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 October, there were 27 vehicle/pedestrian collisions in Halifax. Month over month, this represents an increase (+9 incidents) from the 18 incidents reported in September 2016. Year over year, there was an increase (+3 incidents) from the 24 incidents reported in October 2015. There is also a slight increase in the number of incidents (158 incidents) when comparing January 1-October 31, 2016 to the same period in 2015 (154 incidents).
For January 1- October 31, 2016, 59 per cent (94 incidents) of vehicle/pedestrian collisions occurred in crosswalks. Of the 165 pedestrians involved:
· 51 reported no injury
· 79 experienced minor injuries
· 19 experienced moderate injuries
· 4 experienced severe injuries
· 12 did not report their injuries to police
· 0 pedestrian fatalities
The full monthly report is available online at:
- Source: Media Release