The intersection at Theatre Road and Victoria Avenue was the busiest intersection for crashes in 2019. 41 collisions in that spot were reported to ICBC last year, nine of which resulted in casualties. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Here were the worst Cranbrook intersections for crashes in 2019

There were over 1,300 crashes reported to ICBC last year

It won’t come as a surprise to most Cranbrook folks that the busiest intersection for crashes last year was in the middle of town at Theatre Road and Victoria Avenue.

According to the ICBC database, 41 car crashes occurred at the main highway intersection in 2019. 11 of the 41 crashes resulted in casualties.

The second busiest intersection for collisions in Cranbrook last year was near the intersection of the iconic Cranbrook arches; the turning lane at King Street and 9th Avenue. There were 14 crashes reported in that intersection last year, nine of which resulted in casualties.

Another intersection notorious for collisions is the highway intersection at Hwy 95A, Mission Road and Theatre Road. Nine crashes were reported last year at this intersection.

Other busy intersections for collisions include 10th Avenue and Baker Street, 6th Street and Cranbrook Street, and Cranbrook Street North and Van Horse Street North.

In total, there were 1,364 collisions reported to ICBC last year in Cranbrook. 489 of them were single vehicle, while 311 were listed as ‘undetermined’. 272 crashes were caused by side impact and 155 were rear end collisions.

Over the past five years, there have been a total of 6,960 crashes in Cranbrook that were reported to ICBC. Of those crashes, the busiest intersection remains the same at Theatre Road and Victoria Avenue with a total of 200 crashes.

The worst intersection in Kimberley for collisions is at Mark St. and Wallinger Avenue holds, with 13 collisions for the years 2015 through 2019

Just out of town, Highway 95A and Thomason Rd. had 11 collisions.

Next is Ross Street and Wallinger Avenue with ten crashes.

READ MORE: ICBC moves to appointment-based system for all in-office driver services

READ MORE: Traffic lights installed at Theatre Rd/Hwy 95A intersection

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Want to support local journalism during the pandemic? Make a donation here.

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

Just Posted

Interior Health reports three additional COVID-19 cases in region

The number of cases in the region since the beginning of the pandemic are now at 492

Conservative opposition critic tours through Kootenay riding on listening tour

Pierre Poilievre, the Tory finance critic, gathering local feedback on pandemic supports, recovery issues

It happened this week in 1913

Sept. 13 - 19. Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

BC Wildfire Service lifts area restriction around Doctor Creek fire

The BC Wildfire Service has lifted an area restriction around the Doctor… Continue reading

Council approves fuel treatment project up Gold Creek

Council also endorses grant applications for funding additional treatment and FireSmart activities

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

CHARTS: Beyond Metro Vancouver, COVID-19 cases in B.C. haven’t increased much recently

COVID-19 case counts outside of Metro Vancouver have been level since July

70-year-old punched in the head in dispute over disability parking space in Nanaimo

Senior’s turban knocked off in incident at mall parking lot

Most Read