The intersection of the old Island Highway, Bowen Road and Norwell Drive was the site of the most crashes in Nanaimo in 2019, according to recently released data from ICBC. (News Bulletin file photo)

New ICBC data details Nanaimo intersections with the most crashes

Old Island Highway at Bowen Road and Norwell Drive saw the most crashes in 2019

The intersection of the old Island Highway and Bowen Road was the site of the most crashes in Nanaimo last year.

ICBC recently released expanded crash data for 2015-2019.

Crashes in 2019:

1. Old Island Highway, Bowen Road and Norwell Drive – 59 crashes

2. Old Island Highway, Mostar Road and Rutherford Road – 55

3. Nanaimo Parkway, Jingle Pot Road and Mostar Road – 46

4. Old Island Highway, Aulds Road and Hammond Bay Road – 44

5. Old Island Highway at Enterprise Way – 41

6. Nanaimo Parkway at Aulds Road – 39

7. Trans-Canada Highway, Nanaimo Parkway and Cedar Road – 37

8. Nanaimo Parkway, Jingle Pot Road and Third Street – 34

9. Bowen Road at Dufferin Crescent – 33

10. Old Island Highway at Norwell Drive and Jingle Pot Road – 32

(tie). Trans-Canada Highway at Maki Road and Tenth Street – 32

Crashes from 2015-2019:

1. Old Island Highway, Bowen Road and Norwell Drive – 334 crashes

2. Old Island Highway, Aulds Road and Hammond Bay Road – 298

3. Old Island Highway, Mostar Road and Rutherford Road – 283

4. Nanaimo Parkway, Jingle Pot Road and Third Street – 228

5. Bowen Road at Northfield Road – 221

6. Nanaimo Parkway at Aulds Road – 219

7. Old Island Highway, Northfield Road and Boundary Avenue – 216

8. Old Island Highway at Enterprise Way – 204

9. Trans-Canada Highway, Nanaimo Parkway and Cedar Road – 199

10. Bowen Road at Dufferin Crescent – 181

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Lantzville’s highest-crash intersection was the Island Highway and Superior Road, with 17 crashes in 2019. Next on the list was the Island Highway at Ware Road, with 12 crashes. In Nanoose Bay, there were 22 crashes at the intersection of the Island Highway and Northwest Bay Road in 2019. On Gabriola Island, the intersection with the most crashes was North Road at Lockinvar Lane, with three.

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The data includes information about whether the crashes resulted in injury or death. Data is not provided for crashes that happened in parking lots or crashes involving parked cars.

ICBC said in a press release that the new data is part of the insurance corporation’s commitment to transparency.

“Making sure the public is well-informed and supported is a priority,” said Nicolas Jimenez, ICBC’s president and CEO, in the release. “We’ll continue to expand the data available on icbc.com to better support customers, researchers, media and stakeholders.”

For more on car crashes in and around Nanaimo, click here.

READ ALSO: Vancouver Island’s 10 worst intersections revealed



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