WNYC Project Documents the Stories of All 265 NYC Traffic Related Deaths in 2014

265 people died last year in traffic crashes in New York City.
265 people died last year in traffic crashes in New York City.
Photo: WNYC

Despite 2014 being the safest yet with regards to traffic-related deaths, 265 men, women and children lost their lives in the City. To help ensure these deaths are not overlooked or ignored, local multi-media news station WNYC recently created an interactive website where the stories of all 265 people are memorialized.

[...] it became clear that we, as a news organization, also had to do more. Over 250 people a year die in traffic crashes in New York City, and most of these deaths go unacknowledged. We could start to chronicle those deaths, to explain who was dying and why, and in the process, we hoped, give our listeners and readers a greater understanding of what steps could be taken to prevent so many tragic — and often needless — deaths.

The work-in-progress project is titled Mean Streets 2014: Who We Lost, How They Lived

We couldn't gather all the information we wanted about all of those who died -- it was too overwhelming a task. If you can add any information or photos to our project, please email us at transponation@gmail.com

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