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August 17, 2012

Top ten worst intersections in Ottawa

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Photo by Mikey G, shared on the OttawaStart Flickr Group.


Chart from the City of Ottawa's 2011 Ottawa Road Safety Report:

Top 10 signalized intersection collision locations

RankLocationNo. of collisionsMinimalMinorMajorFatalTotal
1Hunt Club Road and Riverside Drive 53 5 7 0 0 12
2Belfast Road and St. Laurent Boulevard 32 7 16 1 0 24
3Baseline Road and Woodroffe Avenue 31 3 3 0 0 6
4Catherine Street and Kent Street 30 3 2 0 0 5
4Hawthorne Road and Walkley Road 30 5 2 0 0 7
4Prince of Wales Drive and West Hunt Club Road 30 3 8 0 0 11
7Blair Road and Blair Road Ramp 36 29 2 4 0 0 6
7Clyde Avenue and Merivale Road 29 6 4 0 0 10
7Industrial Avenue and St. Laurent Boulevard 29 5 7 0 0 12
10Baseline Road and Greenbank Road 28 7 1 0 0 8
10Beechwood Avenue and Crichton Street 28 3 2 1 0 6


Minimal - Person did not go to hospital when leaving the scene of the collisions; includes minor abrasions, bruises and complaints of pain
Minor - Person went to hospital and was treated in the emergency room but not admitted to the hospital
Major - Person admitted to the hospital. Includes person admitted for observation. This could be either life-threatening or non-life threatening
Fatal - Person killed immediately or within 30 days of the motor vehicle collision

Other stats from the report:
  • 515,784 - Registered vehicles (1.5% increase from 2010)
  • 653,324 - Licensed drivers (2.8% increase from 2010)
  • 15,295 - Total collisions on all federal, provincial and municipal roadways within city limits (2.3% increase from 2010)
  • 25 - Deaths from collisions in Ottawa: 9 drivers, 7 passengers, 1 motorcycle driver, 1 cyclist and 7 pedestrians
  • 3,690 - People injured in collisions: 
  • 2,152 drivers, 814 passengers, 339 pedestrians, 242 cyclists, 130 motorcycle drivers and 13 motorcycle passengers
  • 4,137 - Traffic collisions responded to by paramedics (1,793 patients treated and transported to hospital)
  • 9,190 - Number of red light camera violations
See also: Ottawa Traffic Guide
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