Georgia is home to hundreds of miles of city streets, highways, and private roads. While most of these roads are safe, some intersections are worse. In fact, some intersections in our state can be hazardous.
It should be noted that driving is inherently risky. You cannot control the actions of other drivers on the road. By being proactive and knowing which streets to avoid or take with caution, you may reduce the chances of an accident in your future.
Driving Has Its Variables
Driving does have uncertain variables, and while these variables were considered in the research (such as weather, traffic, and driver reactions), several studies have found that a few intersections and roadways are more dangerous than others.
One investigation in 2015 assessed the dangerous roads of Atlanta. They found that in 2015, 615 various intersections would average two or more accidents each week. The tenth most dangerous intersection in the Atlanta area was the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive. In a single month, there were 12 accidents at the location alone.
DeKalb County was at the ninth spot due to the intersection of Briarcliff Road and North Druid Hills Road, which had 13 accidents in the month of July alone.
The Top 5 Most Dangerous Intersections in Atlanta
- Jimmy Carter Boulevard at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard – Saw 17 car accidents in a 30-day period.
- Cobb Parkway and Earnest Barrett Parkway – Saw 18 accidents in a 30-day span.
- Covington Highway at Lithonia Industrial Boulevard – Saw 19 accidents in a period of 30 days.
- Stone Mountain Highway and East Park Place Boulevard – Saw an astounding 20 accidents in a 30-day period.
- Memorial Drive and North Hariston Road – Tragically saw 22 accidents in 30 days, which was almost one accident per day.
There are also other intersections in Atlanta that are popular and have higher accident rates. While they were not at the top of the list, these intersections include:
- Marietta Road and Bolton Road
- Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street
- Welcome All Road and Camp Creek Parkway
- Peachtree Street and Buford Highway
- Delmoor Court and Delmar Lane
- Campbelltown Road at Barge Road
Most Car Accidents Happen at Intersections
It should not be surprising that most accidents occur at intersections. Intersections are where groups of vehicles meet, and all it takes is one driver that is not paying attention to cause an accident. One study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 40 percent of motor vehicle collisions occur at intersections. Therefore, it would be wise to do what you can to avoid dangerous intersections, and always be on the lookout for all vehicles.
What Can You Do If You Are Injured in an Accident?
Injuries from motor vehicle accidents could be minor, or they could be severe. Regardless, you will have damages. When your accident occurs because of a negligent driver, you have the right to collect compensation from that driver. Speak with an attorney regarding your accident by talking to an accomplished Georgia advocate.
In the event that you’re injured in an accident, you’re required to give a statement to your insurance company, but you’re always allowed to have a lawyer present when making that statement.
Attorney Clarke Nash is here to help you and your family receive the compensation you deserve for your case. To explore your options, schedule a consultation with him today at 912-200-5292 or request more information online.