According to the recently released NYPD motor vehicle collisions report, there were a total of 16,265 motor vehicle accidents in New York City in April compared to 15,796 in March and 16,412 in April 2013. For the first four months of the year the total number of accidents in NYC increased to 64,341 compared to 62,850 in 2013.
A total of 21 people died in traffic accidents in April compared to 15 in 2013.
Looking at the first 4 months of the year, the number of people dying in a crash is slightly lower in 2014 with 72 deaths compared to 84 deaths in 2013. For the last 3 months, this number is 51 in 2014 compared to 56 in 2013.
The number of pedestrians dying in traffic accidents slightly declined with a total of 8 pedestrians killed in April 2014 compared to 11 in April 2013 and a total of 39 pedestrians deaths over the last 4 months compared to 55 in the same months of 2013.
The number of cyclists dying in vehicle accidents increased from 1 to 3 in the 4 first months of 2014 compared to the same months of 2013.
6 vehicle passengers died in traffic accidents in the month of April 2014. This number is unusually high. The average number of passengers dying in a vehicle accidents in NYC every month is of 2.
For the last 3 months 2626 pedestrians suffered personal injury in traffic accidents compared to 2877 in the same months of 2013. In April 854 pedestrians were injured compared to 904 in April 2013.
306 cyclists were injured in April 2014 compared to 288 in April 2013. 589 cyclists were injured in NYC accidents from the beginning of February to the end of April 2014 compared to 608 for the same period of 2013.
Accidents related to distracted driving have been rising every month from February to April. Distracted driving is the main cause of traffic accidents in New York City.