Car accidents happen all over the New York City metropolitan area, including Queens and the Bronx. Statistics can show a breakdown of how frequently they occur in the boroughs and in the city as a whole and who is affected.
How many accidents occur in the five boroughs?
- According to the NYPD Traffic Data – Collisions, there were 64,293 motor vehicle collisions in New York City from January to August 2021. The breakdown by borough is as follows:
Borough Collisions Brooklyn 21,218 Queens 19,279 Bronx 12,818 Manhattan 9,024 Staten Island 2,954
- According to the NYPD Traffic Data – Fatalities, there were 181 traffic fatalities in New York City from January to September 2021. The breakdown by patrol borough is as follows:
Patrol Borough Fatalities Brooklyn South 40 Brooklyn North 38 Queens South 32 Queens North 25 Bronx 23 Manhattan South 11 Manhattan North 10 Staten Island 2
- According to the New York City Car Accident Statistics – November 2022 Update3, there were 65,293 car accidents in New York City in 2021. The breakdown by borough is as follows:
Borough Accidents Brooklyn 21,218 Queens 19,279 Bronx 12,818 Manhattan 9,024 Staten Island 2,954
There was also an increase in hit-and-run accidents during this time. Many drivers engaged in more reckless behaviors behind the wheel such as speeding, drag racing, road rage or distracted driving. All of those behaviors increase the risk of a deadly crash occurring and catastrophic injuries being sustained by the victims.
Many of the most serious collisions during the period studied took place over the weekend. Accidents resulting in fatalities occurred most often between 4 and 6 PM, but some also happened between 7 AM and 10:30 AM. According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, most car accidents occur between 3 and 6 PM.
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