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Most Dangerous Roads to Walk On in New York

New York is notorious for crowded sidewalks and streets. With over 19 million residents, a flurry of activity constantly occurs in the state. Unfortunately, given the number of people and limited space, accidents are inevitable. The Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC) released new information on the most dangerous roads for walking. The yearly report tracks the areas where the most pedestrian accidents occur. Once again, Nassau County leads for having the most deaths.

The TSTC’s report breaks down the number of New York pedestrian accidents from 2012 to 2014. At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we believe pedestrians have a right to safe streets. That is why we want you to be aware of dangerous roads.

Most Accident-Prone Roads

The Bronx
70 pedestrians died on Bronx roads from 2012-2014. The most dangerous streets include:

  • Grand Concourse (10 deaths)
  • Bruckner Boulevard (5 deaths)
  • 233rd Street (4 deaths)
  • White Plains Road (4 deaths)

A total of 129 individuals were killed on Brooklyn streets in the three years. The most dangerous roads include:

  • Flatbush Avenue (11 deaths)
  • Atlantic Avenue (7 deaths)
  • Eastern Parkway (3 deaths)
  • Rockaway Parkway (2 deaths)
  • 4th Avenue (1 death)


91 people were killed in accidents on Manhattan streets. The roads where the most deaths occurred are:

  • 3rd Avenue (7 deaths)
  • Broadway (7 deaths)
  • Amsterdam Avenue / 10th Avenue (6 deaths)
  • 1st Avenue (5 deaths)
  • Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd / 7th Avenue (5 deaths)


Queens had 132 pedestrian deaths from 2012 through 2014. The most dangerous roads include:

  • Queens Boulevard (SR-25) (11 deaths)
  • Northern Boulevard (SR-25A) (6 deaths)
  • Rockaway Boulevard (8 deaths)
  • Jamaica Avenue (7 deaths)
  • Roosevelt Avenue (6 deaths)

Staten Island

Of all the boroughs in New York, Staten Island comparatively appears the safest. There were only 21 deaths on the roads in those three years. Most deaths occurred on these dangerous streets:

  • Hylan Boulevard (3 deaths)
  • Victory Boulevard (3 deaths)

Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are all too common in New York. If you were injured because of negligence or carelessness, our New York personal injury attorneys can help. Call today to schedule a free consultation. We will help you get through this difficult time!


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