1. New York
Fatal car accidents in metro area: 344
City-by-city breakdown: Bronx, 50; Brooklyn, 84; Edison, 8; Jersey City, 4; Manhattan, 45; Mount Vernon, 3; New Rochelle, 3; Newark, 24; Paterson, 5; Queens, 91; Staten Island, 11; Union, 3; Woodbridge Township, 3; Yonkers, 7
While the per-capita accident rate seems, as with LA, kinda low for NY, it's very interesting that one of the least car-dependent cities in the US should have so many severe collisions. Makes us wonder how many of these were taxi related.
*The cities included mostly follow the Office of Management and Budget guidelines, though suburbs of significant size and relatively new growth were included, to account for the dated nature of the OMB's 2010 census data. Some large suburbs were not listed; this represents zero fatal accidents recorded by the NHTSA. The most recent NHTSA data is reflected here, which covers the 2013 calendar year.
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Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor, and can be found on Twitter. He's somehow alive despite learning how to drive on the deadly streets of Dallas.