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Brooklyn tops city in street fatalities

Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue is the most

Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue is the most dangerous intersection in Brooklyn. Photo Credit: Google Maps

Brooklyn is the deadliest borough for pedestrians with 130 traffic deaths over three years, according to an analysis from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

The report showed that Brooklyn fatalities accounted for 29% of the 453 traffic fatalities in the city between 2011 and 2013, according to the report, which uses federal data.

Queens, meanwhile, saw 127 fatalities on its roads, with Woodhaven Boulevard as the site of the most deaths, nine, over the three-year period. The worst year was 2013, which had 55 deaths. There were 83 deaths in the Bronx and 18 in Staten Island.

The city Department of Transportation last month detailed spots in each borough with the most traffic deaths and injuries to get priority attention from the DOT under Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero street safety initiative.


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