What Are the Most Dangerous Car Accident Spots Where You Live?

Wonder where the most dangerous car accident spots are in your area? Check out this database from ABC Action News to find out.

ABC Action News’ partners at Scripps Howard News Service reviewed accident information spanning fifteen years and compiled a database which summarizes, by county road segments, how many fatal car accidents occurred from January 1, 1994 through Dec. 31, 2008. The database also shows the percentage of automobile accidents in which at least one driver had been drinking, at least one vehicle had been speeding or at least one death occurred to a driver or passenger who was not wearing a seat belt.

Pinellas County drivers won’t be surprised that U.S. Highway 19 tops the list, averaging over a hundred deaths a year as a result of car accidents between Pinellas and Pasco Counties. The Bay area’s most dangerous intersections for car accidents include (1) U.S. 19 and Gulf to Bay in Clearwater; (2) 38th Avenue North and 66th Street North in St. Petersburg; (3) Waters Avenue and Hanley Road in Hillsborough County; and (4) North 15th Street at East Fowler Avenue in Tampa.

The database provides a synopsis for every county in every state. Here are the Pinellas County statistics for January 1994 through December 2008:

Car Accident Deaths
Fatal Accidents 1632
Total Deaths 1714
Drinking 23.3%
Speeding 19.9%
No Seat Belts 69.2%

Roads with Highest Death Counts from Automobile Accidents
US Highway 19
Interstate I-275
State Highway SR-688

So, buckle up, drive carefully and watch out for those who don’t. Don’t have a loved one become one of these statistics. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t use excessive speed. Most importantly, don’t be distracted while driving-that is the leading cause of car accidents.

For answers to your legal questions after a Florida car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident or any type of automobile accident, contact the Personal Injury Attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes. We have been caring for clients in the Tampa Bay area since 1955.

Remember, insurance companies have attorneys looking out for their best interest after your car accident, so should you!  Contact us today!

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