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Westchester Pedestrian Fatalities Touch All Corners Of County, Study Finds

A three-year study by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign found there were 25 accidents in which pedestrians were killed in Westchester County. This map shows where they occurred. Photo Credit: Tri-State Transportation Campaign
State Route 9A at Route 117 in Mount Pleasant. A new survey reported that Route 9A was the most dangerous road for pedestrians to cross. Three of Westchester County's 25 pedestrian fatalities in 2012-2014 were on different stretches of Route 9A. Photo Credit: Jon Craig

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A tristate study of pedestrian accidents found fatalities occurred in all parts of Westchester County. 

Route 9A was rated "a dangerous road" because three of Westchester's pedestrian fatalities were on different stretches of 9A (also known as Albany Post Road and Saw Mill River Road) in Cortlandt, Briarcliff and Mount Pleasant, according to a three-year survey of federal traffic statistics released last week.

Pedestrian fatality totals were much lower in Putnam and Dutchess counties, and much higher in New York City and Long Island, according to the study by a non-profit advocacy group.

Other pedestrians were killed in Westchester County accidents along Route 9, Route 22, Route 119, Route 172, U.S. Route 1 and Interstates 287 and 684, according to the study, which included more details on this map.

Among other Tri-State Transportation Campaign's findings for 2012 through 2014:

  • Seven of Westchester's 25 pedestrian deaths occurred in different parts of the City of Yonkers.
  • Six of Westchester's 25 fatal accidents involved pedestrians who were at least 60 years old; three of those killed were in their 80s.
  • Putnam County only had two pedestrian fatalities in three years.
  • Dutchess had seven pedestiran fatalities, all in different parts of the county.
  • Rockland County had 11 fatalities, also distributed countywide.

Predictably, pedestrians are more likely to get killed crossing busy streets in New York City or Long Island, according to the survey.

During the three-year period, TSTC reported there were 132 pedestrian fatalities in Queens, 129 in Brooklyn, 116 in Suffolk County, 94 in Nassau County, 91 in Manhattan and 70 in the Bronx.

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