Following the tragic death of a two-year-old Pitt Meadows boy who was hit by a car in a mall parking lot, ICBC has released a report that outlines crashes and injuries at Metro Vancouver's shopping centre lots.
Compiling data from 2008 to 2012, the report looks at 11 of B.C.'s malls.
Burnaby's Metrotown Mall had the highest rate, with 231 people injured within that four-year span. Of the 231, 32 were pedestrians. Park Royal in West Vancouver saw 182 victims injured, and Langley's Willowbrook Mall had 160. Despite Richmond Centre's parking fails like this one, the mall only saw 64 injuries, 15 of which were pedestrians.
“Before they throw their car in reverse and start moving, they really need to look what’s behind them,” Concord Security operations manager James Blight told CTV News. “We also see people texting and driving in parking lots, which is a big no-no.”
Starting with the highest, here are Metro Vancouver's most dangerous mall parking lots, ranked according to number of injuries:
Metrotown Mall, Burnaby: 3,590 crashes with 231 injured, including 32 pedestrians
Park Royal Mall, West Vancouver: 2,490 crashes with 182 injured, including 17 pedestrians
Willowbrook Mall, Langley: 1,540 crashes with 160 injured, including 11 pedestrians
Guildford Mall, Surrey: 1,840 crashes with 134 injured, including 14 pedestrians
Coquitlam Centre, Coquitlam: 1,610 crashes with 99 injured, including 17 pedestrians
Oakridge Mall, Vancouver: 1,490 crashes with 89 injured, including 10 pedestrians
Richmond Centre, Richmond: 1,820 crashes with 64 injured, including 15 pedestrians
Brentwood Mall, Burnaby: 1,090 crashes with 53 injured, including five pedestrians
Yaohan Centre, Richmond: 352 crashes with 13 injured, including four pedestrians
Morgan Crossing, Surrey: 118 crashes with nine injured, no pedestrians
Seven Oaks Mall, Abbotsford: 34 crashes with zero injured
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