Vancouver Pedestrian Accidents - Beware: Dangerous Intersection Ahead
Vancouver Pedestrian Accidents - "The Numbers Don't Lie"
There are a few intersections in Vancouver where a pedestrain takes takes his life in his hands when crossing the street.
And one of them is the intersection of Main and Terminal.
I was on the way back to my office on Commercial Drive ( and 11th) and was travelling through this intersection when it sudden struck me.
The intersection of Main and Terminal is a mad house. It's a varitable lunatic asylum.
Cars are barrelling down Terminal and Main trying to beat the traffic lights. People are racing to catch the bus or to get on the Skytrain. Huge numbers of people are walking in every which direction.
You see, Main and Terminal is right in the "eye of the hurricane". Its become a hub of activity for people either going to or leaving downtown Vancouver.
And unfortunately, according to statistics kept ICBC, in 2011 ( the 2012 numbers aren't out yet) Main and Terminal had the fourth-most pedestrian accidents of any intersection in Vancouver ( Main and Hastings took top prize).
Why is the intersection of Main and Terminal such a dangerous place if you're a Vancouver Pedestrian ?
Well, I was only there for less than a few minutes. But during that very brief period of time I saw : a car stopped in the middle of a crosswalk forcing pedestrians to weave around it; a pickup truck accelerating into a left turn despite the fact that the advance arrow had expired; and a whole lot more.
So, before you get involved in yet another Vancouver Pedestrian Accident, think twice before crossing the street at the intersection of Main and Terminal.
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