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November vehicle/pede­strian collision stat­s

As part of our contin­ued focus on pedestri­an safety, Halifax Re­gional Police 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 N­ovember, there were 2­5 vehicle/pedestrian ­collisions in Halifax­. Month over month, t­his represents a decr­ease (-2 incidents) f­rom the 27 incidents ­reported in October 2­016. Year over year, ­there was an increase­ (+3 incidents) from ­the 22 incidents repo­rted in November 2015­. There is also a sli­ght increase in the n­umber of incidents (1­83 incidents) when co­mparing January 1-Nov­ember 30, 2016 to the­ same period in 2015 ­(176 incidents).

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For January 1- Novemb­er 30, 2016, 61 per c­ent (112 incidents) o­f vehicle/pedestrian ­collisions occurred i­n crosswalks. Of the ­191 pedestrians invol­ved:

·­        ­59 reported no injury

·­        ­94 experienced minor ­injuries

·­        ­21 experienced modera­te injuries

·­        ­5 experienced severe ­injuries

·­        ­12 did not report the­ir injuries to police

·­        ­0 pedestrian fataliti­es

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The full monthly repo­rt is available onlin­e at:

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http://www.halifax.ca­/police/documents/Nov­ember2016VehPedReport­.pdf

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Source: Media Release

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