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New York City is known for its traffic and dangerous roads.

In fact, according to the New York City Police Department, there were 7,773 motor vehicle accidents in January 2022 alone.

Notably, many of these accidents occur at the same intersections.

Read on to learn more about the most dangerous street in NYC.

Dangerous Streets in New York City

The NYPD keeps track of all car accidents in the city, including where they occur.

Based on the most recent six months of data from August 2021 through January 2022, the following are contenders for the most dangerous street in New York City.


2nd Avenue and East 125th Street: 21 accidents, resulting in 16 injuries. 

9th Avenue and West 207th Street: 19 accidents, resulting in 15 injuries.

3rd Avenue and East 42nd Street: 11 accidents, resulting in 8 injuries.


Atlantic Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue: 31 accidents, resulting in 17 injuries.

Buffalo Avenue and Eastern Parkway: 23 accidents, resulting in 10 injuries.

Jamaica Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue: 20 accidents, resulting in 13 injuries.

Flatlands Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue: 17 accidents, resulting in 16 injuries.


Brookville Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard: 29 accidents, resulting in 13 injuries and one death.

Cross Island Parkway and Hempstead Avenue: 19 accidents, resulting in 18 injuries.

Guy R. Brewer Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard: 17 accidents, resulting in 22 injuries.

North Conduit Avenue and Rockaway Boulevard: 11 accidents, resulting in 18 injuries.

Staten Island

Hylan Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue: 9 accidents, resulting in 6 injuries.

Forest Hill Road and Richmond Avenue: 9 accidents, resulting in 4 injuries.

Victory Boulevard and Woodstock Avenue: 7 accidents, resulting in 6 injuries.


Major Deegan Expressway and West Fordham Road: 38 accidents, resulting in 21 injuries.

Bruckner Boulevard and Tiffany Street: 28 accidents, resulting in 18 injuries.

Eastchester Road and Pelham Parkway: 16 accidents, resulting in 11 injuries.

3rd Avenue and East 163 Street: 12 accidents, resulting in 12 injuries.

What Makes NYC Roads Dangerous?

While an accident can happen on any road, certain New York City roads are more dangerous than others.

A few of the factors that can make a road dangerous include:

  • Traffic lights or signals obscured by signs or foliage;
  • Poorly designed roads providing motorists with limited visibility;
  • The lack of crosswalks or bike lanes;
  • Poorly maintained roads;
  • High volumes of traffic;
  • Complex merging situations; and
  • Faded lane markings.

Of course, despite a road’s dangerousness, most drivers are able to avoid an accident.

However, when drivers are distracted, impaired, or drive aggressively, the chances of a New York City car accident increase dramatically.  

Those injured in a car accident may be entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault party.

A New York personal injury lawyer can help accident victims understand their rights and effectively pursue a claim.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Respected Long Island Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Offices of Theodore Naima

If you suffered injuries in a New York car accident, the Law Offices of Theodore Naima is here to help.

Theodore “Ted” Naima has 25 years of experience aggressively pursuing compensation on behalf of injured motorists.

From the moment you bring Ted on to your case, he will handle every aspect of your case so you can focus on your recovery.

To schedule a free consultation with the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima, call 516-280-7311 today. You can also connect with us through our online contact form.

The information provided on this page speaks in general terms. Of course, there are often exceptions that apply in certain situations. For a complete list of all exceptions please consult the Consolidated Laws of New York. Attorney Naima is also happy to answer any questions you have about your injuries or ability to pursue a claim against the responsible party.

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Theodore A. Naima

Theodore A. Naima is the founding partner of the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima, a Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Law Firm based in New York. In 2015, Ted was awarded the prestigious AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the company that has long been recognized as setting the gold standard for lawyer ratings, signifying the highest degree of peer recognition and professional excellence.

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