According to data from ICBC, there were 3,452 reported vehicle crashes in 2019. (ICBC photo)

Here are Vernon’s top 10 worst intersections for crashes

Two intersections top the list with 28 crashes apiece

There were a total of 3,452 reported vehicle crashes in Vernon last year, putting the city into the No. 22 spot in the province, well behind Kelowna (No. 7), Kamloops (No. 12) and first-place Vancouver.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the 10 most crash-riddled intersections in the city, according to ICBC.

Two intersections rank at the top of the list with 28 crashes apiece, according to data collected up to April 4, 2020: down the hill from the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at 25th Avenue and 32nd Street, and in front of the Riviera Village Green Hotel complex at 27th Street and 48th Avenue.

The intersection at 32nd Street and 43rd Avenue wasn’t far behind. Next to MacDonald Park, the location saw 25 crashes in 2019.

There were 21 recorded crashes at 27th Street where 58th Avenue turns into Anderson Way, while 20 crashes were recorded where 27th Street meets 43rd Avenue.

The intersection near the Vernon Health Services building at 15th Street, Highway 6 and Middleton Way saw 16 collisions — the same number as Highway 97 and Stickle Road at the north end of Swan Lake.

Highway 6 and Kalamalka Lake Road saw 14 crashes, and two intersections round out the top 10 with 13 each: 29th Street and 48th Avenue, and 30th Avenue and 32nd Street.

Trends can be noticed when looking at data from the past five years. 

The three most crash-heavy intersections in 2019 also top the list over the period of 2015 to 2019, with 202 crashes at 25th Avenue and 32nd Street, 183 crashes at 27th Street and 48th Avenue and 174 at 32nd Street and 43rd Avenue.

ICBC data differentiates between crashes that involved injury or fatality (casualty) and those that involved material damage only. The intersection at 27th Street and 48th Avenue not only had the most crashes overall in 2019, but also the most crashes with casualties at 17 incidents.

READ MORE: First degree murder charges for North Okanagan woman

READ MORE: Body of 21-year-old man found in Okanagan Lake


Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter

ICBC

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Vernon Mounties probe white supremacy propaganda

Slips leading people to websites boasting extreme ideology were strewn about local school yards Sept. 30

Sports back at play in Vernon schools

Gymnasiums opened up within the district for school-organized sports only

Outbreak at Vernon care facility not COVID-19

Scenario C respiratory illness outbreak declared Sept. 25 by Interior Health

Crash limits Highway 6 traffic near Lumby

Another crash reported by DriveBC following morning logging truck rollover

Sound effects at play for Caravan’s Halloween event

Walk of Terror is returning, with a creepy twist

B.C. counts 125 new COVID-19 cases, up to 1,284 active

No new deaths or health care facility outbreaks

Mitchell’s Musings: Predictions, politics and pandemics

Columnist Glenn Mitchell offers some random thoughts on current affairs

Missing mushroom picker in northern B.C. found dead

Witset elder found deceased in Price Creek area more than two weeks after he vanished

BC Greens focus on long-term care reform in first platform promise

Greens have promised to move away from the for-profit care home model

‘It’s a nightmare’: Northern B.C. family desperate after living in hotel for a year

Renae Podgorney says because of a lack of rentals, she’s now applying to rent a one-bedroom unit

Costs climb to more than $100K for BC SPCA to care for animals in B.C. farm seizure

Eight puppies, of the 97 animals seized have now died from parvovirus enteritis

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. VOTES 2020: Wilkinson to stop 24-hour camping in city parks

Ban on ‘unsafe roadside panhandling’ to be enforced

West Kelowna start-up wins Emmy for virtual production on Red Bull Rampage

XR Media Group won the Outstanding Digital Innovation Award

Most Read