McBride the top spot for vehicle accidents in Prince Rupert

Numbers released by ICBC on Tuesday show that by far the highest number of vehicle collisions in Prince Rupert occur on McBride.

Numbers released by ICBC on Tuesday show that by far the highest number of vehicle collisions in Prince Rupert occur on McBride.

By far the highest number of accidents occur at the entrance to the downtown core at the intersection of Third Ave. West and Third Ave East. In the last five years there have been 25 accidents at that location. Of those 25, eight have resulted in casualties being reported.

There was a tie in the second highest number of incidents, with 15 collisions at the intersection of 5th and McBride and 8th and McBride. Rounding out the top five were 11 accidents at the corner of 9th and McBride and 10 at 2nd Ave. and McBride.

Off of McBride, the most accidents occur in the downtown core. There were seven accidents at 1st Street and 2nd Avenue West and seven at the intersection of Third Ave.

While the intersection at 3rd Ave. And McBride had the highest number of accidents in 2009, 2010 and 2011, that trend ended in 2012. The intersection at 9th Ave. and McBride, where parents turn to drop off their children at the new Prince Rupert Middle School and other turn to go golfing, had five accidents compared to four at the entrance to downtown.