Atlanta's Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections
Atlanta is an international city with what seems like infinite traffic and traffic intersections. Because intersections, by nature, are hazardous, proper traffic control measures are necessary to ensure the safety of drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. The data indicates that thousands of car accidents occur on Georgia’s roads each year, and hundreds of them happen at these dangerous intersections. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that one-third of all American traffic collisions occur in or around intersections.
Local ABC affiliate, WSB-TV Atlanta, performed an investigation in 2015 that determined the city’s most dangerous intersections. The investigation revealed more than 600 intersections in the metropolitan Atlanta area where at least two accidents occurred per week. Some of the worst locations averaged more three accidents per week.
In the hopes of helping our fellow Atlantans stay safe, we’ve compiled the below list of the top 10 most dangerous intersections in Atlanta.
10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Atlanta
Piedmont Avenue & Monroe Drive
Briarcliff Road & North Druid Hills Road
Butner Road & Camp Creek Parkway
Steve Reynolds Boulevard & Venture Drive
State Bridge Road & Medlock Bridge Road
Jimmy Carter Boulevard & Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Cobb Place Boulevard & Ernest Barrett Parkway
Covington Highway & Lithonia Road
East Park Place Boulevard & Stone Mountain Highway
Memorial Drive & N Road
What to Do If You're Injured in An Accident at An Intersection We recommend the following:
Seek medical attention immediately;
Obtain contact information from other drivers (e.g., full name, address, registration, insurance information);
Gather witness information (e.g., full name, address, phone number);
Write down details (e.g., make of car, damage, car color) of all vehicles involved in the accident;
Take photographs of any property damage or personal injuries; and
Contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Common Injuries from Intersection Accidents Intersection collisions usually included drivers being hit head-on, rear-ended, and T-boned. These collisions carry the risk of severe or even fatal injuries. Some of the most common injuries arising from intersection accidents include:
Head and brain injuries
Facial trauma, scarring, and disfigurement
Cuts, lacerations, and bruises
Neck and shoulder injuries
Back and spinal cord trauma
Broken ribs, arms, and legs
Amputated limbs or digits
Partial or total paralysis
What Compensation Am I Entitled To? After a Georgia intersection accident, your life may be turned upside down. Luckily, we are to help you get back on track. If you were injured in an intersection crash caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to significant compensation. With the help of an experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer, you can recover compensation for:
Current and future medical bills;
Related treatment expenses including physical therapy and psychiatric therapy;
Lost wages (past and future);
Pain and suffering; and
Loss of enjoyment or quality of life.
If you believe you have a personal injury case, we'll be happy to provide a FREE Consultation. The McPhillip Firm can help you. Call us 24 hours/7 days a week at (404) 999-5LAW.
You can also visit us online at www.themcphillipfirm.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form.