Correction: The December vehicle/pedestrian collision statistics released on January 23, 2019 did not include the motor vehicle/pedestrian fatality that occurred on December 14, 2018. There were four pedestrians fatally injured and not three. The report has been corrected as attached.
December 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 283 vehicle/pedestrian/bicycle collisions have been reported from January to December 2018 in Halifax Regional Municipality. Of the total collisions, 65 involved a bicycle. The remaining 218 incidents were vehicle/pedestrian collisions, with 230 pedestrian victims. This represents an increase of two incidents over the same time period in December 2017.
There were 27 vehicle/pedestrian collisions reported in December 2018. Month over month, this represents a decrease of five incidents from the 32 incidents reported in November 2018. Year over year, there was a decrease of two incidents from the 25 incidents reported in 2017.
From January 1 to December 31, 2018, 65.14% (142 incidents) of vehicle/pedestrian collisions occurred in crosswalks as compared to 67.58% (148 incidents) reported during this period in 2017.
Of the 230 pedestrians involved in reported collisions in 2018:
- 4 were fatally injured
- 9 experienced severe injuries
- 27 experienced moderate injuries
- 114 experienced minor injuries
- 61 experienced no injuries
- 15 did not report their injuries to police
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