Car accidents can happen anywhere at any time. But they frequently happen at intersections. It is often where drivers must be most alert and make sound decisions. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Each day, countless people throughout Broward County are injured in car accidents. From Miramar all the way to up Deerfield Beach, many of them happen at intersections. But not all intersections are the same. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there are seven that are particularly dangerous.
Broward’s 7 Most Dangerous Intersections
Each day, every driver comes across their share of intersections during their daily commute. Traffic lights and signs are often a valuable tools to help traffic flow smoothly. But not everybody follows the rules of the road. It only takes one careless or reckless driver to cause a major accident, resulting in catastrophic injuries or even death. Certain intersections pose even greater dangers because they may be located in area of low light with heavy traffic and many road hazards. Here are Broward County’s most dangerous intersections.
- Sunrise Boulevard and Andrew Avenue in Fort Lauderdale
- Pines Boulevard and Flamingo Road in Pembroke Pines
- A1A and Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale
- West Oakland Park Boulevard and NW 50th Avenue in Lauderdale Lakes
- U.S. 27 and Griffin Road in Southwest Ranches
- Atlantic Boulevard and U.S. 1 in Pompano Beach
- NE 26th Street and Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale
There were more than 38,000 car accidents reported in Broward County last year. Only Miami-Dade County had more accidents in the entire state. However, when it comes to car accident per capita, Broward County is tops in Florida. Of the above mentioned intersections, some have been notorious car accident magnets for a long times. At one time, the intersection at Pines Boulevard and Flamingo Road was once rated the most dangerous in the nation. As the population of Pembroke Pines has continued to grow and move toward the west, so too have the number of car accidents. The intersection is also located near a busy shopping center and C.B. Smith Park, which is a constant hub of activity. The area is located the Century Village retirement community. While many elderly motorists are capable of driving safely and obey the rules of the road, age does play a role in the erosion of driving skills. One recent study recently revealed drivers over the age of 65 are more impaired than the average person with a .05 blood alcohol level–the new legal drinking limit in Utah.
A Cooper City Car Accident Attorney Can Help
Whether you have been in a fender bender or have suffered a catastrophic injury, it is vital to seek legal representation from an experienced and knowledgeable legal professional. For more than 30 years, Cooper City car accident attorney Bradley S. Hartman has successfully represented countless people who have been injured in car accidents. He and his legal team utilize an aggressive and comprehensive approach to help accident victims recover the maximum compensation need to account for their medical bills, damages, lost wages along with their pain and suffering. He and his staff work diligently in the both the courtroom and behind the scenes to ensure your rights are protected. It is part of their commitment of placing each client in the best position to succeed. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, contact the Law Office of Bradley S. Hartman and schedule a free initial consultation today.