More New Yorkers died in crashes in 2021 than in any other year of the former-Mayor Bill de Blasio administration, data collected by street safety advocates reveal.

A record 273 people were killed on the streets of the Big Apple last year, according to the groups Transportation Alternatives and Families for Safe Streets, marking a morbid ending to de Blasio’s signature Vision Zero initiative he launched at the start of his mayoralty to reduce road fatalities to zero.

“We cannot let another year go by with traffic violence killing a record number of New Yorkers,” said Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Danny Harris in a statement Wednesday. “Our leaders must use every tool available to address this preventable public health crisis.”

The scene of the crash in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, that killed a 3-month old baby and left her mother in serious condition on Sept. 11. Sign up for our amNY Sports email newsletter to get insights and game coverage for your favorite teams

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