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How Many Accidents were there in Hamilton Last Year?

By Matt Lalande in Car Accidents on December 11, 2023

How Many Accidents were there in Hamilton Last Year?

The City of Hamilton’s Annual Collision Report offers insight into all of the City’s Car Accident, Truck Accident, Pedestrian, Bicycle and Fatality Accidents which happened in 2022.

There’s no doubt that our city is a bustling port city within the Canadian province of Ontario. With a population of approximately 569,353, and extending to a metropolitan area population of 785,184, Hamilton forms a significant part of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

Central to Hamilton’s ongoing growth is the safety and well-being of its community, particularly concerning road safety. The City of Hamilton Annual Collision Report for 2022 offers crucial insights into this aspect, shedding light on the trends and statistics of road incidents. This report is not just a collection of data; it’s a mirror reflecting the city’s efforts, challenges, and advancements in ensuring safer streets for all. As we delve into this comprehensive analysis, we gain a deeper understanding of Hamilton’s commitment to road safety, an endeavor that is integral to the city’s fabric.

What is the City of Hamilton’s Annual Collision Report?

The City of Hamilton’s Annual Collision Report for 2022 stands as a pivotal document in understanding the city’s road safety landscape. This report, integral to our city’s strategic approach towards improving road conditions, is compiled with data which describes a detailed picture of road incidents over the 2022 year. Using a various data sources, including traffic and accident records from local law enforcement and transportation departments, the report offers a granular view of collision trends.

The 2022 report is quite informative as it focuses on analyzing patterns from a five-year span, from 2018 to 2022. The report does offer valuable insights into the effectiveness of current road safety measures and identifying areas requiring further attention. This period is particularly important as it takes into account the pre and post-pandemic scenarios, allowing for an assessment of how COVID-19 has impacted road usage and safety.

In addition, the report categorizes data into various segments such as types of collisions (fatal, non-fatal injuries, and property damage), contributing factors (like impaired driving, speed, and distracted driving), and specific demographics involved. This categorization enables a targeted approach in addressing different aspects of road safety, from policy-making to on-ground implementations.

The 2022 Collision Report serves as a critical tool for policymakers, city planners, and law enforcement agencies in Hamilton. It not only provides a retrospective analysis of road safety but also guides future strategies to create a safer, more responsive traffic environment in the city.

Hamilton Road Accidents in 2022: Key Statistics

The following is a comprehensive overview of the statistics outlined in the “City of Hamilton Annual Collision Report – 2022 Statistics and Trends”:

Pedestrian and Cyclist Death Rates in Hamilton:

  • Hamilton has 1.5% fewer pedestrian fatalities and 1.1% fewer cyclist fatalities compared to the Provincial average.

Injury Rates in Hamilton Crashes:

  • 89.2% of pedestrian-involved collisions result in injury.
  • 77.8% of cyclist-involved collisions result in injury.

Location and Nature of Vulnerable Road User Collisions:

  • Majority occur at intersections, particularly at signalized intersections.

Fatal Accidents in Hamilton (Over a Five-Year Period):

  • 37.5% of fatal collisions occurred at intersections.
  • 62.5% of fatal collisions occurred at mid-block locations.
  • 50% were single motor vehicle collisions.
  • 43.8% involved pedestrians.
  • 6.3% involved cyclists.
  • 6.3% occurred due to speeding.
  • 12.5% occurred due to improper turns.
  • 25% were due to driver losing control.

2022 Specific Collision Data in Hamilton:

  • Total collisions increased by 18.7% compared to 2021.
  • Injury collisions decreased by 1.5% compared to 2021.
  • 19.4% of fatal and injury collisions involved distracted driving.
  • 4.1% of fatal and injury collisions involved alcohol impairment.

Intersection-Related Crashes in Hamilton:

  • 55.4% of total collisions occurred at intersections.
  • Of these, 66.4% happened at signalized intersections and 29.1% at stop-controlled intersections.

Car or Trucks involved in Accidents in Hamilton:

  • Predominantly cars, ranging between 74% to 83% of all collision types.
  • Pick-up trucks were also significantly involved.

Vision Zero Initiatives and Results:

  • Red-light cameras increased to 52 intersections.
  • Automated speed enforcement program established.
  • In-service road safety reviews at 28 locations.
  • Speed limit reductions in neighborhoods and school zones.

Five-Year Collision Trends in Hamilton (2018-2022):

  • A collision occurs every 65 minutes.
  • A person is injured every eight hours.
  • A fatality occurs every 23 days.
  • A pedestrian collision occurs every two days.
  • A cyclist collision occurs every three days.

Comparative Trends in Hamilton Accidents (2017-2021 vs. 2018-2022):

  • Total collisions decreased by 1.69%.
  • Injury collisions decreased by 8.3%.
  • Fatal collisions remained constant.
  • Pedestrian collisions decreased by 3.3%.
  • Cyclist collisions decreased by 7.9%.

Have you been Hurt in a Hamilton Accident?

Determining your next steps after a Car Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident, Pedestrian or Bicycle Accident can be unclear. Our Hamilton lawyers have recovered millions for car accident victims across Ontario since 2003 – and have the knowledge and experience to help you and your family in a time of need.

For immediate assistance anywhere in Ontario, contact us at 1-844-LALANDE. If you’re in the Southern Ontario area, reach out at 905-333-8888. Alternatively, you can send a confidential email through our website to set up a consultations and learn your legal options. Our team is ready to help you understand your rights and your legal pathways available for seeking justice and compensation.

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