Vancouver Fire and Rescue recently tweeted a photo of a car accident saying two accidents have occurred at Victoria and Southeast Marine Drive in the past two weeks – one that left a person dead.
2 accidents in past 2 weeks at Victoria and SE Marine. 1 sadly w/ fatal injuries. Pls drive safely…for everyone… pic.twitter.com/mS2O4nWHow
— Vancouver Fire (@VanFireRescue) November 20, 2015
Vancouver Fire and Rescue is cautioning people to stay safe while driving – but there are some intersections in Metro Vancouver that require extra caution. Here is ICBC’s list of the most dangerous intersections in the Metro area based on collision statistics from 2013 to 2014:
1. Burnaby – Trans-Canada Highway and Willingdon Avenue and Willingdon Avenue offramp & Willingdon Avenue onramp and turning lane
2. Coquitlam and New Westminster – Brunette Avenue and Brunette Avenue offramp and Brunette Avenue onramp and Trans-Canada Highway
3. Burnaby – Gaglardi Way and Gaglardi Way offramp and Gaglardi Way onramp and Trans-Canada Highway and emergency lane and turning lane
4. Vancouver – Knight Street and Knight Street Bridge and SE Marine Drive and SE Marine Drive offramp and SE Marine Drive onramp
5. Langley – 264 Street and 264 Street onramp and 56 Avenue and 56 Avenue offramp and 56 Avenue onramp and Trans-Canada Highway
6. Burnaby – Kensington Avenue and Kensington Avenue offramp and Kensington Avenue onramp and Trans-Canada Highway and turning lane
7. Langley – 232 Street and 232 Street offramp and 232 Street onramp and 72 Avenue and 72 Avenue onramp and Trans-Canada Highway
8. Surrey – 88 Avenue and King George Boulevard
9. Surrey – 128 Street and King George Boulevard
10. Surrey – 72 Avenue and King George Boulevard
The Vancouver Police Department told Vancity Buzz in an email that many vehicle collision fatalities are pedestrians. While there have been 12 car accident deaths in the past year in Vancouver, nine of them were pedestrians.
That represents an increase in pedestrian fatalities from last year, which was seven out of 14 deaths.