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Pandemic has reduced the number of vehicle collisions

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Journal Staff

Motor vehicle collisions in Sarnia have fallen sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sarnia Police recorded 205 collisions in the first quarter of this year, down 45% from the same period in 2020 and before the pandemic began, according to a new report from police and Accident Support Services International Ltd. said.

Seventeen people were injured in car crashes during the first three months of this year, 30% fewer than the previous year, with one fatality each year.

Fifty-seven collisions took place in parking lots, which was more than on roads or intersections or on private drives.

Most happened around 3 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays saw the highest number of collisions, the report said.

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