2015 Bronx Accident Map
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Every year, some 2.3 million Americans are hurt or disabled in crashes on the nation’s highways, and more than 37,000 die. Vehicle crashes cost more than $230 billion annually. Worldwide, traffic accidents are the ninth-leading cause of death; among young people in their teens and 20’s, they’re the leading cause of death.
Most Dangerous Streets and Intersections in the Bronx
In the Bronx in 2015, the number of injuries and fatalities due to traffic accidents is lower than in some parts of the country, due in part to the high rate of mass transit use. But certain roadways in the Bronx do pose dangers. The following intersections saw the most accidents where an injury was reported.
East 138th St at Alexander Ave – 46 Injured
East Fordham Rd at Southern Boulevard – 30 Injured
East 135th St at Willis Ave – 28 Injured
East 149th St at Morris Ave – 25 Injured
East Fordham Rd at Jerome Ave – 25 Injured
How do the numbers break down for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians?
Motorists Accidents with Injuries
East 138 Street at Alexander Avenue saw the highest number of motorist injuries in the Bronx in 2015, at 43. In addition, several other streets and intersections had high numbers of injuries to motorists:
- East Fordham Rd at Southern Boulevard, 29 injured.
- East 135 St at Willis Ave, 21 injured.
- University Ave at West Fordham Rd, 18 injured.
- East Gun Hill Rd at Bronx River Pkwy, 18 injured.
In addition, several intersections were the sites of accidents with fatalities. One motorist was killed in 2015 at each of the following seven intersections:
- Marble Hill Ave at W 228th St.
- Bruckner Blvd at Edgewater Rd.
- Jerome Ave at East 175 St.
- East 222 St at Eastchester Rd.
- Peartree Ave at Coop City Blvd.
- Westchester Ave at Burr Ave.
- Commerce Ave at Newbold Ave.
Distracted driving ranks as one of the top causes of vehicle crashes; AAA offers tips for motorists to avoid distractions. Anything that takes a driver’s eyes and attention from the road is a distraction that should be avoided, the organization notes. To stay safe, attend to any tasks before you leave or after you arrive at your destination, not while you’re driving.
In addition, actively scan the road as you drive, using your mirrors and watching for bicyclists and pedestrians. Be sure to stow any loose items so they don’t fall onto the car’s floorboard, and adjust your GPS, seats, mirrors and music before you get on the road.
Cyclists Accidents with Injuries
One bicyclist was killed in the Bronx in 2015 — on Ogden Avenue at West 169 Street. In addition, four cyclists were injured at East 149 Street at Morris Avenue.
Three cyclists were reported injured at each of the following intersections:
- East Fordham Rd at Jerome Ave.
- East 149 St at Saint Ann’s Ave.
- East Gun Hill Rd at Webster Ave.
- Saint Ann’s Ave at Msgr. Gerald J. Ryan Blvd.
- East 163 St at Tinton Ave.
- East 174 St at Southern Blvrd.
- Crotona Ave at East Tremont Ave.
- East Gun Hill Rd at Bronx River Pkwy.
- West 182 St at Davidson Ave.
If you ride a bicycle in the Bronx, it’s important to stay alert and follow all traffic laws. On a bike, you’re much less protected than in a car, and the chances of injury or death in an accident are greater. To stay safe, consider the following tips:
- Ride only on the correct side of the street, in the direction of traffic, and never run red lights or stop signs.
- Ride single file.
- Don’t ride on sidewalks.
- When moving more slowly than traffic, stay as far right as possible, but leave enough room to avoid hitting the curb.
- When moving at the speed of traffic, join traffic for maximum visibility.
- Never pass on the right.
- Use proper hand signals when turning.
- Always wear a properly fastened helmet that fits you correctly.
- Wear brightly colored clothing, and use reflectors and lights.
- Be predictable and consistent as you ride.
Pedestrian Accidents with Injuries
A significant number of pedestrians also were killed and injured on the Bronx’s roadways in 2015. Two pedestrians died on Grand Concourse at East 170 Street — the highest number of traffic fatalities at any one intersection for the year. In addition, one pedestrian was killed at each of the following intersections and roads:
- Baychester Ave.
- East 170 St.
- Boston Rd at Delavall Ave.
Intersections and roads where injuries to pedestrians occurred included:
- East Fordham Rd at Jerome Ave, 12 injured.
- Sedgwick Ave at West Fordham Rd, seven injured.
- East Gun Hill Rd at White Plains Rd, seven injured.
- East Tremont Ave at Firefighters Blvrd, seven injured.
- East 233 St at White Plains Rd, seven injured.
AAA advises pedestrians to try to make themselves visible to drivers, especially at dusk and dawn, at night and in poor weather conditions; nearly a third of pedestrian fatalities nationwide happen between 8 p.m. and midnight.
To maximize your visibility, wear light-colored clothes or, better yet, reflective clothing at night. In the daytime, wear brightly colored clothes. In addition, try to stay in areas with good lighting, especially if you’re crossing the street, and make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of their cars.
In addition, avoid distractions. Don’t text, and don’t wear headphones as you walk. Follow all signals and rules of the road, and stay aware of the traffic around you. Always use crosswalks, and don’t assume drivers will stop.
Have You Been Involved in an Accident?
If you’ve been involved in a crash in the Bronx, it’s critical that you work with an experienced accident attorney who can ensure that your rights are protected. For a no-cost consultation, please contact The Law Offices of Ivan M. Diamond.
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Resource: NYC Open Data