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 156 vehicle/pedestrian/bicycle collisions have been reported from January to August 2018 in HRM. Of the total collisions, 44 involved a bicycle. The remaining 112 incidents were vehicle/pedestrian collisions, with 120 pedestrian victims. This represents an increase of 1 (0.89%) vehicle/pedestrian collision over the previous month. There is no change when compared to the same time period in 2017.
Twelve vehicle/pedestrian collisions were reported in August. Month over month, this represents an increase of one incident from the eleven incidents reported in July 2018. Year over year, there was no change of 12 incidents from the 12 incidents reported in July 2017.
For January 1- August 31, 2018, 61.61% (69 incidents) of vehicle/pedestrian collisions occurred in crosswalks as compared with 66.93% (85 incidents) reported during this period in 2017.
Of the 120 pedestrians involved in reported collisions in 2018:
- 2 were fatally injured
- 3 experienced severe injuries
- 8 experienced moderate injuries
- 67 experienced minor injuries
- 28 experienced no injuries
- 12 did not report their injuries to police
Read the full report