40 people died and 10,069 suffered personal injury in a traffic crash in New York City between January 1st and April 1st 2015 compared to respectively 51 and 10,805 in 2014 and 69 and 11,676 in 2013. it is also interesting to note that there were more accidents during the three first months of this year compared to the same period of the 2 previous years. These numbers indicate that streets are getting a little safer for New Yorkers and that Vision Zero may be starting to show some results.
23 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in NYC during the first three months of the year compared to 31 for the first three months of 2014 and 44 for the same period of 2013. This number is still high but over the last two years it almost decreased by half which is a positive evolution. The number of pedestrians injured in a crash in NYC during that same period was 2,423 in 2015 compared to 2,847 in 2014 and 3,080 in 2013.
1 person died in a bicycle accident in New York City during the first trimester of 2015 compared to 2 the previous year and 1 in 2013. 355 cyclists suffered personal injury during the same period compared to 399 in 2014 and 510 in 2013. It is difficult to look at bicycle accident statistics for the months of January, February and March as it is the end of the Winter season and not many people use their bikes.
The number of truck accidents in NYC was higher but there were less people injured during the first trimester of 2015 than during the same period of 2014 or 2013. Most people killed or injured in truck accidents in New York City were pedestrians.
Even though there was a very high number of bus accidents in New York City during the first trimester there were less people injured or killed during that period than during the first trimester of 2014. Over the last 3 years, the first trimester of 2014 was the worst in regards to personal injuries and deaths caused by a bus accident in NYC.
Driver inattention continues to be the number one cause of traffic accidents in New York City