Dangerous Roads in Phoenix
While it is impossible to predict exactly when and where a car accident will occur, there are certain roads and intersections in Phoenix that are more prone to motor vehicle accidents. Generally, roadways with the highest traffic volumes will experience the most collisions - however, car accidents can also happen in busy intersections, on highways and on rural roads, as well.
It is important for Phoenix drivers to be aware of the most dangerous roads in order to exercise extra caution while behind the wheel.
Dangerous Intersections, Roads and Highways in Phoenix
Every year, a majority of Arizona car accidents happen at busy intersections. According to a high rate of collision at these locations, some of the most dangerous intersections in Phoenix include the following:
- 7th Street and Bell Road
- 19th Avenue and Northern Avenue
- 32nd Street and Greenway
- 35th Avenue and Peoria Avenue
- 35th Avenue and Dunlap Avenue
- 43rd Avenue and Peoria Avenue
- 19th Avenue and Dunlap Avenue
- 27th Avenue and Camelback Road
- 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road
- 35th Avenue and Bethany Home Avenue
- 59th Avenue and Indian School Road
- 67th Avenue and Indian School Road
- 67th Avenue and McDowell Road
For more information on dangerous Phoenix intersections, view the Street Transportation Department’s Phoenix Traffic Collision Summary.
Car accidents are just as likely to happen on rural roads as they are at busy intersections. According to a report conducted by TRIP, a national transportation research group, in 2009, there were 807 traffic fatalities in Arizona.
Out of that number, 314 of those accidents happened on rural roads.
Due to the high speeds of vehicles involved, car crashes on Arizona highways usually result in serious and debilitating injuries. Some of the more dangerous highways and state routes in Phoenix include:
- Interstate I-10 in Maricopa County
- Interstate I-10 in Pinal County, between Phoenix and Tucson
- Interstate I-17
- State Highway 93
- State Routes 92 and 179
- Maricopa County’s Indian School Road
Contact a Phoenix Auto Accident Attorney
Being a defensive driver is the best way to avoid an Arizona car accident. Part of being a defensive driver is awareness of dangerous roadways. Whether it is a busy intersection, a rural road or a highway, knowing of and anticipating driving hazards is the best way to stay safe on Phoenix roads.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury on a dangerous Arizona road, you may have legal recourse. With the help and guidance of an experienced Phoenix auto accident attorney, YOU may be eligible to recover losses from medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages related to your accident.
To schedule a free and confidential case evaluation with one of our Arizona car accident lawyers here at the Phillips Law Group, contact us today by filling out our online contact form to the right!