Pedestrians abound on Staten Island, and they appear to be at a high risk of suffering injuries in a traffic incident. According to news sources, our city ranks number one in the nation for pedestrian accidents.
Although you might have never suffered an injury in such an accident, it is wise to know the risk you take each time you leave the safety of your home. Insurify Insights claims that Staten Island has the most “failure to yield to pedestrian” violations in 53.6 out of every 10,000 drivers.
Hylan Boulevard is notoriously hazardous
Often dubbed the Boulevard of Death, Hylan experiences an outrageous volume of pedestrian accidents, many of them resulting in death. The Boulevard sees many of these accidents at intersections when pedestrians attempt to cross the roadway.
Unfortunately, Hylan Boulevard is not the only source of New York pedestrian accidents. Other areas named in the Insurify study include:
- Brookylyn:32.3 drivers per 10,000 failed to yield to pedestrians
- The Bronx.9 drivers per 10,000 failed to yield to pedestrians
- Manhatten: 28.4 drivers per 10,000 failed to yield to pedestrians
Although the entire state of New York may not hold the record for the most pedestrian accidents in the nation, it does have far too many for comfort. We urge you to practice extra caution when walking or riding a bicycle in the Staten Island region. Double or triple-check traffic conditions before crossing a road and put away your cell phone.
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a traffic accident, your next step is to learn more about your compensation options.