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Crash Reduces 97 Traffic to a Crawl

Friday, November 25, 2016 @ 12:36 PM

Prince George, B.C. – Drivers will find highway 97   between 10th and q5th  Avenues slow going this hour because of a couple of  issues.

There is a  crash   on  97 northbound  just north of 15th  Avenue,   and once  past that,  there is a problem with the traffic lights at 10th.

While the crash is minor in scope, northbound  drivers   will find it slow  going through that area.

The lights at 10th and 97 have just  returned to  flashing status, but for a short time,  the  traffic lights at that intersection were out entirely.

Drivers are asked to use caution moving through these two areas.



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This comment is for Retired 02 who commented on the Friday Free-For-All!

As the comments are now closed for the Free-For-All, I’ll respond here, as this story is about an accident.

Retired 02, you comment that there seems to be an accident here in PG every day and that you have been in Abbotsford for four years and you have never seen an accident at an intersection. You suggest that someone will tell you that’s BS. You state that you have accidents but most are on the Freeway where there is a problem with merging. Have a nice day!

Well Retired 02, I suggest that you take a few minutes to google “Abbotsford Dangerous Intersections”! I did and in less than 15 seconds total, this came up:

“Teen hit by car in Abbotsford dies in hospital. Friends and family are mourning a 19-year-old university radio host who was fatally struck by a car Thursday night in one of the Fraser Valley’s most dangerous intersections. Emergency responders were called to Marshall and McCallum roads in Abbotsford shortly before 10 p.m. and found Dakota Leslie severely injured with several people trying to help him.”

Hmmm, Marshall and McCallum are NOT on the Freeway!

ht tp://bc.ctvnews.ca/teen-hit-by-car-in-abbotsford-dies-in-hospital-1.2353869

…..and this came up:

“Accidents at intersections in Abbotsford see an increase in 2012.”

“Abbotsford saw an increase in car crashes at intersections in 2012 as compared to 2011, according to data from ICBC”

“There were roughly 7,560 crashes overall in Abbotsford in 2012, including collisions in parking lots.”

“The map lists the total number of accidents at intersections in Abbotsford at 3,205 in 2008. The number decreased slightly each year, hitting its lowest point at 2,835 in 2011. Of those accidents, 1,332 resulted in injuries. In 2012, both numbers increased to 2,920 accidents with 1,393 resulting in injuries.”

“MacDonald said left turns and the high level of pedestrian-related accidents are a concern that APD will be addressing throughout 2013.
“… up to 50 per cent of our collisions are created through left-turn scenarios.”

ht tp://www.abbynews.com/news/208579311.html

….and this came up:

LETTER: Most dangerous intersection in Abbotsford March 2015

“From MacLure Road to the intersection with Discovery Trail, we have traffic from airport, buses, freeway, bicycles, local traffic, pedestrians, power scooters, ambulances, fire trucks and police.

This is the most dangerous, unprotected intersection in Abbotsford.”

ht tp://www.abbynews.com/opinion/letters/298055591.html?mobile=true

…..and it’s getting late, so this will be the last one, although I’m sure there are more, much more!

Go to this ICBC Crash Statistics site, change the City to Abbotsford and look at the map. Lots of accidents along the freeway, but also lots at other locations.

2013 – 126 Crashes
2012 – 134 Crashes
2011 – 95 Crashes
2010 – 112 Crashes
2009 – 131 Crashes

ht tp://www.icbc.com/about-icbc/newsroom/Pages/Lower-Mainland-Crash-Map.aspx

Retired 02, you really should stop criticizing our driving up here. As all of these links show, Abby has nothing to brag about! I posted another link for you many months ago. Obviously you didn’t read it!

Perhaps you are far too busy ducking bullets to see what’s going on in your own community?


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