New York Car Accident Statistics

New York Car Accident Statistics


New York City has long been the site of a large number of traffic accidents and deaths. In the first six months of 2017, however, these numbers began to take a promising turn downward, according to data collected by the NYPD.

Between January and June 2017, 96 people were killed and 27,923 were injured in car accidents in New York City. A total of 110,992 accidents took place during this time. For the first time, the NYPD notes, the number of deaths in the first six months of the year falls below 100.

Some commentators credit the reduction in deaths to Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” project, which aims to eliminate car accident deaths in New York City. Vision Zero was launched in early 2014, partly in response to 2013’s death rate, which hit 121 fatalities in just the first six months. Since then, the first six months of 2014 saw 110 deaths, while the first six months of 2015 and 2016 each saw 107.

Vision Zero implemented several different measures in order to help reduce car accident deaths. These included reducing the city’s speed limit to 25 miles per hour in all areas and installing traffic cameras.

The NYPD also notes that the reduction in car accident deaths occurred even though the number of crashes has gone up in recent years. During the first six months of 2013, 99,474 accidents were reported—a number that increased to 111,588 in the first six months of 2016 and dropped only slightly in the first half of 2017.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in New York, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Your attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options and build a case for the full and fair compensation you deserve. Contact Proner & Proner today at (212) 500-1003 or fill out our online contact form to learn more.


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$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.

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