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Surrey RCMP names top 10 vehicle crash sites around the city

Last Updated Jun 12, 2019 at 10:17 am PDT

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Summary

The Surrey RCMP says 19 people were killed in vehicle collisions in 2018

Last year, 20 people were seriously hurt in vehicle crashes, and 290 pedestrians were struck, Surrey RCMP says

Investigators say high-risk driving behaviour contributes to a large number of fatal and serious crashes

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – Crashes in Surrey claimed 19 lives last year, and left 20 people seriously hurt.

In an effort to highlight the serious impact vehicle collisions can have on the community, the Surrey RCMP is releasing the top 10 locations crashes happen in that city.

According to Mounties, 290 pedestrians were hit by vehicles in 2018.

“Police enforcement alone can not make Surrey’s roadways safer,” said Sergeant Ian MacLellan, Surrey RCMP Traffic Services. “We urge our roadway users to follow the rules of the road, and to understand that by doing so, they will prevent motor vehicle collision deaths and serious injuries in Surrey.”

The intersection which saw the highest number of crashes over the last few years is the one at 128th Street and 96th Avenue. Mounties say data analysis shows 24 collisions happened there over the previous three years.

The list shows the majority of intersections named cross King George Boulevard. Six of the 10 intersections listed saw a total of 95 collisions between them.

The intersections of 96th Avenue at King George Boulevard and 104th Avenue at King George Boulevard each saw 18 crashes over the past three years. The fourth intersection on the list is the one at 64th Avenue and King George Boulevard, which saw 17.

Investigators say high-risk driving behaviour, including distracted driving, speeding, and impaired driving, contributes to a large number of fatal and serious crashes.

Other intersections that made the list include:

  • 176th Street at Fraser Highway – 16 collisions
  • 128th Street at 72nd Avenue – 16 collisions
  • 72nd Avenue at King George Boulevard – 15 collisions
  • 68th Avenue at King George Boulevard – 14 collisions
  • 128th Street at 80th Avenue – 14 collisions
  • 88th Avenue at King George Boulevard – 13 collisions