Sunrise Highway Among Deadliest Roads for Pedestrians

In the past three years, eight people have died while walking Route 27, according to new study.

The number of pedestrians killed on Suffolk County roadways rose 62 percent between 2009 and 2011, according to a study released by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Route 110 and Route 27 (which includes Sunrise Highway and Montauk Highway) were the second and third deadliest roads for pedestrians over the three year period, according to the study. 

Nine people were struck and killed on Route 110 from 2009-11. Eight pedestrians (not including four others who were struck on a portion of the road where pedestrians are not permitted) were killed on Route 27 in that same time frame. 

The deadliest road for pedestrians in the county, according to the study, is Route 25 (Middle Country Road, Jericho Turnpike and Main Road), where 11 pedestrians were killed from 2009-11. 

Overall, 110 pedestrians were killed on Suffolk County roads in those three years, according to the report. There were 47 such deaths in 2011, up from 34 in 2010 and 29 in 2009. 

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing car dependency, used data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System to complete the study. 

Locally, Route 231 did not make the list of deadliest roads. Which road in West Islip do you think is the most dangerous?

See the pdf to the right to view the full report. 


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