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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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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.

upper west side hit-and-run accident

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.

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