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December vehicle/pedestrian collision stats

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 December, there were 25 vehicle/pedestrian collisions in Halifax. Month over month, this represents an increase (+1 incidents) from the 24 incidents reported in November 2017. Year over year, there was an increase of two incidents from the 23 incidents reported in December 2016. There is also an increase in the number of incidents (219 incidents) when comparing January 1-December 31, 2017 to the same period in 2016 (206 incidents).

For January 1- December 31, 2017, 68 per cent (148 incidents) of vehicle/pedestrian collisions occurred in crosswalks. Of the 225 pedestrians involved:

· 65 reported no injury

· 114 experienced minor injuries

· 27 experienced moderate injuries

· 2 experienced severe injuries

· 17 did not report their injuries to police

· 0 pedestrian fatalities

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:

https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default/files/documents/fire-police/police/Dec%202017%20VehPed%20Report.pdf

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Source: Media Release

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