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Top 10 crash intersections in Metro Vancouver

By Kenneth Chan | 2:39 pm PST, Mon June 23, 2014 | 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.

 

Featured Image: Car crash via Shutterstock

Speak Up

  • Shitter

    So the first 7 are pretty much all merging lanes. Good to know those who do crash, can’t check side/rear view mirrors and/or shoulder check.

  • Cass

    It’s actually the South bound exit from #1 to Willingdon. The lane change to the left runs over the merge lane for people leaving the number 1. That intersection has been on this chart for the last 15 years or so

  • Cass

    sorry the right turn lane meets the merge lane (not the left)

  • Tone

    Much better reporting than Global!

  • Eduardo Cantú

    Interesting to see that there are not any intersections in Richmond here… Maybe they don’t drive that bad after all?

  • Cindy

    that is because its just BS racist stereotypes that white folks like to express to help themselves feel better about their miserable lives as compared to the asians who ride fancy rides.

  • Dee

    I beg to differ. I’m Asian and even i find Richmond driving terrible.

  • Dee

    Most of these hot spots are highway ramps. It’s mainly idiots who don’t know how to merge or shoulder check. Also, Richmond drivers run into random things, create their own parking spots, or get stuck trying to climb medians. Those aren’t intersections.

  • Reality

    Is that Cindy who looks down on poor people? The one who trolls most threads regarding money in Vancouver?

    I knew you were Asian!!! Haha! Totally called it that you were some spoiled rich asian girl who probably hasnt worked a day in her life

    Sorry, carry on people. I just needed to call out our super rich intelligent friend!

  • Chris L

    So more cars + less accidents = higher premiums?

  • Colleen

    In the last year, the traffic pattern at Willingdon’s ramps has changed several times, so that it’s been very hard to figure out how to get where you’re going. For a while you had to cross 3 lanes in 100 metres to get onto the westbound freeway. And Brunette has changed a lot too. Let’s see what happens when they leave the pattern stable for a while. Maybe there would be less accidents if it wasn’t different every day!

  • Gord

    People don’t know how to alternate

  • mike

    everyone knows the higher premiums are ICBC’s pathetic excuse for bringing in record profits
    we badly need a strong competitor to ICBC to see any rates drop

  • AssHat900

    Surrey wins again.

  • Manly man boy child man

    / hot!

  • Greg

    All the regulars know Cindy is Asian. She makes that pretty clear with her racist posts towards white people (ad nauseum). Best to not read anything she writes.

  • Thanh

    Cindy, kindly get out of Canada with your racism against white people. Have respect, or I’ll find you.

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