Whether it’s on the sidewalk, the street, or the subway, there are countless people who cross busy intersections and put themselves at risk each day throughout New York City. With the tightly packed layout of NYC, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn there are a number of locations throughout the boroughs that are notably dangerous for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers.

However, we understand that car accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. Especially in New York City.

Pedestrians, Be Safe at These Intersections

Taken from motor vehicle collision data from 2013 to 2018, analysts have compiled a list of the areas throughout New York City in which pedestrians seem to have the highest risk of getting in a dangerous accident.

Whether you are on your way to work or just out on a nice stroll, it’s important to stay especially cautious at these intersections:

  • Ludlow & Rivington Str., Manhattan: 7 injured pedestrians, 4 injured bicyclists
  • South Third & Havemeyer Str., Brooklyn: 4 injured pedestrians, 7 injured bicyclists
  • East 168th & College Ave., The Bronx: 5 injured pedestrians, 3 injured bicyclists
  • Field Place & Creston Ave., The Bronx: 7 injured pedestrians
  • 37th & 101st Str., Queens: 6 injured pedestrians, 1 injured bicyclist
  • Newkirk Ave. & Argyle Road, Brooklyn: 4 injured pedestrians, 3 injured bicyclists
  • South Fourth & Keap Str., Brooklyn: 2 injured pedestrians, 5 injured bicyclists
  • Sterling Place & Kingston Ave., Brooklyn: 5 injured pedestrians, 2 injured bicyclists
  • Lawrence & Willoughby Str., Brooklyn: 5 injured pedestrians, 2 injured bicyclists
  • Clinton & Rivington Str., Manhattan: 5 injured pedestrians, 2 injured bicyclists
  • 37th & 101st Str., Queens: 6 injured pedestrians, 1 injured bicyclist
  • 89th & 168th Str., Queens: 6 injured pedestrians
  • 37th & 99th Str., Queens: 5 injured pedestrians, 1 injured bicyclist
  • 39th & 111th Str., Queens: 5 injured pedestrians, 1 injured bicyclist
  • Goble Place & Inwood Ave., The Bronx: 4 injured pedestrians, 2 injured bicyclists
  • East 196th & Valentine Ave., The Bronx: 5 injured pedestrians, 1 injured bicyclist
  • Smith & Wycoff Str., Brooklyn: 2 injured pedestrian, 4 injured bicyclists
  • Hooper & South Fifth Str., Brooklyn: 2 injured pedestrians, 4 injured bicyclists
  • Newkirk Ave. & Rugby Rd., Brooklyn: 4 injured pedestrians, 2 injured bicyclists

Intersections to Avoid When Driving in NYC

New York City is famous for many things, including its congested streets. With all the cars passing into Manhattan, entering expressways, and winding through the narrow roads, crashes are all too common. The publicly available motor vehicle collision data, provided by the New York Police Department, gives these ten intersections as the ones with the highest risk of getting into an accident:

  • Flatbush and Tillery, Brooklyn — Annual Collision Rate: 181.6
  • 2nd & 59th , Manhattan — Annual Collision Rate: 146.5
  • 42nd & 8th, Manhattan — Annual Collision Rate: 141.2
  • Pennsylvania Ave. & Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn — Annual Collision Rate: 134.4
  • Pennsylvania Ave. & Linden Ave., Brooklyn — Annual Collision Rate: 129.5
  • Bowery & Kenmare Str., Manhattan — Annual Collision Rate: 114.3
  • E 57th & 3rd Ave., Manhattan — Annual Collision Rate: 109.6
  • W 42nd & 9th, Manhattan — Annual Collision Rate: 108.6
  • W 34th & 7th Ave., Manhattan — Annual Collision Rate: 107.7
  • W 40th & 11th, Manhattan — Annual Collision Rate: 103.7

After a Crash, Talk to Lawyers Who Get Results

At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, we’ve had the privilege of working with countless victims who are suffering from the long-term effects of a dangerous accident with a motor vehicle. Just take a look at our past case results to learn how we’ve been able to recover millions of dollars for our clients:

There’s always excitement to be found in NYC, but some types we’d rather avoid. Anyone walking along the street should be extra cautious when crossing intersections. If you or a loved one has been struck by a car and are curious about your options moving forward, contact the team at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, at (212) 986-7353 to learn more.

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