RCMP releases statistics on traffic-related deaths up to June 26

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Information released by the RCMP today shows that in RCMP jurisdictions in the province, there have been nine fatal collisions and 10 people (seven men and three women) dying this year up to June 26.

Out of the nine fatal collisions, there were six single-vehicle accidents and three multi-vehicle crashes.

Two of the fatal accidents occurred on the Trans Canada Highway and seven happened in rural areas.

The crash types included six rollovers and three head-on collisions, with four people being ejected from vehicles. There were three impaired drivers involved in fatalities and eight people received serious injuries because they were driving with an impaired driver. Three people received serious injuries when they were hit by a vehicle — none were using a cross walk.

In total, from Jan. 1 to June 26 this year:

• there were 31 serious injury and fatal crashes reported;

• There were 29 people seriously injured and 10 fatalities;

• Two serious injuries reported where the collision involved a moose;

• Speed was a factor in one fatal collision. The driver was impaired by alcohol and not wearing a seat belt.

•  On the divided highways there were five serious injuries and no fatalities.

Organizations: RCMP, Trans Canada Highway

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