The top three worst intersections on Vancouver Island are in Saanich, according to ICBC’s crash statistics for 2017.
Statistics shared by ICBC show that the Admirals Road, Galloping Goose Trail, McKenzie Avenue and Trans-Canada Highway (plus the turning lane) intersection had the highest number of crashes in 2017 at 111.
Blanshard Street and Saanich Road took the second spot with 80 crashes followed by the Pat Bay Highway and Sayward Road (and the turning lane) at 74 crashes.
The rest of the intersections with the highest number of crashes are:
- Bowen Road, Island Highway North and Norwell Drive in Nanaimo – 71 crashes
- Millstream Road, Millstream Road off-ramp, Millstream Road on-ramp, Trans Canada Highway, Veterans Memorial Parkway, Veterans Memorial Parkway off-ramp and Veterans Memorial Parkway on-ramp in Langford – 69 crashes
- Bay Street and Blanshard Street in Victoria – 69 crashes
- Douglas Street and Finlayson Street in Victoria – 69 crashes
- Aulds Road and Hammond Bay Road and Island Highway North and the turning lane in Nanaimo – 61 crashes
- Island Highway North and Mostar Road and Rutherford Road in Nanaimo – 59 crashes
- Beverly Street and Trans-Canada Highway in Duncan – 59 crashes
- Blanshard Street and Hillside Avenue in Victoria – 59 crashes
The counts exclude crashes that occurred in parking lots or involved parked vehicles. ICBC said numbers for 2018 are expected in the spring or summer as some crash reports are still being finalized.