Driver inattention, failure to yield the right of way, backing unsafely, loss of consciousness, improper turning, and driver inexperience are some of the leading causes of road accidents in the Bronx.
In the Bronx, car accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. Driver inattention/distraction, failure to yield the right of way, backing unsafely, loss of consciousness, improper turning, driver inexperience, and weather conditions are the leading causes of road accidents in the Bronx.
From 2014 to 2015, the Bronx accounted for 14.1% of all accidents in New York City, with a total of 31,372 accidents. Almost one-third of all reported car accidents resulted in some kind of injury to a passenger.
Bruckner Blvd. and Hunts Point Avenue, Bruckner Blvd. and East 138th Street, East 233rd Street and White Plains Road, Eastchester Road and Waters Place, and Bainbridge Avenue and East Gun Hill Road are the Bronx intersections with the most collisions. Major Deegan Expressway, Cross Bronx Expressway, Bruckner Expressway, Bronx River Parkway, and Hutchinson River Parkway are the Bronx’s busiest highways, bridges, and tunnels.
In one year alone, there were nearly 5,000 expressway accidents. Almost 500 people were injured in major street accidents and 168 on highways or bridges, with the Major Deegan Expressway seeing the most accidents in the Bronx, with 108.
Contact a Manhattan auto injury lawyer as soon as possible so that an investigation can be launched before witnesses forget their testimony and evidence is lost. For a free online consultation, please visit https://hermannyc.com/free-case-consultation. You can also reach us by phone at 718-590-5616 for our Bronx location and 212-966-1928 for our Manhattan location.