WalkSaferNYC put together a handy interactive map that details the dangerous intersections to avoid; essentially a heat map of places pedestrians are most likely to get hit by careless motorists.
Who’s getting struck? Turns our men over 40 top the list:
Across all boroughs, males were generally more likely to be victims of pedestrian collisions than women in recent years. Elderly pedestrians who are members of the so-called “Greatest Generation” and baby boomers are involved in more pedestrian collisions than younger people such as millenials and members of Generation X. Queens had the highest number of pedestrian collisions involving the Greatest Generation and Staten Island had the fewest. Brooklyn had the highest number of pedestrian collisions involving Baby Boomers and members of Generation X.
Another interesting stat, is that you’re much more likely to get struck during the weekend:
Pedestrian collisions in New York spike from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during rush hour when people are heading home from work and school. The rush hour collision trend is most pronounced in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. Incidents also occur in higher numbers during the morning rush hour around 8 a.m. Beware the weekend! The most dangerous day of the week for pedestrian collisions is Friday extending into the early hours of Saturday morning.
Read more about the project at WalkSaferNYC.