Halifax Regional Police (HRP) and Halifax District RCMP release a monthly vehicle/pedestrian collision report to provide police and citizens with more contextual information on this issue.
During the month of April, there were 13 vehicle/pedestrian collisions in Halifax. Month over month, this represents a decrease (-8 incidents) from the 21 incidents reported in March 2017 (this was previously reported as 20 incidents but one additional incident was recorded that wasn’t previously coded as a vehicle/pedestrian collision). Year over year, the number of incidents is unchanged (13 incidents were reported in April 2016).
For January 1- April 30, 2017, there have been 74 reported incidents of vehicle/pedestrian collisions, involving 76 pedestrian victims. Of the incidents, 69 per cent (51 incidents) occurred in crosswalks. Of the 76 pedestrians involved:
- 24 reported no injury
- 35 experienced minor injuries
- 6 experienced moderate injuries
- 11 did not report their injuries to police
The full monthly report, which includes a summary of the vehicle pedestrian collisions, location by HRP division and RCMP area, pedestrian and driver characteristics, and the summary offence tickets issued, is available online at: http://www.halifax.ca/police/documents/April2017VehPedReport.pdf
Source: Media Release