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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.
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kitchen%20fire%20prevention.jpgHome cooking is the number one cause of fire accidents and fire injuries in New York. 33 % of these fires are caused by unattended cooking. The most recent one happened in Queens, NYC, last week when a family left a traditional Haitian holiday soup unattended on the stove. The fire spread from the stove to the dining area and then to the living room and down the hall to the bedrooms. 3 people were killed and several firefighters suffered personal injuries as they were trying to save the victims.

Unattended cooking often happens when the cook becomes distracted and leaves the kitchen for various reasons such as answering the phone or the bell, looking at TVor taking care of the kids.

To avoid fire accidents, remember to stay in the kitchen all the time when you are cooking. Also avoid wearing loose sleeves that can catch fire and keep the area around the stove free of paper towels or anything than can catch fire. Keep children away from the stove and turn pot handles on the wall side. Avoid very high temperatures and in case of a pan fire do not use water but baking soda or shut off the heat and use a mitt and a lid to cover the fire.

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Dylon%20Ramirez.jpg16 year old Dylon Ramirez is dead and a 15 year old female is in critical condition as a result of a pedestrian accident that happened yesterday around 5pm at the intersection of Baychester Ave and Crawford Ave in the Bronx, NYC.

Both teenagers were crossing the road when a Honda hit them. The impact propelled the young man into the other lane of traffic where he was struck by another car.

The driver of the Honda fled but later came back to the scene of the accident and was arrested by the Police.

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84 year old Ignascio Andal was crossing the street when he was struck by a car driven by a 17 year old driver. The accident happened on Wicklow Place in Jamaica Estates, Queens, NYC, yesterday afternoon. The elderly man who lived just a few blocks away died from his injuries at the hospital. The car driver wasn’t charged.

Read more in the NY Daily News

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Blima Friedman died and her pregnant mother suffered personal injury after they were hit by a 22 year old driver who was working as a valet parker yesterday night around 9 pm in Brooklyn. The two pedestrians were crossing 60th street midblock between 17th Ave and 18th Ave when the accident happened (read more in the NY Daily News.

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A young man is dead and 14 other people are injured including several of them in critical condition after a massive fire destroyed apartments in a three-story building on Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn, NYC early this morning. The fire broke out above the stores and destroyed all the apartments. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the accident.

Read more in the NY Daily News and see video below

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Sequence of events in car-pedestrian accident: Source Wikipedia.

At least 4 pedestrians were struck by vehicles in 4 different accidents yesterday in New York City according to the the NY Daily News. One of them, 34 year old Latchman Singh died from his injuries at the hopsital. He was hit near the intersection of Flatbush Ave and Dekalb Ave in Brooklyn. The driver who hit him was stopped on the Manhattan side of the Manhattan brodge but wasn’t charged.

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135 people died in traffic accident in New York between the beginning of April and the end of September this year compared to 134 for the same period of 2013. Despite all the Vision Zero efforts and the new street designs implemented by the Bloomberg administration, the streets of New York City remains dangerous for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicle passengers.

The graphs presented in this post compare data from NYPD crash statistics on a 3 months basis with the blue bars representing traffic deaths in 2013 and the red bars, traffic deaths 2014.

While comparing 2014 to 2013 data, the graph below shows that most of the decline in traffic deaths happened at the end of the winter. During the good season, a slight increase of fatalities in the spring was compensated by a slight decrease during the summer.

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Threee more pedestrians died this weekend in New York City after being struck by vehicles in three separate accidents which happened in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.

76 year old Melvina Hibbert was hit by a car on Conduit Blvd, near Belmont Ave in East New York. The impact was so strong that her body flew against the windshield and destroyed it (see picture in the NY Daily News. She died from her injury at the hospital.

The second victim was 79 year old Edmund Chow who was struck by a van as he crossed Hillside Ave near 257th Street. He also died at the hospital.

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A 27 year old driver was killed after he struck a Jersey Barrier on the Belt Parkway in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, NYC. Because he hit the Jersey Barrier at high speed, he then hit a guard rail and the car traveled across 3 lanes before striking another rail. The driver was then ejected from the car and fell on the highway, resulting in his death. The car continued to travel and fell off the elevated parkway onto the ground below. The fatal car crash happened last Monday around 2:00 am.

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