City of Toronto  

Living in TorontoDoing businessVisiting TorontoAccessing City Hall
 
All news releases
Last 30 days
By month
Search
   
Newsroom
   
Archived news release by year
  2013
  2012 - 2011 - 2010
  2009 - 2008 - 2007
  2006 - 2005 - 2004
  2003 - 2002 - 2001
  2000 - 1999 - 1998
   
RSS identifier linked to feed RSS
   
   
 
December 12, 2001
Top ten intersections with serious collisions in the City
  
The City of Toronto's Works and Emergency Services department today released
its annual list of the top 10 intersections with the highest number of serious
collisions, over a three-year period, 1998 to 2000.

A serious collision is defined as one in which a person is injured or killed
and does not include those where there was only property damage.

The data includes all serious collisions that were reported at these
intersections involving pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicle occupants (see
attached chart). Results for 2001 are unavailable at this time.

An average of 65,200 collisions take place in Toronto every year, consisting of
48,200 (74 per cent) property damage collisions, 16,900 (26 per cent) personal
injury collisions and 78 (0.12 per cent) fatal collisions.

There were 65 people killed in 60 fatal collisions across Toronto in 2000, the
lowest number since this information was recorded in 1957. Over the last three
years, with the exception of Lawrence Avenue East at McCowan Road where two
people were killed in 1998, no other fatalities occurred at the remaining nine
intersections listed above.

The information is designed to make traffic safety a higher priority for the
public, to establish traffic engineering improvement priorities, to focus on
police enforcement initiatives, and for use by agencies and organizations with
an interest in safety.

Conditions that could lead to improved traffic safety include increased
attention to the road and less aggressive behaviour by drivers, cyclists and
pedestrians; improved road conditions and operations such as signals, signage,
curbs and lanes; and proper vehicle maintenance by vehicle owners.

Top ten intersections with serious collisions in the City

Ranking: 1
Intersection location Ellesmere Road and Warden Avenue
Number of Serious Collisions:
3-Year Total: 63; Annual Average: 21.0

Ranking: 2
Intersection location Lawrence Avenue East and McCowan Road
Number of Serious Collisions:
3-Year Total: 60; Annual Average: 20.0

Ranking: 3
Intersection location Black Creek Drive and Lawrence Avenue West
Number of Serious Collisions:
3-Year Total: 60; Annual Average: 20.0

Ranking: 4
Intersection location Finch Avenue West and Jane Street
Number of Serious Collisions:
3-Year Total: 60; Annual Average: 20.0

Ranking: 5
Intersection location Lawrence Avenue East and Victoria Park Avenue
Number of Serious Collisions:
3-Year Total: 58; Annual Average: 19.3

Ranking: 6
Intersection location Lawrence Avenue East and Markham Road
Number of Serious Collisions:
3-Year Total: 57; Annual Average: 19.0

Ranking: 7
Intersection location Lawrence Avenue East and Warden Avenue
Number of Serious Collisions:
3-Year Total: 56; Annual Average: 18.7

Ranking: 8
Intersection location Markham Road at Ellesmere Road
Number of Serious Collisions:
3-Year Total: 54; Annual Average: 18.0

Ranking: 9
Intersection location Dufferin Street at Finch Avenue West
Number of Serious Collisions:
3-Year Total: 53; Annual Average: 17.7

Ranking: 10
Intersection location Leslie Street at Sheppard Avenue East
Number of Serious Collisions:
3-Year Total: 53; Annual Average: 17.7


Media Contact
Access Toronto
416-338-0338

 

 

Toronto maps | Get involved | Toronto links
© City of Toronto 1998-2019