Where Are Metro Vancouver’s Most Dangerous Pedestrian Intersections?
Each month Spraggs Law publishes Vancouver Legal News, a curated selection of articles about personal injury and other topics. This month we start off with an article about pedestrian safety in Vancouver.
A new map identifies the worst places to be a pedestrian and cross on foot across the Lower Mainland. Produced by the CBC, the map includes intersections where 10 or more pedestrians were hurt in motor vehicle collisions between 2013 and 2017 were in the Lower Mainland, based on ICBC data. The most dangerous intersection for a pedestrian? Where Lougheed Highway meets North Road on the border between Burnaby and Coquitlam.
Nearly 100,000 Collisions Occur in B.C. Parking Lots Each Year
There were 96,000 crashes in B.C. parking lots last year, according to provincial insurer ICBC. About 4,300 of those ended in injuries, including 480 pedestrians. Black Press has provided some tips for keeping safe in parking lots.
Atheist Wins Fight to End Employer’s 12-step Addiction Treatment for Staff
Employees of Vancouver-area hospitals and medical clinics will no longer be required to attend 12-step programs if they want to keep their jobs after being diagnosed with addiction. A former nurse had filed a human rights complaint alleging he was discriminated against as an atheist when he was fired for quitting Alcoholics Anonymous.
How Was One B.C. Man’s Cancer Missed by Doctors?
A B.C. family says a Vancouver man went without prescription for pain medication even after being seen by doctors at two hospitals.
What Do You Think?
What do you think about these stories? Leave a comment below — we’d love to hear from you. And, as always, if you have any questions about ICBC, motor vehicle collisions or personal injury, be sure to contact one of our ICBC lawyers in Vancouver.