Brockville traffic crashes down 2.6% in 2015

In this Aug. 16, 2015, file photo, traffic heads south on Stewart Boulevard in Brockville, Ont. The street saw the most traffic collisions in 2015, according to statistics compiled by Brockville police. (Newswatch Group/File)

BROCKVILLE – There were fewer collisions in the City of Brockville in 2015.

Yearly statistics released by Brockville police show there were 372 collisions within city limits, compared to 443 in 2014.

Most of those crashes, roughly 87 per cent, involved damage to vehicles or property while another 13 per cent saw people injured.

The worst time for collisions? That would be between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

The statistics point to driver error as a major factor as weather conditions were clear, the pavement was dry, drivers were driving normally and straight ahead or were not paying attention in most of the collisions.

As for intersections, streets meeting up with Stewart Boulevard are the most problematic.

The top five intersections for crashes in 2015 were Stewart Boulevard at Parkedale Avenue, Front Avenue West, Central Avenue West, Jefferson Drive and Centennial Road.

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