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New York City Car Accident Statistics

Posted on March 8, 2016 by

new york car accident statisticsIt is not surprising that New York is one of the most dangerous places to drive in America, according to a New York Post article. In 2015, New York law enforcement dedicated close to 2,000 officers whose sole purpose was to crack down on dangerous driving. At least 12,000 hours each day was focused on targeting drivers who engage in distracted driving, speed, fail to yield, and park in traffic lanes, among other violations.  The New York post is not alone. In its 2015 study of America’s Safest Drivers, Allstate ranked New York City as the 151st safest city to drive in.

By the Numbers

Each year, an average of approximately 1,464 people die as a result of car accident-related injuries in New York, according to the state’s Department of Health. This results in the death of more than 7 out of every 100,000 New Yorkers.  Male New Yorkers have a higher risk of dying in a car accident than females, especially if they are between the ages of 20 to 24 or age 65 and older.

An average of 150,000 emergency room visits were required in New York due to injuries resulting from a car accident, most of which were females. More than 15,000 victims required hospitalization because of car accident-related injuries. This translates to more than 80 out of every 100,000 New Yorkers. Again, males ages 15 to 19 and 20 to 24 are at a higher risk of injury and hospitalization than their same-aged female counterparts or older males.

Although New York City drivers compare better than drivers in Philadelphia and Los Angeles when it comes to safe driving, they are more dangerous than those behind the wheel in several other cities, including Chicago, Dallas, San Diego and Phoenix, to name a few. If you take a closer look at New York state specifically, drivers are twice as likely to be involved and killed in an auto accident in an urban area than a suburban one. In 2014, there were as many as 649 car-related deaths in metropolitan New York as opposed to 38 in more rural parts of the state according to data compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. New York city drivers are 30 percent more likely than the national average to be involved in a car crash.

Brooklyn Auto Injury Attorney

Accidents occur to millions on America’s roads each day. New York’s roads are no exception. Car accident cases can be complex. Sometimes liability is not always clear. If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident because of the negligence of another an skilled attorney should be contacted immediately. The legal professionals at the Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum serve all five boroughs and handle many different types of personal injury. Click here or call (718) 237-5586 today to schedule your case evaluation.

Car Goes Out of Control, Kills Cyclist and Injures 3 Others in Brooklyn

Posted on October 22, 2015 by

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An SUV spun out-of-control near the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn one recent morning, rear-ending an Uber car. After taking off into oncoming traffic, the vehicle fatally hit a cyclist, according to an NY Daily News report. Witnesses reported that the driver was going approximately 50 miles per hour, causing the cyclist to go up several feet in the air as a result of the head-on impact. After hitting the cyclist, the SUV slammed into the side of another car and then crashed into a steel pole. Some witnesses believe the driver was trying to flee the scene after hitting the Uber car. Continue reading

Former Tennis Star James Blake Tackled by Police: Mistaken Identity

Posted on October 14, 2015 by

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Tackled by undercover law enforcement, slammed on the ground, handcuffed and detained – this was not the experience former tennis star James Blake was expecting when he was en route to attend a U.S. Open event in Flushing. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened, according to a recent Time Magazine report. Mistaken for an identity theft suspect, 35-year-old Blake reports not one of the plain-clothed Caucasian officers identified themselves when they tackled him in front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Midtown. The Harvard-educated former professional athlete was waiting for a car ride and had just finished an interview with a magazine writer. Continue reading

Dangerous Driving Speeds in Brooklyn and the Bronx

Posted on August 23, 2013 by

A 23-year-old driver recently died after crashing his BMW while speeding in Brooklyn. According to a witness, the man was going 70 or 80 miles an hour, when he hit a dip in the road and his car buckled and spun out of control. The car hit anything in its path, including a van it crushed that was parked on the street. This type of accident is unfortunately not that uncommon in Brooklyn or the Bronx.

A recent study revealed that an astonishing 88% of Brooklyn  drivers regularly ignore the city’s 30-mph posted speed limit and a third of those do so in excess of 10-mph over the posted limit.  As a result, Kings and Bronx County traffic conditions led to the highest fatality numbers in the city, and traffic related injuries account for 13% of total injuries within the entire Empire State. If you’ve been in an accident in Brooklyn or the Bronx, contact a knowledgeable New York auto accident attorney.

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