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).
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.
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||# 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