Accidents in Ottawa
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Listen up Ottawa drivers! Did you know that more than 15,000 auto accidents occurred in Ottawa in 2011? This is more Ottawa accidents than last year; however, fewer people died and fewer people suffered personal injuries.
The most common intersection in Ottawa for accidents is Riverside Drive and Hunt Club Road. This busy Ottawa intersection had 53 crashes in 2011, compared to 2010, when it also ranked first in accidents, with 43 accidents reported.
The second most common Ottawa accident intersection was Belfast Road and St. Laurent Boulevard. There were 32 accidents in 2011.
The intersection of Baseline Road and Woodroffe was also a common accident location with 31 accidents reported.
Ottawa accidents in 2011
The following intersections also reported a high number of Ottawa accidents in 2011:
Catherine Street and Kent Street- 30 Ottawa accidents
Walkley Road and Hawthorne and Russell roads- 30 Ottawa accidents
Prince of Wales Drive and West Hunt Club Road -30 Ottawa accidents
Blair Road and Blair Road Ramp 36 -29 Ottawa accidents
Clyde Avenue and Merivale Road- 29 Ottawa accidents
Industrial Avenue and St. Laurent Boulevard -29 Ottawa accidents
Baseline Road and Greenbank Road -28 Ottawa accidents
Beechwood Avenue and Crichton Street – 28 Ottawa accidents
Thankfully, none of these Ottawa accidents resulted in death.
The city of Ottawa recorded 15,295 collisions in 2011, up from 14,953 in 2010. The number of registered vehicles and licensed drivers on Ottawa’s roads also increased in 2011.
The city of Ottawa also reported that 25 people died in Ottawa accidents: 9 drivers, 7 passengers, 1 motorcyclist, 1 cyclist and 7 pedestrians. The number of fatal accidents in Ottawa lowered from 2010 when 38 deaths occurred in Ottawa accidents and is the lowest number of fatalities in 6 years.
The number of reported people suffering personal injuries in Ottawa accidents lowered from 3,822 in 2010 to 3,690 in 2011, including 2,152 drivers, 814 passengers, 339 pedestrians, 130 motorcycle drivers, 13 motorcycle passengers, and 242 cyclists.
The city of Ottawa is also looking at road safety initiatives and assessing different types of situations when Ottawa accidents happen and where personal injuries result, to improve safety for everyone in Ottawa.