London and Indian Sarnia’s worst intersection; men have more accidents than women

If you want to avoid a car accident in Sarnia, stay away from the intersection of London and Indian Road.

According to new statistics from Sarnia Police, that’s the most dangerous intersection in the city.

It’s closely followed by Confederation and Indian and London and Murphy Roads. Police also attended a lot of accidents at Exmouth and Murphy and Exmouth and Christina Street.

By far most of the accidents are at or near intersection. Perhaps surprisingly the next most likely place for an accident is a parking lot.

Officials show collisions dropped 19 percent in 2012 compared to 2011. In all 317 people were hurt in accidents in Sarnia.

The number of collisions between pedestrians and cars dropped by 57 percent in 2012. In the accidents involving a pedestrian, 53 percent of the time the driver failed to yield the right of way.

Most of the accidents involving cyclists were in Sarnia’s downtown or on the main streets of London Road or Exmouth Street.

Most of the accidents occur between 7 am and 5 pm, with lunchtime the most likely time for a collision, with most people hurt in accidents on Friday.

By far, most of the accidents happened on dry roads.

Most of the alcohol related accident occurred on Sunday.

And just to fuel the endless debate who is the better driver, 58 percent of the accidents were caused by men.