Over the course of the first three months of 2019, the number of reported collisions has risen to 846, compared to 791 during the same period in 2018 with the worst month being February, Guelph Police said in a press release this week.

In January there were 297 crashes, February had 312 and March contained 237 collisions, with the worst day for vehicle being on Wednesday’s, when 17 per cent of the car smashes occurred.

Police got as specific in their statistics as to narrow time the worst time of day for the reported collisions, which was between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., a time when 188 of the crashes took place.

The top five intersections for worst collisions had over five each:

  • 10 at College Ave. West and Gordon St.
  • Nine at Wellington St. West and Edinburgh Rd. South
  • Eight at Silvercreek Parkway North and Speedvale Ave. West
  • Seven at Gordon St. and Wellington St. West
  • Six at Elmira Rd. and Woodlawn Rd. West

Road conditions were clear and dry for 377, or 44 per cent, of the collisions. No less than 205 were rear end and 204 cases were a single vehicle slamming into an unattended vehicle.

Fail to remain collisions accounted for 139. Drugs and alcohol impacted 10 crashes. Twenty-two collisions involved pedestrians and two crashes involved cyclists.