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Top 10 crash intersections in Metro Vancouver

By Kenneth Chan | 3 months ago | Speak Up

ICBC released its latest statistics about crashes, injured and fatal victims, auto crimes, and driver populations.

Here are the top 10 crash intersections in Metro Vancouver:

1. Willingdon Avenue ramps for Trans-Canada Highway

Municipality: Burnaby
Number of crashes in 2013: 350

2. Brunette Avenue ramps for Trans-Canada Highway

Municipality: Coquitlam & New Westminster
Number of crashes in 2013: 340

3. Gaglardi Way ramps for Trans-Canada Highway

Municipality: Burnaby
Number of crashes in 2013: 250

4. Southeast Marine Drive and Knight Street

Municipality: Vancouver
Number of crashes in 2013: 230

5. 264 Street and 56 Avenue ramps for Trans-Canada Highway

Municipality: Langley
Number of crashes in 2013: 220

6. Kensington Avenue ramps for Trans-Canada Highway

Municipality: Burnaby
Number of crashes in 2013: 210

7. 232 Street and 72 Avenue ramps for Trans-Canada Highway

Municipality: Langley
Number of crashes in 2013: 190

8. 88 Avenue and King George Boulevard

Municipality: Surrey
Number of crashes in 2013: 180

9. 128 Street and King George Boulevard

Municipality: Surrey
Number of crashes in 2013: 170

10. 72 Avenue and King George Boulevard

Municipality: Surrey
Number of crashes in 2013: 160

Other statistical highlights:

  • The number of fatal crashes reported by police in B.C. has steadily declined year after year from 323 in 2008 to 251 in in 2012.
  • Men are overwhelmingly more likely to be the victim in a fatal vehicle crash. In 2012, for instance, 121 male drivers were killed whereas a lower number of 24 females perished.
  • Since 2008, those 46 to 55 years of age accounted for the group with the highest number of fatal victims.
  • Approximately 10,000 vehicle crashes annually involved at least one animal.
  • Each year, about 1,000 vehicle crashes involved at least one cyclist.
  • There were 49,000 hit and run incidents in 2013, including 34,000 within the Lower Mainland.
  • In 2013 across the province, there were 2,200 crashes with at least one pedestrian was involved. 1,600 of these incidents were within the Lower Mainland, with the five-year average sustained at 1,600.
  • The number of fatal victims identified as not wearing a restraint has fallen from 85 in 2008 to 46 in 2012
  • In 2012, speed played as a contributing factor for 32 per cent of crashes. This was followed by distraction at 30 per cent and impaired driving at 22 per cent.
  • The number of of fatal victims where impairment by alcohol, drugs or medication has steadily fallen province-wide from 112 in 2008 to 56 in 2012.
  • Auto crime is on the decline in B.C. Within the Lower Mainland from 2008 to 2013: stolen vehicles fell from 8,300 to 4,700; vehicle break-ins dropped from 16,000 to 10,000; and vandalism of vehicles also saw a decline from 14,000 to 11,000.
  • There was a significant increase of 49,000 registered vehicles in B.C. between 2012 and 2013. In contrast, the year-to-year growth for the period between 2008 and 2011 was about 35,000.

 

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