YPD: 1,301 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, Nine Killed in Traffic in July
by Brad Aaron-Street Blogs.Org
Nine people were killed by motorists while walking and riding bicycles on city streets in July, and 1,301 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF].
Citywide, six pedestrians and three cyclists were fatally struck by drivers: one pedestrian and one cyclist in Manhattan; one pedestrian and one cyclist in the Bronx; three pedestrians in Brooklyn; and one pedestrian and one cyclist in Queens. Among the victims were Christopher Hutchinson, David Ellis, Juan Rivera-Quintana, Roger Hernandez, Isabel Rodriguez, Shaquille Cochrane, and one unidentified cyclist.
Of seven pedestrians and cyclists whose deaths were reported by Streetsblog and other outlets, two were killed by hit-and-run drivers who were not immediately caught or identified. Of the remaining five crashes, three motorists were known to have been charged for causing a death. In each of those three cases, the driver was also charged with DWI or DWAI. 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.
At least one senior was killed by a motorist in July: Isabel Rodriguez, age 88. Of the three cyclists killed, two were in their teens: David Ellis, 18, and Shaquille Cochrane, whose age was reported as both 18 and 19.
Across the city, 855 pedestrians and 446 cyclists were hurt in collisions with motor vehicles. Per NYPD policy, few if any of these crashes were investigated by trained officers.
Seven motorists and six passengers died in the city in July; 1,599 and 1,940 were injured, respectively.
There were 16,956 motor vehicle crashes in the city in July. After the jump: contributing factors for crashes resulting in injury and death.
Download July NYPD summons data here.
Crash and summons data from prior months is available in multiple formats here.