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NYC Crash Mapper

Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Statistics 2017:

From Jan, 2017 – Nov, 2017 10,852 Total Crashes

Traffic Fatalities

06 Cyclist
18 Pedestrians
13 Motorist
37 Total

Injuries 4,203

Cyclist 1,536
Ped 3,078
Motorist 10,746
Total: 15,360

 

Top Contributing Factors to Crash

  1. 10,17 Unspecified Cause
  2. 2,982 Driver Inattention / Distraction
  3. 1,498 Failure to Yield Right-of-Way
  4. 1,040 Following Too Closely
  5. 599 Traffic Control Disregarded
  6. 378 Pedestrian / Bicyclist / Other Pedestrian Error / Confusion
  7. 373 Unsafe Speed
  8. 337 Other Vehicular
  9. 332 Passing or Lane Usage Improper
  10. 235 Turning Improperly
  11. 228 Backing Unsafely
  12. 214 Alcohol Involvement
  13. 186 Driver Inexperience
  14. 177 Unsafe Lane Changing
  15. 152 View Obstructed / Limited
  16. 149 Reaction to Other Un-involved Vehicle
  17. 120 Pavement Slippery
  18. 60 Aggressive Driving / Road Rage
  19. 50 Fell Asleep
  20. 50 Brakes Defective
  21. 43 Glare
  22. 35 Lost Consciousness
  23. 30 Illness
  24. 28 Outside Car Distraction
  25. 27 Passenger Distraction
  26. 26 Fatigued / Drowsy
  27. 24 Oversized Vehicle
  28. 20 Pavement Defective
  29. 19 Drugs (Illegal)
  30. 18 Obstruction / Debris
  31. 17 Steering Failure
  32. 13 Failure to Keep Right
  33. 13 Traffic Control Device Improper / Non-Working …

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New York Hit and Run. “didn’t see” The Victim Doesn’t Fly!

In New York City, most drivers who hit people with their vehicle and then flee the scene are rarely ever charged with a crime. The police fist of all need to find them to make an arrest, in order to get a hit-and-run conviction, according to New York state law.

In any case prosecuting attorneys still need to prove a driver knew he or she hit someone and caused injury. Story at the intersection is, that pedestrian accidents in New York are dropped, or just not pursued at all, once a driver claims he “didn’t see” the victim. Have they though?

Since the beginning of 2016 there are there have been 4 hit and runs to count so far.

  • Just this Friday morning, Jan 22, 2016 12:12 pm, a 15-Year-Old Boy In Critical Condition Following Williamsburg Hit-And-Run.
  • A 29-year-old man was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing northbound lanes of the FDR in Kips Bay on January 8, 2016.
  • Another hit-and-run driver careened into the Gowanus Canal on Monday, January 18, 2016, after striking another vehicle on Court Street.
  • On Thursday, officers arrested the driver of a Ryder rental truck who they say fatally struck a cyclist in Sheepshead Bay on Tuesday.

New York has adopted hit-and-run civil penalties depend on the drivers’ word.

Increasing penalties for drivers who leave the scene of a crash without reporting it. How many hit-and-runs there have been so far this year in New York City.

NYPD Reports a whopping 34,000 hit and flee accidents. 4,000 of those “personal injury”, leaving the scene. 48 of the 4000 were considered “catastrophic injury”.

Think about that number 4,000 personal injuries in which a driver injured or killed someone in New York and then fled.

2015 Statistics according to NYPD reports:
48 catastrophic hit-and-runs
28 suspects were arrested
480 arrests
475 moving summonses.

According to New York car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny,  with the law firm of Ajlouny Injury Law,  “Fleeing the scene of an accident where a person is fatally struck should never be down-played! Pedestrian lives matter — All lives matter, there’s no excuse for fleeing the scene of an accident!” says Mr.Ajlouny.

hurt in hit-and-run crashes in New York.

Hurt in hit-and-run crashes in New York. New York Pedestrian Lives matter!

 

Hit-and-Run Kills Brooklyn Photographer

It sadly inevitable that New Years would not just be a time to celebrate, but also time to grieve.

In New York City, Guler Ugur-Yaaobi a 44-year-old photographer was killed in a hit-and-run in Morningside Heights on New Year’s Eve, according to police.

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Guler Ugur-Yaaobi was killed by a black SUV That fled scene at Amsterdam Avenue near West 113th Street.

Guler Ugur-Yaaobi, a resident of Kensington in Brooklyn, was crossing Amsterdam Avenue near West 113th Street at about 6 p.m. when she was struck by a black SUV heading north.

She was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The vehicle did not remain at the scene. No further description was available.

Amsterdam Avenue and West 115th has been the scene of other pedestrian accidents in the past. On August 27, 2014, a pedestrian was struck and injured by a black Lincoln town car at the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and 116th Street.

4 year old Ariel Russo died after she and her 55-year-old grandmother were pinned at 8:15 a.m. by a vehicle on Amsterdam Ave. near W. 97th St. The suspect has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter.

Paul Ajlouny, New York City car accident lawyer, breaks down New York streets that have been sited as dangerous for crossing pedestrians.”West End Avenue from West 61st street to West 75th street, West 66th street from West End Avenue to Columbus Avenue, West 72nd street from West End Avenue to Broadway and West 71st street at Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue are notorious for pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

Cars often speed along these roadways.” sites Mr. Ajlouny.

This accident, well not really an accident since the driver that hit Guler Ugur-Yaaobi left the scene, is a tragic reminder that no one is safe on NYC streets, especially on a day we should be celebrating.

Our deepest condolences to Guler Ugur-Yaaobi family in this unbearably, tragic time.” continues Mr. Ajouny.

Mr. Ajlouny goes on to say, “Hopefully the family will get justice and the driver that hit Guler Ugur-Yaaobi will be apprehended.”

There are many pedestrian safety issues that plague the upper west side that include:

  • Lack of enforcement and ticketing of drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians.
  • Signal timing – Not enough time to cross the street.
  • No commercial vehicle signs.
  • Jaywalking.
  • Speeding vehicles.
  • Turning vehicles.
NYC streets are not easy streets for pedestrians to cross.

There are some streets that are wide and carry enormous traffic volumes, often times traveling at high speed. Speed being the contributing factor to a significant number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities every year in New York.

Hit By Vehicle Survivors Talk

I was hit by a delivery truck making a turn while I was crossing the street with the light. I was just one of 10,859 pedestrians injured when they were struck by a car, truck, taxi or bus that year.

Mayor Bloomberg’s has been able to accomplish lowering down traffic fatalities in NYC by close to 30 percent. There were 286 traffic deaths in the city in 2013, compared with 701 in 1990.

The numbers indicate that pedestrian vehicular deaths are down. However, lives are still lost.

  • In January, a 9-year-old boy was fatally struck by a taxi while walking with his father, who also was hurt, in a crosswalk on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
  • On March 16, a 5-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
  • On April 26, a 54-year-old man died crossing a street in Richmond Hill, Queens.
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Where Pedestrians and Bicyclists Are Injured, and Why

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s shoot to eliminate pedestrians’ deaths on New York City streets targeting harried drivers, fast-moving bikers and distracted walkers with his Vision Zero plan.

The lucky Ones:
  • Neil MacFarquhar was hit by a runaway bus on Fifth Avenue while riding his bike. Witnesses described his body bouncing off the bus “like a dummy.” He had been unconscious for 10 days and still had lingering physical effects from his injuries.
  • Ms. Fuhs, 47, was hit in crossing West End Avenue at 95th Street, also with the light. “The driver of a Prius turning left onto West End has said she was distracted and didn’t notice Ms. Fuhs and only stopped when she had heard a bump, “Driver inattention” was the most common cause of accidents according to a New York city study.  She never saw the car coming.
  • Andrew Kueneman, got off the bus in Montclair, N.J., after a day of work. He was supposed to have the right of way. But then, more than halfway across the street, he sensed a car coming at him. He jumped backward, but the driver swerved in the same direction, and the car struck him in the lower right leg first, vaulting him up onto the hood and windshield. He was carried about 15 or 20 feet farther until the car came to a stop and deposited him back onto the roadway.
  • Mick Sussman, 42, was hit in Brooklyn. He, too, had the light, though the police said he had been outside the crosswalk. Mr. Sussman also saw the car that hit him approaching. The car hit me with considerable, possibly deadly, force.

Car Accidents / Pedestrian Accidents / Bicycle Accidents

A car accident can change your life forever, if you one of the lucky ones that survive. Everyone is affected, you, your passengers, the other drivers involved in the accident, as well as family and friends. If the crash is not your fault and you are seriously injured, protect yourself by hiring a personal injury attorney that will be your front man when dealing with auto insurance companies, medical insurance claims while representing you in your personal injury lawsuit.

A car accident can take a physical and emotional toll on injured victims and their families. Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident lawyer, suggest that accident victims remain calm, seek immediate medical attention, make sure the police arrive at the scene, say nothing to the at fault drivers insurance company.  But, most importantly, hire expert personal injury attorney to defend your best interest and fight for just compensation for your pain and suffering.

Live in New York and need a personal injury lawyer?  Contact Ajlouny Injury Law for free advice 24 hours: 1-800-535-5029.

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