According to newly released data by ICBC, there were 4,547 crashes in Penticton, Oliver, Summerland, Princeton, Osoyoos, Keremeos, Okanagan Falls, Kaleden and Cawston, in 2019. (Curtis Kreklau photo - File)

According to newly released data by ICBC, there were 4,547 crashes in Penticton, Oliver, Summerland, Princeton, Osoyoos, Keremeos, Okanagan Falls, Kaleden and Cawston, in 2019. (Curtis Kreklau photo - File)

New ICBC data shows number of collisions in South Okanagan, Similkameen, by city and street

Penticton, Oliver, Summerland top charts for most vehicle crashes in 2019

Newly released crash reports by ICBC give insight to the most frequented areas for motor-vehicle accidents, broken down by city. In total, there were 4,547 crashes in Penticton, Oliver, Summerland, Princeton, Osoyoos, Keremeos, Okanagan Falls, Kaleden and Cawston, in 2019.

The following is a list of these cities, in order from highest number of incidents to lowest, with the five most frequented streets for each.

Penticton

In Penticton, there were 2,296 motor-vehicle incidents in 2019. Of these, 1,938 resulted in vehicle damage only, and 358 led to injury or fatality. The five streets with the highest number of motor-vehicle collsions last year were:

  • Main Street – 459
  • Skaha Lake Road – 138
  • Highway 97 – 137
  • Carmi Avenue – 80
  • Government Street – 52

Eckhardt Avenue West, Green Avenue West and Martin Street were close behind with 51, 46 and 46 respectively.

Oliver

In Oliver, there were 502 motor-vehicle incidents last year. Of these, 439 were property damage only, while 63 resulted in either injury or fatality. The five roadways with the most incidents were:

  • Highway 97 – 146
  • Main Street – 81
  • McKinney Road – 29
  • Fairview Road – 21
  • Tucelnuit Drive – 16

Black Sage Road was close behind at 14.

Summerland

In Summerland, there were 474 motor-vehicle incidents in 2019. Of these, 400 were vehicle damage only, while 74 resulted in injury or fatality. The top five most frequented roadways for motor vehicle accidents were:

  • Highway 97 – 127
  • Prairie Valley Road – 41
  • Victoria Road North – 29
  • Rosedale Avenue 16
  • Giants Head Road – 14

Jubilee Road West, Victoria Road South and Main Street were close behind with 13, 13, and 12 respectively.

Princeton

There were 406 motor-vehicle incidents last year in Princeton. Of these, 333 were property damage only, and 73 resulted in injury or fatality. The top five roadways with the most collisions were:

  • Highway 3 – 163
  • Highway 5A – 36
  • Bridge Street – 35
  • Princeton-Summerland Road – 23
  • Copper Mountain Road – 12

Old Hedley Road was close behind, also with 12.

Osoyoos

In Osoyoos, there were 401 motor-vehicle incidents in 2019. Of these, 356 resulted in property damage only, while 45 resulted in injury or fatality. The top five streets with the most incidents were:

  • Highway 3 – 93
  • Main Street – 59
  • Highway 97 – 58
  • Lakeshore Drive – 24
  • Cottonwood Drive – 14

Keremeos

Last year in Keremeos there were 178 motor-vehicle incidents, the majority of which happened on Highway 3. Of these, 333 were vehicle damage only, while 73 resulted in either injury or fatality. The top five roadways with the most incidents were:

  • Highway 3 – 77
  • Highway 3A – 23
  • 7th Avenue – 16
  • Unknown – 7
  • Ashnola Road – 5

Middle and Upper Bench Road were both close behind with 4 each.

In Okanagan Falls, there were 136 incidents. The majorty of these (61) took place on Highway 97, and Eastside Road (13).

Kaleden saw 85 incidents last year, the majority of which took place on Highway 97 (24), Highway 3A (21) or White Lake Road (11).

There were 69 motor-vehicle incidents in Cawston last year, the majorty of which (42) happened on Highway 3.

@PentictonNews
editor@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

motor vehicle crash

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Pen High student Myles made this Little Library in his woodworking class and it now stand in front of West Bench Elementary. (Submitted)
Penticton Secondary student makes Little Library for primary school

The Little Library has been installed in front of West Bench Elementary

The Desert Centre in Osoyoos opened on Saturday for the season. (Contributed)
Osoyoos Desert Centre opens for the season

‘Getting out in nature is one of the most important remedies [during] COVID restrictions.’

The Pencticton Vees beat the Trail Smoke Eaters 7-0 in the second to last game of the season on Saturday. (Pentiction Vees photo)
Penticton Vees play last game of season today at 4 p.m.

The Vees have dominated the league in wins and play the Cranbrook Bucks at 4 p.m.

Book Shop by Michael Law
There’s magic and colourful history at Penticton’s largest and oldest book store

The Book Shop, like so many businesses, is wanting to turn the page to the end of this pandemic

The Oliver Fire Department had to put out a fire on their own training ground, and it wasn’t one they set. (Facebook)
Vehicles torched at Oliver Fire Department training grounds

This suspected arson comes after the cars were vandalized earlier and suspicious fire the night before

(The Canadian Press)
Trudeau won’t say whether Canada supports patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines

‘Canada is at the table to help find a solution’

RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
UPDATE: Man killed in brazen daylight shooting at Vancouver airport

Details about the police incident are still unknown

Spallumcheen councillors (from left) Todd York, Gerry Popoff, Christine LeMaire, John Bakker, Joe Van Tienhoven and Andrew Casson join Mayor Christine Fraser (fourth from left) in helping to proclaim the township open for business with new signage off Highway 97A. (Township of Spallumcheen photo)
Being open for business paying dividends for Okanagan township

Spallumcheen wins provincial award, new business and building starts increase

Pieces of nephrite jade are shown at a mine site in northwestern B.C. in July 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tahltan Central Government MANDATORY CREDIT
Indigenous nation opposes jade mining in northwestern B.C.

B.C.’s Mines Act requires operators to prepare a plan to protect cultural heritage resources

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Mathieu Bourgault (13) tries unsuccessfully to deflect past West Kelowna goalie Johnny Derrick during the Warriors’ come-from-behind 7-6 BC Hockey Leaguje pod shootout victory Saturday, May 8, at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Tami Quan Photography)
West Kelowna Warriors rally to edge Salmon Arm in shootout

Warriors overcome three significant deficits to post 7-6 BCHL pod win in Vernon; Silverbacks finish pod 9-7-2-2

The body of Brenda Ware, 35, was found along Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park on Thursday, May 6, 2021. (RCMP handout)
RCMP ask for tips after woman’s body found in Kootenay National Park

Brenda Ware was found along Highway 93 in the park, 54 kilometres north of the town of Radium

People pass the red hearts on the COVID-19 Memorial Wall mourning those who have died, opposite the Houses of Parliament on the Embankment in London, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. On May 3, the British government announced that only one person had died of COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kirsty Wigglesworth
For a view of a COVID-19 future, Canadians should look across the pond

Britain, like Canada, is one of the only countries in the world to delay second doses for several months

Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) celebrates his 100th point this season with Leon Draisaitl (29) against the Vancouver Canucks during second period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, May 8, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Edmonton superstar McDavid hits 100-point mark as Oilers edge Canucks 4-3

NHL scoring leader needs just 53 games to reach century mark

Most Read