The City of Ottawa recently released its list of the ‘most collisions at a signalized intersection.’Here’s the list: Hunt Club Road & Riverside Drive (60 collisions).Innes Road & Tenth Line Road (49 collisions).Industrial Avenue & Riverside Drive (39 collisions).St.Laurent Boulevard & Coventry Road/Ogilvie Road (38 collisions).Donald Street & St. Laurent Boulevard (36 collisions).Prince Of Wales Drive & West Hunt Club Road (36 collisions).Bank Street & Heron Road (35 collisions).Industrial Avenue/Innes Road & St. Laurent Boulevard (33 collisions).Blair Road & Innes Road (33 collisions).Bank Street & Hunt Club Road (33 collisions).According to the CBC article, Hunt Club & Riverside has taken the top spot four out of the last five years.
A few reasons and ideas for improvement are also proffered: “The intersection fails to adequately move traffic through there, particularly in the afternoon rush hour,” said city Coun.Riley Brockington, who represents the area.[…] Intersections where drivers running red lights are the cause of collisions can be made safer with the addition of red-light cameras.
But 85 per cent of the Riverside and Hunt Club crashes are rear-end collisions, which typically occur at slow speeds.
Hunt Club passes through six of the ten most dangerous intersections in Ottawa which is probably not too surprising when you have a high speed four lane highway running smack into very high volume cross-streets like Riverside, Merivale, Woodroffe etc.
West Hunt Club and Woodroffe is the perrenial winner of the most dangerous intersection in Ottawa.
Merivale/Maitland and Baseline used to hold the record for most accidents.It’s unfortunate that the Ontario Municipal Board allowed the old Laurentian High Scool campus to be converted to a WalMart paved wasteland.