Ocean Parkway Named Most Dangerous Street for Pedestrians in Brooklyn

Look! on Ocean Parkway, by Antonio M Rosario

Ocean Parkway gets the title of most dangerous road in Brooklyn once again, according to a report released by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. Their data looks at pedestrian fatalities over three years, and finds that two people were killed each year from 2009-2011, for a total of six deaths on that road. A total of 132 pedestrians were killed on Brooklyn streets over that three-year period.

According to their map, three of the Ocean Parkway deaths occurred in our area: a 51-year-old man was killed on June 7, 2011 at Beverley Road; a 68-year-old man was killed on July 15, 2009 near Ditmas Ave; and a 27-year-old woman was killed on November 2, 2010 at 18th Avenue.

Ocean Pkwy was number one in this list last year as well. There have been two pedestrian deaths per year on the road going back to 2008; in 2007, there were three pedestrians killed.

Photo by Antonio M. Rosario