Dangerous Intersections in Miami
Road traffic accidents are extremely common occurrences, with more than a thousand crashes reported in Florida every day in 2016. While road traffic collisions (RTC’s) can occur anywhere, there are certain areas of roads that pose a higher risk than others.
Intersections are considered to be particularly common areas for an road traffic collisions. This is because intersections are where multiple roads meet, and where traffic can be flowing in three, four or even more directions. While this flow of traffic is controlled, usually by stop signs or lights, accidents can still occur.
An road traffic collisions can have devastating consequences for those involved in the incident and their families. While some people are lucky enough to escape with minor injuries, others may suffer from life-changing disabilities that see them undergoing extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. A small percentage of RTCs prove fatal for one or more of the people involved, ripping families apart. When someone else was responsible for the maneuver that caused the crash, it can be that much harder to bear.
While south Florida is full of intersections, some are definitely considered to pose a higher risk of being involved in an road traffic accidents than others. Here is our guide to some of the most dangerous intersections in Miami.
The intersection of NE Second Avenue and 36th Street is arguably one of the most frustrating in the city. There are three roads located alongside working railroad tracks, and traffic regularly backs up across the entire intersection. Concentration needs to be at a maximum when traveling through this intersection.
Intersecting at SW 117th Avenue and Kendall Drive is a veritable mess of suburban traffic. In fact, the traffic is so bad that members of the Kendall Federation of Homeowners Associations demanded a moratorium on building new homes in the area until the traffic problem, particularly at this intersection, is improved.
With six lanes of traffic travelling impatiently in each direction, SW 117th Avenue and 152nd Street is considered by many to be the second most dangerous intersection in Miami-Dade. The confusing signage and bright Florida sun add the challenges faced by drivers visiting this intersection.
If you are considering heading through the intersection at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard, it isn’t just other vehicles you will have to watch out for. Pedestrians are in abundance along this stretch of road, many of whom are too impatient to wait for the ‘Walk” sign to tell them it is safe to cross.
Another intersection rife with tourists is that of Alton Road and Dade Boulevard. Traffic regularly backs up towards both South Beach and up to the Julia Tuttle Causeway in the other direction, meaning drivers need to be both extremely patient and cautious.
According to data from the Miami-Dade Department of Transit, the intersection at NE First Avenue and NE Sixth Street is considered to be the most dangerous in the entire county.
While the above stretches of road are often considered more dangerous than many others, car accidents can happen in any place and at any time. If you are someone you love is involved in an RTC that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation for any medical expenses and loss of earnings that you have incurred, and for the physical and emotional trauma you have experienced.
At the offices of Juan Lucas Alvarez P.A. we specialize in pursuing personal injury claims for a variety of circumstances, including those received in a Florida car accident. Using our knowledge and experience, we can work with you to piece together the details of your accident, and build an exceptionally strong case that will see you fairly compensated for the damages you have incurred. To arrange your complimentary consultation, please contact our office today.