Vehicle collisions down 30 per cent in 2020

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Vehicle collisions down 30 per cent in 2020
A four vehicle crash that took place on Ninth St. on Thursday, August 29, 2019 (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – In their annual Collision Report the Cornwall Police Service (CPS) reports that vehicle collisions were down 30 per cent in 2020 from the previous year.

There were 1,008 vehicle collisions reported to CPS in 2020 compared to 1,440 in 2019.

The top three months for collisions were January, February and November, with Friday being the most common day for a collision at 178.

The most common times of day for a collision to occur was at 1 p.m. or 4 p.m.

Collisions occurred most commonly on clear days, when the road was dry and the driver was driving normally. The most common type of collision was a single vehicle collision.

There were 178 collisions where a driver failed to remain at the scene.

There were 19 collisions involving pedestrians. Five times a pedestrian was struck when the driver failed to yield the right-of-way.

There were 14 collisions where the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The intersection that saw the most accidents in 2020 was Marlborough St. and Second St. E.

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