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 August, there were 12 vehicle/pedestrian collisions in Halifax. Month over month, this represents a decrease (-4 incidents) from the 16 incidents reported in July 2016. Year over year, there was a decrease (-3 incidents) from the 15 incidents reported in August 2015. There is also a slight increase in the number of incidents (113 incidents) when comparing the period January 1-August 31, 2016 to the same period in 2015 (108 incidents).
For the period January 1-August 31, 2016, 57 per cent (65 incidents) of vehicle/pedestrian collisions occurred in crosswalks. Of the 117 pedestrians involved:
- 34 reported no injury
- 56 experienced minor injuries
- 16 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: