May 17, 2019 1:35 pm

Number of crashes up in 2019 compared to last year: Guelph police

Guelph police say the number of reported crashes has been higher this year compared to 2018.

Matt Carty / Global Guelph

New statistics from Guelph police show there have been 846 reported collisions so far in 2019.

Between Jan. 1 and March 31, Guelph police received 55 more crash reports than they did during the same period in 2018.

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According to a news release, February saw the most collisions with 312, and Wednesday was the worst day of the week with 145 crashes.

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Police also saw the most crashes during the rush hour period between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The top five intersections for collisions were also released, with College Avenue West and Gordon Street taking the number 1 spot.

Wellington Street West and Edinburgh Road South came in second, while Silvercreek Parkway North and Speedvale Avenue West was third.

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Out of all of the crashes, 10 involved drugs or alcohol, 22 involved pedestrians and two involved cyclists.

Police said they also investigated 139 fail-to-remain collisions.

A breakdown of the numbers can be found on the Guelph police website.

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