If you live and drive in Phoenix, chances are you’ve seen accidents at intersections before. Intersections are known to be places where accidents often occur, and Phoenix, built on a grid system, has a lot of intersections. Because drivers coming from many different directions come into contact with one another at intersections, collisions are often the result.
Traffic lights and other safety features at intersections are designed to prevent accidents and regulate the flow of traffic. Unfortunately, some intersections are better designed than others. Sometimes an intersection can be downright dangerous due to poor sight lines, improperly timed traffic lights, hills, or other issues.
Learning about the location of some of these dangerous intersections can help you to avoid them. You may be able to avoid an accident by avoiding these intersections altogether, or you may simply want to be more alert when approaching or traveling through these Phoenix intersections.
Top Dangerous Intersections in Phoenix
There are many reasons that vehicles crash at intersections; some reasons we may not even know about. Shown below are some of the well-known intersections that contribute to crashes in Phoenix.
59th Ave. and Indian School Rd.
This intersection saw a total of eighty-two collisions in 2006 and 2007. Over 73,000 vehicles travel through this intersection each day.
7th St. and Glendale Ave.
This intersection resulted in seventy-four accidents in 2006 and 2007. Left turns were a leading contributor to accidents. This could suggest an issue with the left turn arrow or timing of the light.
Thomas Rd. and 75th Ave.
Sixty-eight total crashes occurred at this intersection in 2006 and 2007. Over 60,000 vehicles travel through this intersection each day, with accidents occurring roughly evenly by day or night.
Southern Ave. and Central Ave.
In 2006 and 2007, sixty-six total accidents occurred at this intersection. Most of the accidents that occurred at this intersection happened during the day. This may suggest that rush hour or at least business hours play a role in the danger of this intersection.
27th Ave. and Camelback Rd.
It’s believed that the high traffic volume from the nearby Grand Canyon University could be a contributing factor to the high crash rate at this intersection. In 2006 and 2007, this intersection saw a total of ninety-seven collisions.
Connect with a Vehicle Collision Attorney in Phoenix, AZ
Identifying dangerous intersections is important for a variety of reasons. One, so you can avoid injury; two, so you can warn others of the danger; three, so that the city can be made aware of hazards and make changes to correct these issues.
If you’ve been injured at a dangerous intersection, you may be able to file an injury claim against the city or a government agency that failed to design a safe intersection. Reach out to the Law Offices of Michael Cordova for help getting started on a Phoenix vehicle crash claim. Call 602-265-6700, or complete the website submission form down at the bottom of this page.