Motor Vehicle Collisions

Last year, more than 600 people in Saskatchewan were injured in motor vehicle collisions while on the job. Sadly, there were eight work-related motor vehicle deaths in 2018, and motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of workplace deaths in the province.

Saskatchewan Roughrider Dan Clark was one survivor. Watch his story below.

Contributing factors to work-related motor vehicle collisions in Saskatchewan

Recently, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and SGI compared data from 2009 to 2017 to determine which contributing factors are most likely to cause motor vehicle crashes with injuries or fatalities.

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Results

The following are the results of the Saskatchewan WCB and SGI motor vehicle collision report:

What gender is more likely to be in a collision with injuries or fatalities?

Males are 1.5x more likely to be in a collision with injuries and fatalities compared to females.

Are single-vehicle collisions or multi-vehicle collisions more likely to cause injuries or fatalities?

Single vehicle collisions are more likely to result in injuries or fatalities compared to multi-vehicle collisions.

Commercial trucks and semi-trailers are 2x more likely to produce a collision with injuries or fatalities than passenger vehicles.

What impact does weather have?

Bad weather such as rain, snow, hail, fog and strong winds is 1.27x more likely to cause severe crashes with injuries or fatalities.

Are collisions more likely in the day or at night?

Driving in the dark or at dawn is 1.8x more likely to produce a collision with injuries or fatalities.

What road surfaces are most likely to cause a collision with injuries or fatalities?

  • Gravel roads
  • Wet roads
  • Snow-covered roads
  • Muddy roads

Gravel is 3x more likely to cause a collision with injuries or fatalities.

Are drivers more likely to be in a collision in winter or summer?

Collisions with injuries and fatalities are more likely in winter than summer.

What contributing factors are most likely to cause a collision with injuries or fatalities?

  • Alcohol impairment
  • Wildlife
  • Careless driving and speeding
  • Driver inexperience
  • Speeding
  • Road conditions
  • Weather
  • Taking evasive action
  • Failure to yield

View the motor vehicle collision infographic

View the motor vehicle collision infographic