Statewide Fatal Crashes In MA, July 2022

Statewide Fatal Crashes In MA, July 2022

Each month, we post about the fatal crashes in Massachusetts from the previous month, and share any trends that we see. For the full list of monthly posts, head here. Earlier this year, we released a year in review for 2021 to highlight common issues.

Last month, we took a look at five fatal crashes listed in the MassDOT Crash Portal in June. In this post, we’ll look at crashes in MA in July 2022. The information in the chart below is compiled from news reports, and was checked against the MassDOT Crash Portal Dashboard “Fatal Crash Information.” Any Google Street View images included below use the address listed in the crash portal.

  • Of the 36 fatal crashes in Massachusetts in July in the MassDOT Crash portal, none were identified as people walking.
  • The data portal includes fatal crash data dating back to 2015. July 2022 is the only month without a fatal pedestrian crash listed. This information is still preliminary, and could be adjusted.
  • There are only six months between 2015-2022 that are listed with less than three fatal pedestrian crashes:
    • January 2020 – 2
    • February 2020 – 1
    • May 2020 – 2
    • October 2020 – 1
    • June 2017 – 2
    • July 2016 – 2
  • Despite a blank for the month of July, the 2022 pedestrian Year to Date number is still discouraging; this is the first time since at least 2015 where Massachusetts has had at least 50 pedestrian fatal crashes through the end of July.


If you have an update about a community member who was killed in one of these crashes, please contact Brendan so we can update our 2022 list. WalkBoston has maintained a list each year since 2016, pulling the information from news reports, social media, and from people like you that share the information with us.

Yearly trackers:  |  ||||| 2022

Report: Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in MA (2021)

Reminder about the data from the MassDOT portal

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