5,569 people suffered personal injury in 20,551 traffic accidents in New York City last May. Among them were 2,534 motorists, 1,755 passengers, 430 cyclists and 850 pedestrians.
While looking at past statistics, we notice a seasonal factor that causes the number of crash injuries to always increase during the month of May compared to the previous months of February, March and April. Last May the auto accident injuries in New York City increased to a record number.
In May 2013, before Vision Zero, 4,988 people suffered injuries in NYC crashes. Then the Vision Zero program started and the number of crash injuries declined to 4,621 in May 2014. It increased again slightly to 4,788 in May 2015 but stayed below the Pre-Vision Zero number of injuries recorded in May 2013. In May 2016, it peaked above 5000 and never went back below that level for the last 3 years. 5,415 crash injuries were recorded in May 2016 and 5,314 in May 2017.