As part of our continued focus on pedestrian safety, Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP have committed to releasing 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 slight increase (+3 incidents) from the 10 incidents reported in March 2016. Year over year, there was a slight decrease (-2 incidents) from the 15 incidents reported in April 2015. There is also a slight decrease in the number of incidents (62 incidents) when comparing the period January 1-April 30, 2016 to the same period in 2015 (65 incidents).
For the period January 1-April 30, 2016, 55 per cent (34 incidents) of vehicle/pedestrian collisions occurred in crosswalks. Of the 63 pedestrians involved:
· 8 reported no injury
· 33 experienced minor injuries
· 11 experienced moderate injuries
· 2 experienced severe injuries
· 9 did not report their injuries to police
The full monthly report is available online at:
Source: Media Release