Have you ever wondered what roads and intersections in Ottawa are the most dangerous? Which ones have the most car accidents? The most injuries? The most fatalities?
In 2016, the City of Ottawa released a report identifying the intersections that had the most collisions for that year. In addition, thanks to Allstate Insurance, we also learned some startling statistics that will surprise you about driving in Ottawa. According to Allstate Insurance, in 2016 there were 14,023 collisions in Ottawa (over 35 a day). In 3,610 of those someone was injured, and in 26, at least one person died.
These numbers are alarming and remind us of the importance of driving carefully. Wear your seatbelt. Put your cell phone away. Leave the radio dial alone.
So, where are the most dangerous intersections in Ottawa?
The fifth most dangerous is located at Hawthorne and Hunt Club Road. In 2016, there were 33 collisions involving two injuries.
The fourth most dangerous is Montreal Road and Vanier Parkway. That intersection saw 33 collisions involving 10 injuries.
The third most dangerous is West Hunt Club Road and Woodroffe Avenue. 35 Collisions and 7 injuries.
The second most dangerous intersection in 2016 was Prince of Wales Drive and West Hunt Club Road. At that intersection, there were 36 collisions and 8 injuries.
Finally, the most dangerous intersection in Ottawa for the fourth year in a row (as of 2018) is Hunt Club Road and Riverside Drive which saw a whopping 43 collisions and 6 injuries. It’s located east of the Michael Sheflin Bridge and is extremely busy even in off-peak times with traffic travelling south to the suburbs and out to the Ottawa airport. Be especially careful when travelling through this intersection.
We anticipate the City of Ottawa will release updated numbers soon. It will be interesting to see whether we see the usual suspects and whether there are more (hopefully less) collisions.
A motor vehicle accident affects more than just the person injured. It cuts a lot deeper. It affects family and friends. If you or someone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer. You have rights as a motor vehicle accident victim and you may even be entitled to financial compensation.
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