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October vehicle/pedestrian collision statistics

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.

A total of 216 vehicle/pedestrian/bicycle collisions have been reported from January to October 2018 in Halifax Regional Municipality. Of the total collisions, 57 involved a bicycle. The remaining 159 incidents were vehicle/pedestrian collisions, with 168 pedestrian victims. This represents an decrease of 11 incidents over the same time period in 2017.

Twenty-seven vehicle/pedestrian collisions were reported in October. Month over month, this represents an increase of seven incidents from the 20 incidents reported in September 2018. Year over year, there was an increase of two incidents from the 25 incidents reported in October 2017.

For January 1- October 31, 2018, 62.89% (100 incidents) of vehicle/pedestrian collisions occurred in crosswalks as compared with 67.05% (114 incidents) reported during this period in 2017.

Of the 168 pedestrians involved in reported collisions in 2018:

  • 2 were fatally injured
  • 4 experienced severe injuries
  • 10 experienced moderate injuries
  • 94 experienced minor injuries
  • 44 experienced no injuries
  • 14 did not report their injuries to police

Read the full report

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Source : Media Release

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