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 February, there were 16 vehicle/pedestrian collisions in Halifax. Month over month, this represents a decrease (-6 incidents) from the 22 incidents reported in January 2017 (this was previously reported as 21 incidents but one additional incident was recorded that wasn’t previously coded as a vehicle/pedestrian collision). Year over year, there was a slight decrease (-1 incident) from the 17 incidents reported in February 2016.
For January 1- February 28, 2017, 66 per cent (25 incidents) of vehicle/pedestrian collisions occurred in crosswalks. Of the 39 pedestrians involved:
· 10 reported no injury
· 14 experienced minor injuries
· 5 experienced moderate injuries
· 10 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/AmendedFebruary2017VehPedReport.pdf
Source: Media Release