37 pedestrians and one bicyclist were among the 50 victims who died in NYC traffic accidents last fall (September, October, November). This is 15 less accident fatalities than in the fall of 2015, 21 less than in the fall of 2014 and 34 less than in the fall of 2013. Since 2013, the number of people dying on the road has been decreasing each fall in the city.
While less people are dying in NYC car accidents, more are getting injured. After recording a decline in 2014, the number of people injured in traffic accidents during the fall months went back up slightly in 2015 and reached its highest in 2016. 15,480 people were injured in traffic accidents in New York City during the 3-month period of September, October and November 2016 compared to 13,693 during the same period of 2015, 13,350 during the same period of 2014 and 14,449 during the same period of 2013.
The total number of motor vehicle accidents in New York City is continuing to rise as well.