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 November, there were 22 vehicle/pedestrian collisions in Halifax. This represents a decrease from the 39 incidents reported in November 2014. For the first eleven months of 2015, vehicle/pedestrian collisions have decreased 21 per cent (-47 incidents) compared to the same period in 2014.
Fifty-eight per cent (102 incidents) of vehicle/pedestrian collisions reported between January 1 and November 30, 2015 occurred in crosswalks compared to 60 per cent (135 incidents) for same period in 2014. Of the 183 pedestrians involved:
• 46 reported no injury• 97 experienced minor injuries• 25 experienced moderate injuries• 3 experienced severe injuries• 3 passed away as a result of the collision• 9 did not report their injuries to police
Note: A fatal collision that occurred on August 27, 2015 was not included in the August, September or October reports. The data in the November report released today has been revised to include this collision.
The full monthly report is available online at: http://www.halifax.ca/police/documents/November2015_Veh_Ped_Report.pdf