2015 Staten Island Accident Map


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Staten Island Accident Statistics

The following information includes car, pedestrian, and bicycle accident statistics in Staten Island from 2013 to 2016.

Staten Island Accident Statistics 2013

  • Total accidents: 8,296
  • Motorist injuries: 1,760
  • Motorist fatalities: 1
  • Pedestrian injuries: 316
  • Pedestrian fatalities: 3
  • Cyclist injuries: 35
  • Cyclist fatalities: 0

Staten Island Accident Statistics 2014

  • Total accidents: 6,615
  • Motorist injuries: 1,308
  • Motorist fatalities: 5
  • Pedestrian injuries: 230
  • Pedestrian fatalities: 5
  • Cyclist injuries: 39
  • Cyclist fatalities: 0

Staten Island Accident Statistics 2015

  • Total accidents: 6,345
  • Motorist injuries: 1,281
  • Motorist fatalities: 6
  • Pedestrian injuries: 236
  • Pedestrian fatalities: 5
  • Cyclist injuries: 30
  • Cyclist fatalities: 1

Staten Island Accident Statistics 2016

  • Total accidents: 6,721
  • Motorist injuries: 1,207
  • Motorist fatalities: 5
  • Pedestrian injuries: 240
  • Pedestrian fatalities: 3
  • Cyclist injuries: 41
  • Cyclist fatalities: 1

Highest Number of Accidents: Staten Island Intersections

Hylan Boulevard and New Dorp Lane had the year’s highest accident total in Staten Island, at 57. In all, 14 people suffered injuries in those accidents.

Additional intersections constituting the highest accident counts for the year included:

  • Richmond Avenue and Richmond Hill Road: 48 accidents, 19 injuries, and one fatality
  • Hylan Boulevard and Narrows Road South: 46 accidents and 13 injuries
  • Platinum Avenue and Richmond Avenue: 39 accidents and 21 injuries
  • Clove Road and Victory Boulevard: 37 accidents and eight injuries
  • Forest Hill Road and Richmond Avenue: 37 accidents, 14 injuries, and one fatality

Highest Number of Injuries Reported

The Staten Island intersections with the highest numbers of reported injuries include:

  • Henderson Avenue and Lafayette Avenue: five accidents and 27 injuries.
  • Allison Avenue and Clawson Street: 31 accidents and 25 injuries.
  • Platinum Avenue and Richmond Avenue: 39 accidents and 21 injuries.

Throughout Staten Island, more than 20 intersections were the sites of injury numbers in the double digits due to traffic accidents.

Several fatalities also occurred in the borough as the result of vehicle crashes in a recent year. Arden Avenue and Hylan Boulevard had a total of 14 crashes with 12 injuries and two fatalities. In addition, 17 different intersections were the site of one fatality each.

Instances of Staten Island Accidents (With Street View)

In the early morning hours of March 18, 2015, a New Jersey police officer — off duty at the time — drove the wrong way on the West Shore Expressway in Staten Island. His vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer, killing two of his passengers.

Just hours before the tragic crash that took the lives of another police officer and a civilian riding in the ill-fated vehicle, the driver — Officer Pedro Abad Jr. — posted a photo on social media of glasses filled with liquor.

In another Staten Island fatal car accident, a 19-year-old woman lost her life when the vehicle in which she was riding crashed into a pole in July 2015. Another woman in the car suffered critical injuries. The driver, who apparently lost control of the vehicle, and another passenger were able to climb out safely.

In June 2015, a 57-year-old man was sitting on a Staten Island park bench at Victory Boulevard and Bay Street when a car hit and killed him following a crash that sent an SUV flying onto the sidewalk. The driver of the SUV was charged with driving while ability impaired.

Throughout 2015, vehicle crashes — many caused by impairment or distracted driving — resulted in injuries and deaths in Staten Island. By reviewing our Staten Island Accident Map, you can pinpoint the intersections with the most accidents and those with the highest numbers of injuries.

Highest Number of Accidents: Staten Island Intersections

Hylan Boulevard and New Dorp Lane had the year’s highest accident total in Staten Island, at 57. In all, 14 people suffered injuries in those accidents. Additional intersections constituting the highest accident counts for the year included:

Richmond Avenue and Richmond Hill Road: 48 accidents, 19 injuries and one fatality

Hylan Boulevard and Narrows Road South: 46 accidents and 13 injuries

Platinum Avenue and Richmond Avenue: 39 accidents and 21 injuries

Clove Road and Victory Boulevard: 37 accidents and eight injuries

Forest Hill Road and Richmond Avenue: 37 accidents, 14 injuries and one fatality

What Should I Do After a Crash on Staten Island?

There are a couple of priorities after a motor vehicle accident on Staten Island, including:

  • Getting medical treatment: Your health is the greatest priority after an accident on Staten Island. You may want to visit a trusted medical provider to receive a diagnosis for and treatment of your injuries. If you have already received medical care, make sure that you get documentation of that care—you’ll need it for any lawsuit or insurance claim that you pursue.
  • Hiring a personal injury attorney: Before you do anything else—contacting insurance companies, getting your vehicle fixed, or otherwise—you might hire a lawyer. An attorney can advise you on all aspects of your case. You have no reason to delay in hiring a lawyer for your case.

A car accident lawyer can protect your rights after the accident. As insurance companies contact you for statements, they will make sure that you say the right things to protect yourself and your case.

What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do for Me?

A personal injury lawyer will serve you in several ways after your accident.

They can help you by:

  • Determining liability for your accident on Staten Island: A lawyer will identify any parties whose negligence caused your collision. These parties may include a motorist, an employer whose employee caused your collision, a rideshare company, a pedestrian, a vehicle manufacturer, or another liable party.
  • Gathering evidence: A law firm’s investigators will pursue physical evidence, video footage, witness accounts, and other types of evidence relevant to our case. They may even hire experts to testify, reconstruct your accident, or assist your case in other ways.
  • Documenting your damages: Your damages will be a key consideration in your case. Your attorney should obtain medical records, speak with mental health professionals, document your lost income, and seek any other records that prove your damages.
  • Completing case-related paperwork: An insurance claim or lawsuit can include significant paperwork. From filing your lawsuit or claim to completing and submitting other necessary paperwork, a car accident attorney should handle all the administrative aspects of your case.
  • Leading settlement discussions: Civil cases generally settle out of court. Lawyers will negotiate for the settlement you deserve, whether it is with an insurance company or the party liable for your accident.
  • Completing any necessary trial: Though trials are not generally necessary in civil cases, You want a law firm that is ready if your claim must go to court.

A car accident attorney should protect and serve you after your collision. Focus on your recovery and let them fight for the financial recovery that you’re entitled to.

How Should I Choose a Car Accident Lawyer to Lead My Accident Case in Staten Island?

After a Staten Island crash and injuries, you want a lawyer with deep roots in New York City. The right car accident attorney will know the laws and rules governing Staten Island’s civil system. This knowledge will come in handy as they pursue the best possible case outcome for you.

You might also hire a car accident lawyer to lead your case because:

  • They will spare no expense in seeking the right outcome for their clients: A motor vehicle accident case is only as strong as a lawyer makes it. In handling your case, you don’t want your lawyer to spare any expense—in hiring experts, commissioning reports, producing exhibits, or completing investigations. You don’t want to pay any out-of-pocket costs to complete your case.
  • They work for a contingency fee: You should not have to pay anything upfront when you hire a car accident attorney. Instead, you agree to pay the law firm a percentage of your financial recovery. If they win for you, they receive a portion to cover the expenses and fees. If they don’t win for you, then you should owe them absolutely nothing.
  • They know personal injury law: Between attorneys, paralegals, and support staff, you want a legal team that understands what it takes to complete a motor vehicle accident case successfully.

When you meet with a lawyer for a free case evaluation, never hesitate to ask questions about their experience, fee structure, past case results, client testimonials, and more.

What Are Recoverable Damages in a Staten Island Motor Vehicle Accident Case?

Your recoverable damages may include:

  • Repairs for your vehicle
  • Coverage of medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Treatment for psychological and emotional trauma
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning power
  • Any other damages you’ve suffered, including a wrongful death

A lawyer will determine the monetary cost of your damages and seek appropriate compensation in Staten Island.

Call Diamond Injury Law Today to Complete Your Free Consultation

Motor vehicle accidents in Staten Island can be extremely costly. Our firm has a record of winning cases like yours. If you don’t know how to proceed, or you want to move forward with your case, call Diamond Injury Law today at (718) 588-2000 for your FREE consultation.

Don’t wait to call, as there may be a time limit on filing your case.

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