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Halifax Regional Police, RCMP Release May 2015’s Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision Stats

As part of their 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 May, there were 7 vehicle/pedestrian collisions in Halifax; they all took place in HRP’s jurisdiction. Year over year, this represents a decrease from the 11 incidents reported in May of 2014. For the first quarter of 2015, pedestrian/vehicle collisions decreased 23% year over year.

59% (37 in total) of vehicle/pedestrian collisions reported between January 1st and May 31st of 2015 occurred in crosswalks, compared to 65 per cent (61 in total) in 2014. Of the 72 pedestrians involved:

  • 24 reported no injury
  • 36 experienced minor injuries
  • 9 experienced moderate injuries
  • 2 passed away as a result of the collision
  • 1 did not report their injuries to police

The full monthly report is available online at:

 

http://www.halifax.ca/police/documents/May2015-VehPedReport.pdf

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