On May 30 ICBC unveiled an interactive map of crash sites in BC, and it pinpoints a few crash hotspots in Prince Rupert in the last five years.
The data looks at crashes between 2007 and the end of 2011. By far the most collisions occur at the intersection of 3rd Avenue West and McBride Street where 21 of the 231 incidents in Prince Rupert have occurred. Of those 21, seven have resulted in casualties.
The next five intersections with the highest crash count are all located along McBride Street. There were 13 crashes with six having casualties at the intersection of 8th Avenue and McBride, 12 at the intersection of 5th Avenue and McBride, nine at the intersection of 2nd Avenue West and McBride, and seven each at the corner of 6th Avenue and McBride and 9th Avenue and McBride.
Off of McBride, the next two sites with the largest number of accidents were in the downtown core at the corner of 2nd Avenue West and 3rd Street and the corner of 2nd Avenue West and 6th Street, both with six collisions in the past five years.
Of the 231 accidents in Prince Rupert, 71 of those resulted in casualties.
There was no data available for Port Edward. On Haida Gwaii there were two accidents in Queen Charlotte over the past five years, two in Tlell, three in Skidegate, four in Port Clements and 11 in Masset.
In comparison to the 231 collisions in Prince Rupert, there were 450 in Terrace during the same time period, 258 in Smithers and 104 in Kitimat.