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Wednesday
Feb272013

Brooklyn "wins" at borough with most pedestrian fatalities

image via Gothamist.comHere's some not so reassuring news: Between 2009 and 2011, Brooklyn had the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in New York City. As reported by Gothamist:

We've known for quite some time that being a pedestrian in the city is dangerous (and that being a driver is a great way to get away with murder) but a new report from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign put the dangers of walking down the street in stark relief. According to them, between 2009 and 2011 there were 451 pedestrian fatalities in the five boroughs (80 in the Bronx, 132 in Brooklyn, 93 in Manhattan, 125 in Queens, and 21 in Staten Island). Interestingly, that puts the average number of pedestrian deaths in the city just ahead of the average number of subway accidents (and well above the average number of subway deaths).

Cheery! The good news, if you can call it that, is that the deadliest street is Hempstead Turnpike in Nassau County, although Broadway is the 2nd deadliest, so be extra careful when you're in Manhattan. 

I know several people who've had near misses crossing Vanderbilt Ave. @Plaza Street in Prospect Heights. What do you consider the most dangerous spot in Park Slope (or environs)? Let us know in the comments.

Reader Comments (2)

Not a fan of 9th street or 11 the street and 8th ave. Cars just whip around the corner. At 11 the and 8th a car jumped the curb last year hitting 3 pedestrians. Speed bumps at every corner would be helpful.

March 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjt - slope

Another potentially deadly accident just happened on 8th ave and 11 the street.

March 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjt - slope

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