Brooklyn Leads City in Injuries to Pedestrians, Cyclists
Just one homicide prosecution came out of these numbers.
More than a third of last year's reported crashes happened in Brooklyn, where 48 (41 pedestrians and 7 cyclists) were killed and 5,377 were hurt.
Brooklyn led the boroughs last year in overall injuries to pedestrians and cyclists.
Nearly 30% of crashes that kill or seriously injure pedestrians involve a driver refusing to yield.
Because drivers are allowed to compete with pedestrians in New York City crosswalks, cars hit more pedestrians crossing with the signal than without.
Which is why I jaywalk: when they have to stop, I go.
The article from Gothamist.
Posted by Kip at Tuesday, February 05, 2013