulted in injury or death.
After the jump: contributing factors for crashes resulting in injury and death.