1697 motorists, 2055 passengers, 470 cyclists and 855 pedestrians suffered personal injury while 10 motorists and 12 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in New York City during the month of July according to the most recent data from the NYPD.
The number of accidents amounted to a total of 17,548 for the month of July. “Driver inattention and distraction” was the biggest contributing factor of personal injuries and wrongful deaths followed by “following too closely” and “failure to yield the right of way”.
Looking at each borough, Brooklyn recorded the highest number of personal injuries with 517 motorists, 675 passengers, 295 pedestrians and 195 cyclists injured in traffic accidents. Queens recorded the most deaths with 5 motorists and 3 pedestrians killed.