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Saanich home to Vancouver Island's worst intersection

Four of the next 5 most crash-prone are all in Nanaimo
The intersection of the old Island Highway, Mostar Road and Rutherford Road was the worst in Nanaimo for crashes in 2023, according to ICBC statistics.

Nanaimo might feature most of Vancouver Island's five most dangerous intersections for crashes last year, but Saanich is home to its absolute worst.

ICBC released crash data from 2023 this month, and the stats show crashes at the intersection of Douglas Street, McKenzie Avenue and the Pat Bay Highway increased by nearly 50 per cent of the previous year, driving it to this inauspicious title.

Vancouver Island’s top 10 worst intersections (+/- from previous year):

1. Saanich: Douglas Street, McKenzie Avenue and Patricia Bay Highway - 86 crashes (+26)
2. Nanaimo: Old Island Highway, Mostar Road and Rutherford Road - 73 (+17)
3. Nanaimo: Nanaimo Parkway at Jingle Pot Road (south) - 68 (+34)
4. Nanaimo: Old Island Highway, Aulds Road and Hammond Bay Road - 66 (-5)
5. Saanich: Blanshard Street at Saanich Road - 63 (+20)
(tie) Langford: Trans-Canada Highway, Millstream Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway - 63 (+13)
7. Victoria: Douglas Street, Gorge Road, Government Road and Hillside Avenue - 60 (+7)
8. Duncan: Trans-Canada Highway at Beverly Street - 56 (+6)
9. Nanaimo: Nanaimo Parkway at Aulds Road - 53 (+10)
(tie) Victoria: Douglas Street at Finlayson Street - 53 (+14)

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