While a number of fatal collisions have taken place across the Lower Mainland over the past few weeks—including a hit-and-run in Burnaby on June 6 and two multi-vehicle crashes in Burnaby on June 7—Surrey RCMP are seeking to raise awareness about traffic collisions in their city.
According to Surrey RCMP, a collision-related serious injury or fatality took place in Surrey each week of May.
Last year in Surrey, 19 people died because of motor-vehicle collisions and an additional 20 individuals sustained serious injuries. The total number of pedestrians who were hit by vehicles in Surrey in 2018 was 290.
Today (June 12), Surrey RCMP released a list of the top locations for vehicle collisions.
RCMP analysts used data from the past three years to compile the following list of locations in Surrey where the most vehicle collisions have taken place:
- 128th Street and 96th Avenue: 24 collisions
- 96th Avenue and King George Boulevard: 18 collisions
- 104th Avenue and King George Boulevard: 18 collisions
- 64th Avenue and King George Boulevard: 17 collisions
- 176th Street and Fraser Highway: 16 collisions
- 128th Street and 72nd Avenue: 16 collisions
- 72nd Avenue and King George Boulevard: 15 collisions
- 68th Avenue and King George Boulevard: 14 collisions
- 128th Street and 80th Avenue: 14 collisions
- 88th Avenue and King George Boulevard: 13 collisions
Surrey RCMP stated that 80 percent of collisions take place at intersections.
More information on road safety—including distracted driving, impaired driving, pedestrian safety, and speeding—is available at the Surrey RCMP website.