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Dangerous Intersections Causing Miami Car Accidents

Everyone knows there are some bad drivers on Miami roadways. These bad drivers include not only tourists and seasonal residents, but people who live in the city year-round as well. Some people have even described driving in this part of the state as a “contact sport,” according to the Miami New Times. That description is no surprise, considering the alarming number of car accidents in Miami annually.
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This reputation raises some interesting questions, like what are the most dangerous roadways in the city? Perhaps not surprisingly, statistics show you’re most likely to get into an accident on a major highway or within sight of a Hooters.

Our Miami car accident attorneys remember a complaint that was submitted to the New Times discussing nonchalant drivers all around our city. Part of the complaint read “for the past three years, the city has neglected to repaint the street markings that show drivers where to drive.” What the complaint is discussing is the intersection of 19th Street and Dade Boulevard. Unfortunately, there are a lot of intersections that are poorly-constructed, overflowing with traffic and dangerous for all travelers.

This complaint raises the question — What are the most dangerous intersections in town? Public records from the Miami-Dade Public Works Department revealed that Kendall is the most dangerous area for intersection accidents. Surprisingly, this was drawn from the fact that the Public Works Department failed to return information regarding Miami Beach and the City of Miami to the Miami New Times. Not surprising. We’ll update you when the information is provided.

Kendall accounted for 6 out of the top 10 worst intersections. Doral accounted for the 3 of the top 10 worse intersections. Miami Lakes accounted for 1 of the worst. From 2006 to 2008, there were nearly 3,500 accidents in these areas.

Most Dangerous Intersections from 2006 to 2008:

-SW 152 St., Kendall and SW 137 Avenue in Kendall – More than 580 accidents.

-SW 152 Street and SW 117 Avenue in Kendall- More than 475 accidents.

-NW 12 Street and NW 107 Avenue in Doral – More than 420 accidents.

-SW 56 Street and SW 137 Avenue in Kendall – Nearly 400 accidents.

-SW 72 Street and SW 117 Avenue in Kendall – Nearly 380 accidents.

-NW 167 Street and NW 67 Avenue in Miami Lakes – More than 370 accidents.

-NW 36 Street and NW 72 Avenue in Doral – 340 accidents.

-SW 88 Street and SW 137 Avenue in Kendall – Nearly 295 accidents.

-NW 12 Street and NW 187 Avenue in Doral – Nearly 290 accidents.

-SW 72 Street and SW 107 Avenue in Kendall – Nearly 280 accidents.

Lastly, the Miami New Times wanted to note another dangerous intersection — NW 79 St and NW 27 Avenue in Liberty City. It’s clear that a vast majority of accidents in the area occur at intersections. Whether they are the result of road design or careless drivers, the fact of the matter is that these areas are dangerous and motorists need to be extremely cautious.

If you or someone in your family has been injured or killed in an intersection-related car accident in Miami, Fort Lauderdale or elsewhere in the South Florida area, the South Florida personal injury attorneys at Freeman & Mallard can help you understand your rights and are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve. Call today to schedule a free and confidential review of your case, 1-800-529-2368.

Additional Resources:

Miami-Dade’s Most Dangerous Intersections: Hooters, Highways, and Heavy Traffic, by Michael Miller, Miami New Times

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