ICBC is warning pedestrians and motorists to be extra careful during the fall and winter months.
According to the provincial insurance company, pedestrian injuries nearly double this time of year. ICBC launched a month-long safety campaign that hopefully results in saving pedestrians and motorists from colliding.
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The spike in crashes during this period can be attributed to shorter days, poor visibility and terrible weather conditions. Rain, snow and fog can all be expected throughout the fall and winter months.
ICBC states that on average, 1,120 pedestrians are injured every year in B.C. from October to January. This is compared to 640 people injured between May and August.
Taking it a little further, ICBC adds that accidents involving pedestrians most often happen at intersections, from 3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
ICBC analyzed data between 2013 – 2017 to determine which Metro Vancouver intersections saw the most crashes.
Deadliest Metro Vancouver Intersections
#1 East Hastings Street & Main Street (Vancouver)
- 35 crashes
#2 – Lougheed Highway & North Road (Burnaby)
- 21 crashes
#3 (tied) – 104 Avenue & King George Boulevard (Surrey)
- 20 crashes
#3 (tied) – Kingsway & Victoria Drive (Vancouver)
- 20 crashes
#5 – 128 Street & 96 Avenue (Surrey)
- 19 crashes