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Florida Is Home to Many Dangerous Intersections in the Country

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Florida is already one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians. A new analysis indicates why that is so. According to data by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, several of the most dangerous intersections in the country are located in Florida. Many pedestrian accidents occur near intersections, and many of these intersections, suffer from varied design flaws.

According to the data, intersections that were included on the list of dangerous intersections, had several common factors, including poor signage, bad lighting, lack of continuous sidewalks, and aggressive motorists. Many of these intersections saw high volumes of traffic, placing pedestrians and bicyclists at risk of being injured in accidents.

The most dangerous intersection in the country is in Pennsylvania. Florida accounted for five of the other most dangerous intersections in the country. These included the Intersection of State Road 40 and State Road in 19 in Astor, Intersection of North Semoran Boulevard and Old Cheney Highway in Orlando, the Intersection of Visat del Lago Boulevard and Route 192 in Kissimmee, the Intersection of S. Scenic Hwy. and County Road 700 in Frostproof, the intersection of Hialeah Gardens Boulevard and North Okeechobee in Hialeah Gardens. Each of these intersections saw an average of 6 fatal accidents over a 10 year time period.

The other most dangerous intersections in the country are located in New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Missouri.

Pedestrians who are involved in accidents may suffer catastrophic injuries that require extensive hospitalization, and could even result in disability. If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, you could possibly be eligible for compensation that includes medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Speak to an Orlando car accident pedestrian accident lawyer about filing a claim for your losses.



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