In response to the spike in vehicle/pedestrian collisions this month, Halifax Regional Police closely examined each incident from 2013 to provide police and citizens with more contextual information about these collisions.
Crime analysts were assigned to examine all vehicle/pedestrian collisions for 2013 that occurred in HRP jurisdiction, as well as incidents that occur on a go-forward basis. The analysts looked for various factors: time of day; whether the driver was turning right or left or going straight; the age and gender of the driver and pedestrian; weather conditions; ticket information; etc. View the analysts’ findings.
Police will continue to release all incidents involving a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. This will include those incidents that occur in marked and unmarked crosswalks, in the roadway but not in a crosswalk and in parking lots.