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175 pedestrians struck throughout HRM in 2019

Statistics released by Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP Tuesday show four of those incidents resulted in fatalities
2019-car pedestrian collisions
(Graphic courtesy of Halifax Regional Police/Halifax District RCMP)

A total of 175 pedestrians were stuck in 168 collisions throughout HRM in 2019.

Statistics released by Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP Tuesday show four of those incidents resulted in fatalities.

Seven others had major injuries, 39 had moderate injuries, 64 of the injuries were described as minor and 59 were unhurt. The condition of the remaining 2 is listed as unknown.

In 53 of the incidents, the driver was ticketed. The pedestrian was ticketed in 10 and no ticket was issued in 105 of the incidents.

There were far more vehicle/pedestrian collisions in the colder, darker months. December tops the list with 25, followed by 24 in February, 20 in November and 19 in January.

There were fewer than 10 in each of June, July, August and September.

Sixty-two per cent of the collisions took place in crosswalks.

In 48 per cent of the incidents, the vehicle was travelling straight, 28 per cent of the vehicles were turning left, while 15 per cent were turning right. The other 9 per cent is listed as "other" with police providing the example of backing up.

Males accounted for 74, or 60 per cent, of the drivers involved in vehicle/pedestrian collisions in 2019.

The peak time for collisions was 3 p.m., while the peak day was Tuesday.

The majority, 80, took place during the daylight hours on a clear day.

Another 72 collisions in 2019 involved a bicycle or a scooter.

The full report can be found online.


Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana & lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the community editor for HalifaxToday.ca.
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