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New York Car Accident Statistics

Driving in the state of New York can be hectic and rushed, which can easily lead to accidents. Read on to learn about New York car accident statistics.

The Data

According to the New York Traffic Safety Statistical Repository, which retrieves data from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the following data from 2018 is true:

  • There were a total of 447,021 collisions
    • Of these crashes, 881 were fatal
      • 0.20% of all collisions
    • Of these crashes, 121,068 people sustained injuries
      • 27.08% of all collisions
    • Of these crashes, 325,072 people experienced property damage
      • 72.72% of all collisions
  • There were a total of 418,687 collisions reported to the police
    • Of these crashes, 881 were fatal
      • 0.21% of all police-reported collisions
    • Of these crashes, 10,043 were categorized as “serious”
      • 2.40% of all police-reported collisions
    • Of these crashes, 16,219 were categorized as “moderate”
      • 3.87% of all police-reported collisions
    • Of these crashes, 85,527 were categorized as “minor”
      • 20.43% of all police-reported collisions
    • Of these crashes, 2,854 were categorized as “unknown severity”
      • 0.68% of all police-reported collisions
    • Of these crashes, 303,163 were categorized as “property damage only”
      • 72.41% of all police-reported collisions
  • There were a total of 15,451 crashes involving pedestrians
    • Of these crashes, 283 were fatal
      • 1.83% of all pedestrian crashes
    • Of these crashes, 14,981 resulted in injuries
      • 96.96% of all pedestrian crashes
    • Of these crashes, 187 resulted in property damage
      • 1.21% of all pedestrian crashes
  • There were a total of 6,145 collisions involving bicycles
    • Of these crashes, 49 were fatal
      • 0.80% of all bicycle-related collisions
    • Of these crashes, 5,846 resulted in injuries
      • 95.13% of all bicycle-related collisions
    • Of these crashes, 250 resulted in property damage
      • 4.07% of all bicycle-related collisions
  • There were a total of 4,855 collisions involving motorcycles
    • Of these crashes, 132 were fatal
      • 2.72% of all motorcycle-related collisions
    • Of these crashes, 3,608 resulted in injuries
      • 74.32% of all motorcycle-related collisions
    • Of these crashes, 1,115 resulted in property damage
      • 22.97% of all motorcycle-related collisions

Key Takeaways

As you can see from the data above, most crashes, no matter how they happen, luckily do not result in fatalities. However, it is clear that a high number of collisions result in injuries, ranging from minor to serious.

If you’ve been involved in an injury-sustaining car accident, you may be owed compensation and we may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Don’t hesitate to contact our office right away with any questions you may have.

Call the New York lawyers at The Ahearne Law Firm, PLLC today at (845) 763-4100 to speak with an accomplished attorney about your case.

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