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Accidents in Ottawa

Personal Injury Lawyers in Ottawa Ontario….

Listen up Ottawa drivers ! Did you know that more than 15,000 auto accidents occurred  in Ottawa in 2011. This is more Ottawa accidents than last year; however,  fewer people died and  fewer people suffered personal injuries.

The most common intersection in Ottawa for accidents is Riverside Drive and Hunt Club Road. This busy Ottawa intersection had 53 crashes in 2011, compared to 2010,when it also ranked  first in accidents, 43 accidents reported.

The second most common Ottawa accident intersection was Belfast Road and St. Laurent Boulevard. There were  32 accidents in 2011.

The intersection of Baseline Road and Woodroffe was also a common accident location with 31 accidents reported.

Ottawa accidents in 2011

The following intersections also reported a high number of Ottawa accidents in 2011:

Catherine Street and Kent Street- 30 Ottawa accidents

Walkley Road and Hawthorne and Russell roads- 30 Ottawa accidents

Prince of Wales Drive and West Hunt Club Road -30 Ottawa accidents

Blair Road and Blair Road Ramp 36 -29 Ottawa accidents

Clyde Avenue and Merivale Road- 29 Ottawa accidents

Industrial Avenue and St. Laurent Boulevard -29 Ottawa accidents

Baseline Road and Greenbank Road -28 Ottawa accidents

Beechwood Avenue and Crichton Street – 28 Ottawa accidents

Thankfully, none of these Ottawa accidents resulted in death.

The city of Ottawa recorded 15,295 collisions in 2011, up from 14,953 in 2010,  The number of registered vehicles and licensed drivers on Ottawa’s roads also increased in 2011.

The city of Ottawa also reported that 25 people died in Ottawa accidents: 9 drivers, 7 passengers, 1  motorcyclist, 1 cyclist and 7 pedestrians.  The number of fatal accidents in Ottawa lowered  from 2010, when 38 deaths occurred in Ottawa accidents and is the lowest number of fatalities in 6 years.

The number of reported people suffering personal injuries in Ottawa accidents lowered from 3,822 in 2010 to 3,690 in 2011, including  2,152 drivers, 814 passengers, 339 pedestrians, 130 motorcycle drivers, 13 motorcycle passengers, and 242 cyclists .

The city of Ottawa is also looking at  road safety initiatives and assessing  different types of situations when Ottawa accidents happen and where personal injuries result,  to improve safety for everyone in Ottawa .

 


Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer on Hallowe'en Safety Tips…

Happy Hallowe’en everyone.   Before you head out tomorrow night , please take a minute  to review these Hallowe’en safety tips from the Red Cross… My children are quite excited for the big day , as are most.  We have finally decided on a lamb, a witch and a glowstick guy ! Looking forward to seeing all the kids. Enjoy your night everyone and please be safe !!!                                                           -Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth

With witches, goblins, and super-heroes descending on neighborhoods across Canada, the Canadian Red Cross offers parents some safety tips to help prepare their children for a safe and enjoyable trick-or-treat holiday. Halloween should be filled with surprise and enjoyment, and following some common practices to keep events safer and more fun!

  • Costumes should be light-colored and flame resistant with reflective strips so that children are more easily seen at night.  (And remember to put reflective tape on bikes, skateboards, and brooms, too!)
  • Costumes should be short enough to avoid tripping.
  • Remind children to keep away from open fires and candles. (Costumes can be extremely flammable.)
  • Use face paint rather than masks or things that will cover the eyes.
  • Remind children to walk, slither, and sneak on sidewalks – not in the street.
  • Explain to children that calls should be made along one side of the street first and then the other, and that it’s best to cross the street only at intersections or crosswalks.
  • Remind children to look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars, trucks, and low-flying brooms.
  • Provide yourself or the children with a flashlight to see better and to be better seen.
  • Have children plan their route and share it with you and the family. 
  • Trick or Treaters should travel in groups of four or five.  Young children should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Visit homes that have the porch light on.
  • Make sure children know they should accept treats at the door and must not get into cars or enter the homes or apartments of strangers.
  • Remind children not to eat their treats and goodies until they are examined by an adult at home.  And candy should not be eaten if the package is already opened. Small, hard pieces of candy are a choking hazard for young children.
  • Make sure you and your children know where the Block Parent houses are located in the neighborhood.
  • Set agreed-to boundaries with your children.  Explain the importance of staying within them and arriving home on time.
  • Injury is no accident. Prepare! Stay Safe! Survive!  

    ———————- The  Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Since 1999, David has been an Ottawa injury lawyer representing Ontario accident victims and the families of accident victims who have lost a loved one in an Ontario accident. This blog reports on accidents in eastern Ontario, personal injury issues, local Ottawa news and events and various news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury.  Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for a free consultation and  more information. If you have a question, feel free to call or email david@ottawainjury.ca  (613) 978-9549

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    Ottawa Police : Canada Road Safety Week , Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth

    Ottawa injury lawyer David Hollingsworth supports Ottawa Police Initiativeottawapolice

    As an Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer, I applaud and support the efforts made by the Ottawa Police to make our Ottawa streets a safer place….The Police Service will participate in Canada Road Safety Week which runs from May 16  to May 23. In 2010, there were 30 fatal car accidents that resulted  in the deaths of 34 people in the Ottawa community.  Consequently, the Ottawa Police have made traffic safety a high priority through various initiatives.  One program the Ottawa Police have put in place is the  RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) Programs during the evenings of Thursday May 19th and Friday May 20th.  The RIDE Program in Ontario  is led by the police community which runs all year long and involves random police spot checks where vehicles are stopped and drivers are checked for impaired driving.

    Police are also actively engaged in Project E.R.A.S.E. (Eliminate Racing Activity on Streets Everywhere) a collaborative effort of 22 police services, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment whose goal is to change poor driver behavior through education and strategic enforcement.  Sadly, since 1999 48 people have been killed in Ontario as a result of street racing activities . In addition, excessive speed continues to be the leading contributing factor in fatal car accidents.

    Ottawa Police focus on Canada’s Road Safety Week

    During Canada’s Road Safety Week, Ottawa police will focus on 4 issues:

    • Drinking and driving.
    •  Seat belts and child restraints.
    • Aggressive driving, driving at unsafe speeds, following too closely or running red lights and stop signs.
    • Distracted Driving

    As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer and along with the Ottawa Police, encourage everyone on our roadways to work towards making our Ottawa roads and Ontario roads the safest in the world. Let’s do it Ottawa !