Where Do Most Car Accidents in NY Happen?
Based on a report by the NYPD, as of October 2021, there have been 9,982 motor vehicle collisions in NYC that involved:
- Motorists – 2,103 injured people, and eight deaths
- Passengers – 1,520 injured people, and five deaths
- Pedestrians – 772 injured people, and 12 deaths
- Bicyclists – 516 injured people, and three deaths
Among the five New York Boroughs, the NYPD reports that most car accidents occur in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Car Accidents Statistics
Of the 3,171 car accidents in Brooklyn, 1,228 incidents resulted in injuries and deaths. 626 motorists were injured, and four were killed. 527 passengers were injured. 258 pedestrians were injured, and five were killed. 193 cyclists were injured, and two were killed.
Queens Car Accident Statistics
Of the 2,833 car accidents in Queens, 1,059 cases lead to injuries and fatalities. 650 motorists were injured, and two were killed. 456 passengers were injured, and two were killed. 189 pedestrians were injured, and two were killed. 107 cyclists were injured.
Bronx Car Accident Statistics
Of the 1,761 car accidents in the Bronx, 650 incidents caused injuries and deaths. 409 motorists were injured, and one was killed. 296 passengers were injured, and three were killed. 136 pedestrians were injured, and two were killed. 61 cyclists were injured.
Manhattan Car Accident Statistics
Of the 1,720 car crashes in Manhattan, 657 accidents led to injuries and fatalities. 286 motorists were injured, and one was killed. 196 passengers were injured. 162 pedestrians were injured, and two were killed. 196 cyclists were injured.
Staten Island Car Accident Statistics
Of the 497 car accidents in Staten Island, 156 incidents resulted in injuries and deaths. 132 motorists, 45 passengers, 27 pedestrians, and 10 cyclists were injured. One pedestrian was killed.
Why are All These Car Accidents Happening in NYC?
Based on the same NYPD report, the following are the top 10 contributing factors in all the injury and deadly motor vehicle crashes in NYC:
- Driver distraction or inattention – 2,782 cases
- Following too closely or tailgating – 824 cases
- Failing to give right-of-way – 774 cases
- Passing or improper lane usage – 517 cases
- Unsafe speeds – 414 cases
- Passing too closely – 402
- Backing unsafely – 317
- Disregarding traffic control devices – 305 cases
- Inexperienced drivers – 241 cases
- Unsafe or improper lane changes – 234 cases
As you can see, the most common causes of car accidents in NYC are all preventable. Distracted driving still tops the list of the top contributing factors to crashes, so make sure to focus on just driving when you’re driving. Likewise, a lot of NYC car accidents also resulted from drivers failing to follow the rules of the road, so make certain to follow them to ensure your safety.
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Were you injured in a car accident in NYC? You might be able to recover financial compensation to recover your accident-associated losses and damages. Contact Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C., to arrange a free consultation with our NYC car accident lawyer. Give us a call at 212-285-3300 or contact us online to learn what our lawyers can do for your case.