ICBC has released a list of 2013’s top 10 crash intersections in the Lower Mainland, reports the Vancouver Sun. The findings are worth repeating.
Burnaby’s Willingdon Avenue on- and off-ramps had the highest crash count at 350 accidents in the year. Six out of the ten most dangerous sites included the Trans-Canada Highway, highlighting the need to take extra care while merging onto Highway 1.
The only crash site in the city of Vancouver to make the list is the intersection at Knight Street and SE Marine Drive.
The ICBC report also notes that crashes resulting in an injury or fatality were at a five-year high in 2013 at 54,000, compared to an average of 52,000 for the period.
Regarding gender, five times as many male drivers died in crashes than female drivers – a larger spread than at any time in the past five years.
There were 11 cyclist fatalities and 65 pedestrian fatalities in 2012, both numbers higher than the five year average.