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Ottawa Car Accidents - When and Where Accidents are Mostly Likely to Occur

Accidents happen every day across cities in Ontario, such as Ottawa, Kingston and Whitby. Many Ontario cities have programs dedicated to making roads safer for their drivers. Ottawa, for example, has the Safer Roads Ottawa Program which is committed to preventing or eliminating road deaths and serious injuries for residents of Ottawa. The program is a partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Public Works Department.

The program also releases annual collision reports of the City of Ottawa. The reports provide information such as when accidents are most likely to occur during the day, the age of drivers involved in the accidents, and top intersections where accidents happen.

2009-2013 Reportable Collisions by Time of Day

It makes sense that the highest number of reportable collisions in a given 24 hour period occur during morning and afternoon rush hour, with the most collisions happening between the hour of 4-5 pm (6,975 collisions), followed by 5-6 pm (6,617), 3-4 pm (6,294) and 8-9 am (5,006).

Hour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
8-8:59 am 1,062 955 1,026 942 1,021 5,006
9-9:59 am 767 697 840 744 848 3,896
10-10:59 am 665 615 696 618 674 3,268
11-11:59 am 800 706 751 792 764 3813
12-12:59 pm 939 900 918 922 1,004 4,683
1-1:59 pm 887 871 817 770 946 4,291
2-2:59 pm 972 1,000 955 926 953 4,806
3-3:59 pm 1,270 1,199 1,250 1,297 1,278 6,294
4-4:59 pm 1,454 1,350 1,406 1,375 1,390 6,975
5-5:59 pm 1,307 1,365 1,329 1,338 1,278 6,617

Intersection Accidents

Reports provided by the Safer Roads Ottawa Program list the top intersections in Ottawa where auto accidents are more likely to occur. Certain highways and roads in Ottawa are notorious for the high number of car and truck accidents that happen there.

As we discussed in other articles, intersection accidents are one of the most common types of car, truck and pedestrian accidents.

Related: Ontario Intersection Accidents & Financial Compensation- By a Kingston Car Accident Lawyer

Just last week, there was a serious intersection accident in downtown Ottawa at the intersection of Booth and Wellington. A vehicle driven by a 23 year old woman collided with another vehicle driven by a 30 year old man. Due to the impact, the male driver's vehicle rolled over and landed on its roof. The woman was thrown outside of her vehicle due to the impact. She suffered head, facial and pelvic injuries.

According to the Safer Roads Ottawa Program, below are the top 10 signalized intersection collision locations in 2013.

Rank
Location
# of Collisions

1 WEST HUNT CLUB RD & WOODROFFE AVE 45
2 MERIVALE RD & WEST HUNT CLUB RD 37
3 HUNT CLUB RD & RIVERSIDE DR 34
4 PRINCE OF WALES DR & WEST HUNT CLUB RD 32
5 DONALD ST & ST. LAURENT BLVD 31
6 INDUSTRIAL AVE & ST. LAURENT BLVD 30
7 GREENBANK RD & WEST HUNT CLUB RD 29
8 BLAIR RD & 174 WESTBOUND OFF-RAMP 28
9 BANK ST & HUNT CLUB RD 27
9 HERON RD & RIVERSIDE DR 27
9 RUSSELL RD & WALKLEY RD 27
9 BLAIR RD & OGILVIE RD 27
9 KATIMAVIK RD & TERRY FOX DR 27

Injured Drivers' Legal Rights - Ottawa Car Accidents

Drivers, passengers and pedestrians who are injured in Ottawa auto accidents have the legal right to obtain financial compensation for their injuries and damages, such as:

  • medical bills (if not covered by accident benefits),
  • lost wages (if not covered by accident benefits),
  • other out of pocket expenses, and
  • pain and suffering.

If you were injured in an accident, call the car accident lawyers at Bergeron Clifford to inquire about your legal rights. The lawyers always offer a FREE consultation. 1-866-384-5886

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