Many Drivers and Passengers Lose Their Lives In Deadly Intersections. For most of us, traveling by car is a daily activity. We use our cars to go to work, to take our kids to school, and to run errands. It can be easy to underestimate the dangers we face as we drive each day. There are millions of cars on the road at any given moment—and, tragically, many drivers and passengers lose their lives every day in motor vehicle accidents.
In some areas, there are intersections that are known to be dangerous, especially during times of increased traffic, such as holiday weekends. They may have poor visibility, sharp turns, or other types of dangers that drivers may encounter. Raising awareness of these dangerous intersections will allow drivers to prepare accordingly, and, hopefully, avoid deadly accidents.
New York’s Most Dangerous Intersections
In New York, the most dangerous intersection is located in Brooklyn. Information from Badintersections.com revealed that the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Tillary Street reports far more accidents than any other intersection in New York. This is where traffic meets from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Manhattan Bridge. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, was analyzed to determine which intersection in each state poses the greatest risk to drivers.
In New York, roughly 425 accidents have occurred at the Flatbush Avenue and Tillary Street intersection since 2012. Another researcher estimated that 180 accidents occur at this junction every year. Some of the accidents are deadly—in 2013, a motorist turned left and hit a motorcyclist, killing him.
Tillary Street spans roughly 9 blocks between Navy Street in DUMBO and Cadman Plaza West in Brooklyn Heights. The roadway was included in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan, which aims to reduce the amount of traffic deaths.
Though the Brooklyn intersection is quite dangerous, it is not one of the most dangerous intersections in the United States. According to Time Magazine study, the most dangerous intersection is located in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
Other intersections that also reported multiple deaths include:
- New Jersey: East Jersey and Spring streets in Elizabeth
- Missouri: Montgomery Street and North Grand Boulevard in St. Louis
- North Carolina: New Leicester Highway and Patton Avenue in Asheville
- South Carolina: Seewee Road and North Highway 17 in Awendaw
- Mississippi: Routes 98 and 63 in Lucedale
- Florida: State Roads 19 and 40 in Astor
- Florida: Old Cheney Highway and North Semoran Boulevard in Orlando
- Florida: Route 192 and Vista Del Lago Boulevard in Kissimmee
- Florida: County Road 700 and South Scenic Highway in Frostproof
- Florida: North Okeechobee Road and Hialeah Gardens Boulevard in Hialeah Gardens
- Maine: Route 2 and Allen Street in Wilton
The most dangerous intersections in each state are:
- Alaska: Egan & Yandukin in Juneau
- Alabama: University Boulevard and 28th Street in Birmingham
- Arkansas: Asher & University in Little Rock
- Arizona: 59th Avenue and Olive Avenue in Glendale
- California: Devonshire Street and Reseda Boulevard in Northridge
- Colorado: MLK and Quebec in Denver
- Connecticut: Merritt Parkway Mile Marker 46.42-47.03 in New Haven
- Delaware: U.S. 9, Market Street and South Dupont Boulevard in Georgetown
- Washington, D.C.: Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road
- Florida: Hialeah Gardens Boulevard and Okeechobee Road in Hialeah Gardens
- Georgia: Memorial Drive and North Hairston Road in Stone Mountain
- Hawaii: 1450 Block of Ala Moana Boulevard in Honolulu
- Iowa: Ankeny Boulevard and 1st Street in Ankeny
- Idaho: I-84 at Highway 69 in Kuna
- Illinois: Stony Island Avenue and South Chicago Avenue in Chicago
- Indiana: 38th Street and Guion in Indianapolis
- Kansas: Kellogg and Seneca in Wichita
- Kentucky: Second Street and Broadway in Louisville
- Louisiana: Canal Street and North Dorgenois Street in New Orleans
- Massachusetts: I-93 and Columbia Road in Boston
- Maryland: Reisterstown Road and Gwynns Falls Parkway in Baltimore
- Maine: Allen Street and Route 2 in Wilton
- Michigan: 14 Mile Road and Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield Township
- Minnesota: Highway 14 and 15 in New Ulm
- Missouri: North Grand Boulevard and Montgomery Street in St. Louis
- Mississippi: Route 63 and 98 in Lucedale
- Montana: Orange and Front Street in Missoula
- North Carolina: Leicester Highway and Patton Avenue in Asheville
- North Dakota: I-29 (southbound) and 13 Avenue South in Fargo
- Nebraska: 132nd Street, Industrial Road, Millard Avenue and L Street in Omaha
- New Hampshire: Main Street and Broadway in Salem
- New Jersey: East Jersey Street and Spring Street in Newark
- New Mexico: Montgomery Boulevard and San Mateo Boulevard in Albuquerque
- Nevada: Rancho and Cheyenne in Las Vegas
- New York: Flatbush Avenue and Tillary Street in Brooklyn
- Ohio: James Road and Broad Street in Columbus
- Oklahoma: Penn Avenue and Memorial Road in Oklahoma City
- Oregon: US-26 and I-405 in Portland
- Pennsylvania: Knights Road and Street Road in Bensalem
- Rhode Island: Exit 20 on I-95 in Providence
- South Carolina: North Highway 17 and Seewee Road in Awendaw
- South Dakota: Highway 16 and Catron Boulevard in Rapid City
- Tennessee: Ridgeway Road and Poplar Avenue in Memphis
- Texas: Bissonnet Street and Sam Houston Parkway in Houston
- Utah: I-15 and Center Street in Provo
- Virginia: Hampton Roads Center Parkway and Big Bethel Road in Hampton
- Vermont: US-4 and 47 US-7 in Rutland City
- Washington: Denny & Stewart in Seattle
- Wisconsin: 35th Street North and Capital Drive West in Milwaukee
- West Virginia: Oakwood Road and U.S. 119 in Charleston
- Wyoming: Yellowstone Road and Central Avenue in Cheyenne
What happens if you are involved in an accident?
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to damages. You must show that the negligent driver breached a duty owed to you, and that this breach caused you harm. You must also provide clear evidence of the harm you have suffered. Though this may seem like a straightforward task, pursuing a legal claim for a motor vehicle accident can be complicated. Therefore, it is best to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to represent your interests.
All drivers on public roadways have a duty to operate their vehicles in a manner that is safe and reasonable under the circumstances.
This duty may be breached in a number of ways—driving while distracted, eating and driving, driving too fast in poor weather, and driving while intoxicated, for example.
The types of damages available in a motor vehicle accident claim vary depending on the facts of the case. Damages may include:
- Medical bills
- The cost of future medical care
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- The cost of any necessary remodeling, such as wheelchair ramps
- Punitive damages
Either some or all of the above listed damages may be available in a claim.
There are deadlines in place that limit how long an injured victim has to file a personal injury claim. Therefore, it is essential to meet with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected.
Contact the Experienced Car Accident Attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP Today
At Parker Waichman LLP, our Auto Accident Attorneys are experienced in all types of accident claims. We will evaluate your case and, if you retain our services, will devote our resources and talents to your recovery. To schedule your free consultation with our experienced legal team, call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).
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