NYC Dangerous Intersection Injury & Fatality Statistics

Most Dangerous Intersections in New York City

New York City is a wonderful place to both live and to visit. New York City's five boroughs span 301 square miles. That's big. According to the New York City Department of City Planning, New York City is home to 8,213,839 people. According to Mayor Bloomberg's office, an additional 44 million people visited New York City in 2006. That's a lot of people going to and fro.

What New York City's 8 million people know, and the tourists quickly find out, is that despite its vast size, New York is a walking city. And even though most people are pedestrians, many still take to the street in vehicles. The mixture of pedestrians and motorists on busy New York city street unfortunately lead to many accidents.

According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, in 2005 alone, there were 71,167 motor vehicle accidents in New York City. Of these, 10,880 motor vehicle accidents involved pedestrians. Unfortunately these accidents resulted in 328 deaths including 159 pedestrian deaths. In 2006, there was 315 total fatalities, with pedestrians making up the lion's share at 162 fatalities. This means that in 2006 pedestrians made up 51.5 percent of the motor vehicle related fatalities in New York City.

What does this mean for you? The following are some of the most dangerous/deadly intersections in New York City over time. If you happen to find yourself at these locations, please take extra care so as to avoid becoming a tragic statistic yourself.

TOP TEN MOST DANGEROUS LOCATIONS FOR PEDESTRIANS, 1995-2001

Rank

Borough

Location

Fatalities

Injuries

1

Manhattan

E 33 rd St & Park Ave

0

118

2

Brooklyn

Utica Ave & Eastern Pkwy

4

88

3

Bronx

w 170 TH St & Grand Concourse

0

60

4

Bronx

E 183 St. & Grand Concourse

2

54

5

Bronx

Webster Ave & E. Fordham Rd.

0

56

6

Bronx

E 167 St & Grand Concourse

2

53

7

Manhattan

7 th Ave & W 34 St. Near Madison Square garden and Macy's

0

55

8

Brooklyn

Atlantic Ave & Nostrand Ave

3

51

9

Manhattan

Essex St & Delancey St., Near Willaimsburg Bridge and lower east side shopping district

1

51

10

Manhattan

W 14 St. & 6 th Ave, center of 14 th Street discount shopping

1

51

According to the NYS Department of Transportation, in 2004, the amount of fatal crashes in New York City, broken down by borough is as follows:

Borough

Total Fatal Crashes

Total Fatalities

Bronx

53

56

Brooklyn/Kings County

86

91

Manhattan/New York County

47

47

Queens

79

81

Staten Island/Richmond County

23

23

Protect Your Rights

Contact the New York pedestrian accident lawyers at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick today. Our New York City fatal crash lawsuit attorneys always offer free initial consultations to all of our clients so you can have your case assessed without cost or obligation. Let our attentive attorneys and staff assist you throughout the process of pursuing your intersection injury case.


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