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June vehicle/pedestrian collision stats

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 June, there were 13 vehicle/pedestrian collisions in Halifax. Month over month, this represents a slight increase (+4 incidents) from the 9 incidents reported in May 2016. Year over year, there was a slight decrease (-2 incidents) from the 15 incidents reported in June 2015. There is also a slight decrease in the number of incidents (85 incidents) when comparing the period January 1-June 30, 2016 to the same period in 2015 (87 incidents).

For the period January 1-June 30, 2016, 55 per cent (47 incidents) of vehicle/pedestrian collisions occurred in crosswalks. Of the 88 pedestrians involved:

*        17 reported no injury

*        45 experienced minor injuries

*        15 experienced moderate injuries

*        3 experienced severe injuries

*        8 did not report their injuries to police

*        0 pedestrian fatalities

The full monthly report is available online at:

http://www.halifax.ca/police/documents/June2016VehPedReport.pdf

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Source: Media Release

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