The Most Dangerous Intersections Part 7 [2018-2019]:

The Most Dangerous New York City Roads, Streets & Intersections

New York City Most Dangerous IntersectionsAny road or intersection might be the scene of a car accident. However, some roads and crossings in New York City are riskier than others. At the most dangerous roads and crossings in New York City, New York, motorists, bicycles, and pedestrians can be hurt or killed.

Traffic in New York City may be severely congested. On some roads, traffic moves at a snail’s pace. Vehicles may, however, go at high speeds on other roadways.
Both of these scenarios have the potential to result in traffic collisions.

Some New York City roads and intersections are more perilous than others.

Part 7 of of our Most Dangerous Intersection study brings us to New York City. The data pool of New York City car accidents was so large (over 1.5 Million rows of data) that we had to re-evaluate just how we broke it all down. The Big Apple provided some unique challenges; lots of traffic, lots of streets, lots of streets with lots of intersections and of course, lots of car accidents.

There were almost half a million car accidents reported at close to 13,000 intersections in the boroughs of New York City in 2018 and 2019.

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Why did we undertake this review? To provide answers and insight to some of the most frequently asked questions about traffic collisions. We hope that our efforts reviewing and consolidating this data help raise awareness of these dangerous intersections. Identification can reduce auto accidents, injuries and possibly save lives. Ultimately, that is what we hope to achieve with this review.

New York City’s 25 Most Dangerous Intersections

No. NYC Intersection Car Accidents Injuries Deaths Score
1 ROCKAWAY BOULEVARD & BROOKVILLE BOULEVARD 648 368 5 1802
2 ROCKAWAY BOULEVARD & BREWER BOULEVARD 402 220 3 1092
3 BRUCKNER BOULEVARD & EAST 138 STREET 538 148 3 1012
4 FLATBUSH AVENUE & GRAND ARMY PLAZA 622 124 0 994
5 ATLANTIC AVENUE & LOGAN STREET 425 161 0 908
6 BRUCKNER BOULEVARD & HUNTS POINT AVENUE 429 148 1 883
7 FLATBUSH AVENUE & TILLARY STREET 539 103 1 858
8 ROCKAWAY BOULEVARD & FARMERS BOULEVARD 371 157 1 852
9 ATLANTIC AVENUE & EASTERN PARKWAY 333 130 0 723
10 QUEENS BOULEVARD & SKILLMAN AVENUE 330 108 1 664
11 WOODHAVEN BOULEVARD & UNION TURNPIKE 309 113 1 658
12 LINDEN BOULEVARD & PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE 277 127 0 658
13 EASTERN PARKWAY & HOWARD AVENUE 273 128 0 657
14 WOODHAVEN BOULEVARD & 101 AVENUE 281 122 0 647
15 ATLANTIC AVENUE & ROCKAWAY AVENUE 260 110 3 620
16 FLATBUSH AVENUE & AVENUE U 324 85 3 609
17 ATLANTIC AVENUE & GEORGIA AVENUE 259 113 1 608
18 QUEENS BOULEVARD & WOODHAVEN BOULEVARD 428 59 0 605
19 FLATBUSH AVENUE & EMPIRE BOULEVARD 243 119 0 600
20 FLATBUSH AVENUE & MYRTLE AVENUE 297 94 1 589
21 ATLANTIC AVENUE & PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE 341 80 0 581
22 FLATBUSH AVENUE & AVENUE H 244 105 0 559
23 ATLANTIC AVENUE & VANWYCK EXPRESSWAY 304 83 0 553
24 FLATBUSH AVENUE & SHORE PARKWAY 277 91 0 550
25 EASTERN PARKWAY & BUFFALO AVENUE 237 103 0 559

New York City’s 8 Most Dangerous Expressways & Parkways

No. NYC Expressway Car Accidents Injuries Deaths Score
1 BROOKLYN QUEENS EXPRESSWAY 10,545 3364 13 20,767
2 LONG ISLAND EXPRESSWAY 9811 3337 12 19,942
3 GRAND CENTRAL PARKWAY 8715 3519 22 19,492
4 MAJOR DEEGAN EXPRESSWAY 6807 2877 15 15,588
5 CROSS BRONX EXPRESSWAY 6674 2107 14 13,135
6 BRUCKNER EXPRESSWAY 4075 1707 10 9296
7 HORACE HARDING EXPRESSWAY 4012 746 3 6280
8 CROSS ISLAND PARKWAY 5823 22 10 5989

New York City’s 25 Most Dangerous Streets

No. NYC Street Car Accidents Injuries Deaths Score
1 ATLANTIC AVENUE 2926 1009 5 6003
2 FLATBUSH AVENUE 3081 858 7 5725
3 ROCKAWAY BOULEVARD 2208 1056 6 5476
4 BRUCKNER BOULEVARD 2977 805 7 5462
5 WOODHAVEN BOULEVARD 2296 739 6 4573
6 EASTERN PARKWAY 1998 848 0 4542
7 QUEENS BOULEVARD 2554 530 4 4184
8 LINDEN BOULEVARD 1635 783 5 4034
9 NORTHERN BOULEVARD 2239 532 7 3905
10 HYLAN BOULEVARD 1381 486 2 2859
11 EAST 36 STREET 1636 338 2 2670
12 JAMAICA AVENUE 1165 442 2 2511
13 10th AVENUE 1779 168 0 2283
14 HILLSIDE AVENUE 1124 377 0 2255
15 BROADWAY 1210 325 5 2235
16 2nd AVENUE 1442 208 0 2066
17 NOSTRAND AVENUE 846 315 0 1791
18 BEDFORD AVENUE 821 309 0 1748
19 METROPOLITAN AVENUE 913 232 0 1609
20 PARK AVENUE 829 218 0 1483
21 1st AVENUE 799 218 0 1453
22 7th AVENUE 1002 112 0 1338
23 8th AVENUE 963 97 0 1254
24 5th AVENUE 560 80 1 1254
25 FDR DRIVE 309 74 0 531

Driver Safety Tips

Here are some driver safety tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road.

  1. Buckle up
  2. Observe the speed limits
  3. Do not drink and drive
  4. Be well rested and alert and give your full attention to the road
  5. Do not text and drive or use your phone at any time
  6. Use caution in work zones
  7. Be respectful of other motorists and follow the rules of the road
  8. Clean your vehicle’s lights and windows to help you see, especially at night
  9. Turn your headlights on as dusk approaches, or during inclement weather
  10. Do not let your vehicle’s gas tank get too low
  11. If you have car trouble, pull off to the side of the highway as far as possible

Many of the accidents that occur on our roads and highways are preventable which is why it’s important to keep the safety tips listed above top of mind. A car crash can result in serious injury or death, thousands of dollars in medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages.

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of an automobile, motorcycle, or commercial truck accident it is important to protect your right to make a claim for the injuries that occurred. Call the law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, The Heavy Hitters at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-529-1010).

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