It’s an unfortunate fact of life that auto accidents occur every day. Although a car crash can occur almost anywhere—pulling out of your driveway, merging onto a busy highway such as I-275, traveling to your local store through a Tampa neighborhood, or sitting at an intersection—there are certain locations in which Tampa auto accidents seem to occur over and over again.
Some of the common as well as dangerous locations for car crashes in Tampa often involve intersections. Here are ten intersections in which frequent auto accidents occur:
- Hillsborough and Himes Avenues
- Columbus Drive and Dale Mabry Highway
- 40th Street and Hillsborough Avenue
- Armenia and Hillsborough Avenues
- Bruce B. Downs Boulevard/30th Street and Fowler Avenue
- Dale Mabry Highway and Hillsborough Avenue
- Florida and Waters Avenues
- Hillsborough and Nebraska Avenues
- Dale Mabry Highway and Kennedy Boulevard
- Gandy Boulevard and Manhattan Avenue
There are many factors that contribute to these intersection accidents in Tampa such as speeding, following too closely (tailgating), running red lights, failing to yield, turning left or right in front of approaching traffic, driving impaired, and driving distracted. In the instance of red-light violations, the city of Tampa has installed red light cameras at several of the above dangerous intersections in hopes of making these intersections safer. Last year, city officials reported that Tampa crashes were, in fact, reduced at intersections, accomplishing their goal of attempting to change drivers’ behaviors of running red lights.
Although intersection accidents in Tampa have shown a decrease, drivers still need to be very careful when traveling through these dangerous intersections by paying extra attention and exercising extreme caution. Even the safest driver can get injured in a crash due to someone else’s negligence.
If you were injured in a Tampa auto accident at one of these dangerous intersections or at another location, you should find out your rights. Call the Mallard Law Firm today at 888-409-3805 for a free consultation with a skilled Sarasota accident attorney and request a copy of our free book What You Need to Know After a Florida Auto, Truck or Bike Accident.