The transportation group, All for Transportation, released a study showing the top 10 most dangerous intersections in Hillsborough County. The group based its findings on accident reports from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and collected data from May 2017 to August 2018.
10 Most Dangerous Intersections
According to the data, the 10 most dangerous intersections include:
- Sheldon Road/Waters Avenue W—107 Crashes
- Anderson Road/Waters Avenue W—103 Crashes
- Waters Avenue W/Hanley Road—98 Crashes
- Hillsborough Avenue W/Sheldon Road—96 Crashes
- 301 HW S/Gibsonton Drive—95 Crashes
- Waters Avenue/Himes Avenue N—89 Crashes
- 301 HW S/Big Bend Road—86 Crashes
- Bruce B Downs Bl/Fletcher Avenue E—84 Crashes
- Bloomingdale Avenue/Bell Shoals Road—82 Crashes
- Bloomingdale Avenue/Providence Road—81 Crashes
Waters Avenue makes four appearances in the top 10 rankings, including the top 3 most dangerous intersections. These 3 most dangerous intersections are clustered in a deadly three-mile radius. According to the statistics, there is nearly one accident per day on this stretch of roadway.
All for Transportation blames the dangerousness of these intersections on bad roadway design and poor lighting. The group is working toward increasing funding, through a sales tax increase, for roadway improvements including new streetlights to help with nighttime visibility. In addition, the group is campaigning for safety enhancements such as smart traffic signals that time traffic flow to eliminate backups and reduce red-light running. They also hope better designed sidewalks and turn lanes can cut back on accidents.
Additional factors contributing to the high rate of accidents include the population explosion that has occurred in the area leading to more cars on the road. This also means an increase in the number of distracted drivers which is a factor in many accidents. Drivers sitting in congested traffic are more likely to be distracted by their phones and pay less attention to the road. Adding road capacity could improve the congestion and cut back on accidents.
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a car accident at one of these dangerous intersections, you should consult with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk have extensive experience representing car accident victims. Contact us online today or call us at 1-800-753-5203 to set up your free consultation.