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MAP: Area Around Barclays Center Had 150 Car Crashes So Far This Year

By Nigel Chiwaya | July 14, 2015 7:26am

BROOKLYN — The deadly Monday morning car crash that killed a cyclist near the the Barclays Center is just the latest in a pattern of accidents around one of Brooklyn's most dangerous areas.

More than 150 car crashes occurred in the immediate area around the Barclays Center from Jan. 1-July 7, according to data from the NYPD's Motor Vehicle Collision database.


The two most dangerous intersections are Atlantic Avenue and 4th Avenue and Flatbush and Atlantic avenues — with 36 crashes each, data show.

Flatbush and 4th avenues, the site of Monday's crash, saw 23 accidents and 4 injuries, data show.

Despite the high number of crashes, no one was killed during the first six months of the year in the immediate vicinity, or in the entire 11217 ZIP code. The most recent traffic fatality in the area happened on Atlantic and Flatbush avenues in October 2014, according to city data.