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Millions of people stroll the sidewalks and streets of New York City to shop, go to school and get to work. Walking the city is one of the pleasures of living in and visiting New York. If you are a pedestrian in New York, you should be alert at all times to collision risks. It’s important to know the locations of New York’s most hazardous intersections for pedestrians and to be aware that certain times of day are more dangerous for being struck by a vehicle. If you need a personal injury lawyer, or a burn injury lawyer, contact us. We are also construction accident lawyers.

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We have compiled data about pedestrian collisions in the five boroughs of New York to help you reach your destination safely. You can click on a particular borough and drill down to see pedestrian collision trends in that area.

30mph (Jan-Mar 2014)
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25mph (Jan-Mar 2015)

New York lowered the speed limit to 25 miles per hour in late 2014 to reduce traffic collision deaths. The number of pedestrian incidents dropped in all five boroughs in the first three months of 2015 compared to the same period a year earlier, before the new speed limit took effect. Brooklyn had the highest number of pedestrian collisions during the first quarter of 2015, averaging 235 per month.

Collision Trends in 2014:
By Time of Day / Day of Week

Collisions occur more often at certain times of day and days of the week, making them the most dangerous travel times for pedestrians.

Pedestrian collisions in New York spike from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during rush hour when people are heading home from work and school. The rush hour collision trend is most pronounced in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. Incidents also occur in higher numbers during the morning rush hour around 8 a.m.

Beware the weekend! The most dangerous day of the week for pedestrian collisions is Friday extending into the early hours of Saturday morning.

Collision Trends in 2010-2013:
By Age / Gender

Across all boroughs, males were generally more likely to be victims of pedestrian collisions than women in recent years.

Elderly pedestrians who are members of the so-called “Greatest Generation” and baby boomers are involved in more pedestrian collisions than younger people such as millenials and members of Generation X. Queens had the highest number of pedestrian collisions involving the Greatest Generation and Staten Island had the fewest. Brooklyn had the highest number of pedestrian collisions involving Baby Boomers and members of Generation X.

Collision Trends in 2014:
By Vehicle Type

Automobiles far exceed any other type of vehicle in New York and passenger vehicles are most commonly involved in collisions with pedestrian across the five boroughs. Sport utility vehicles are the second most common type of vehicle in collisions.

Manhattan had by far the highest number of taxicabs involved in pedestrian collisions.

"2014 was the safest year for New York City pedestrians... – since 1910, 105 years ago. This was the safest year for New York City pedestrians. It’s an astounding amount of progress that was made in so short a period of time. 134 pedestrian deaths in 2014 – that is 134 too many. That’s something we’re going to keep working on each and every year." - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio

Collision Trends in 2014:
By Main Contributing Factor

The percentages vary slightly by borough, but throughout NYC two factors are leading contributors to pedestrian collisions. Driver inattention/distraction contributes to approximately a third of collisions. Motorists’ failure to yield the right of way contributes to 20 to 30 percent of incidents.

Top 10 Worst Intersections in 2014:

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