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NYC Pedestrian fatalities at their lowest in 2014 according to preliminary data from the City

132 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in 2014 in New York City according to preliminary numbers announced recently by city officials. According to them these numbers are the lowest since 1910 when the city started to provide accurate traffic accident statistics. (See article in the New York Times).

The NYPD also released their monthly collisions statistics recently but only until November. The statistics for the year 2014 will be released at the end of this month. According to this data the number of people killed in a traffic accident in November 2014 was 25 compared to 35 in 2013. November 2013 was the worst month for traffic fatalities in NYC in 2013 followed by August 2013. This year so far the monthly number of traffic fatalities never went above 28, an improvement compared to 2013.

The number of people killed in a vehicle accident since the beginning of 2014 until the end of November is 238 compared to 261 during the same period for 2013, a decrease of 9% . The total number of people injured for this same period of 2014 is 46,769 compared to 50,541 in 2013 a decrease of 7.5%. Even though there were less deaths and personal injuries, NYPD statistics indicated that for the same time frame the number of motor vehicle crashes is 1% higher with 187,838 accidents in 2014 compared to 186,130 in 2013.

12 pedestrians were killed and 1017 suffered personal injury in a traffic accident in NYC in November 2014 compared to respectively 25 and 1104 in November 2013. The total number of pedestrian deaths since the beginning of the year is 132 compared to 168 for the same period of 2013, a decrease of 21.5%. Pedestrian injuries were down 9.5% from 10,815 to 9780.

2 cyclists were killed and 278 were injured in traffic accidents in November 2014. This numbers are stable compared to November 2013, a month during which 2 cyclists were killed and 280 were injured. There were 383 bicycle accidents in November 2014 in NYC compared to 368 in November 2013. 19 Cyclists died in NYC since the beginning of the year an increase of 73% compared to the same period of 2013 during which 11 cyclists died. Personal injuries are down by 2.5% for the same time frame with 3771 for 2014 compared to 3868 in 2013.

NYC Motorcycle accidents were up in November 2014 (144) compared to November 2013 (119) however since the beginning of the year the total number of motorcycle accidents (1977) is down by 8% compared to the same period of 2013 (2144).

The number of bus accidents and truck accidents in New York City were slightly lower in November 2014 with 637 truck accidents and 574 bus accidents compared to respectively 649 and 643 in November 2013. Since the beginning of 2014 the total number of truck accidents (7153) increased by 9% compared to the same time frame of 2013 (6550) and the total number of bus accidents increased by 8% from 6203 to 6684.