Any intersection can be dangerous for drivers and pedestrians. Collisions tend to occur at intersections more frequently than on sections of the roadway where there are no stop signs or traffic lights.
(PRWEB) July 30, 2014
Philadelphia car accident attorney Randall Flager of Flager & Associates today said a recent news article identifying the top 10 intersections for car crashes should serve as a warning to all drivers to be extra cautious when traveling through these areas.
Flager today commented on a July 10 article in NBC10.com that ranked the city’s most notorious intersections. According to the story, seven out of 10 of the most dangerous intersections in the city can be found along Roosevelt Boulevard. The most dangerous intersection, however, is in the Fishtown neighborhood at Delaware Avenue & Frankford Avenue, which had 29 accidents in the first half of 2014, according to the article. That location is just outside the entrance to SugarHouse Casino, according to the story.
“Any intersection can be dangerous for drivers and pedestrians,” Flager said. “Collisions tend to occur at intersections more frequently than on sections of the roadway where there are no stop signs or traffic lights. Intersection collisions often happen because a driver runs a red light or fails to yield the right of way to another motorist, pedestrian or bicyclist. That’s why it’s extremely important for drivers to use caution at any intersection, but be especially careful when driving through these intersections that are deemed ‘the most dangerous.’”
According to NBC10.com, the top 10 list is based on data from the Philadelphia Police Department. The following is the full list of the most dangerous intersections in Philadelphia with the number of vehicular crashes between Jan. 1, 2014, and June 15, 2014, according to NBC10.com:
1. Delaware Avenue & Frankford Avenue: 29
2. North 9th Street & Roosevelt Boulevard: 23
3. Roosevelt Boulevard & Fox Street: 22
4. Grant Avenue & Roosevelt Boulevard: 22
5. Lincoln Drive & Gypsy Lane: 21
6. Harbison Avenue & Roosevelt Boulevard: 21
7. 26th Street & Penrose Avenue: 20
8. Roosevelt Boulevard & Ridge Avenue: 19
9. Roosevelt Boulevard & Adams Avenue: 19
10. Red Lion Road & Roosevelt Boulevard: 18
Flager said the types of intersection accident injury claims his law firm has handled cover a wide range, including rear-end collisions, head-on crashes, T-bone or broadside accidents and more. He said drivers who are careless or reckless in and around intersections pose a serious danger to others on the road.
“Many of these accidents involve a negligent driver who is speeding, drunk driving or distracted by a cellphone or something else,” Flager said. “People injured in intersection accidents often face long-term medical bills. They’re often forced to miss work for an extended period of time. The financial burdens can be overwhelming. Our goal is to help people through these difficult times. We work hard to get them the compensation they need to move on with their lives.”
The NBC10.com article cited is “Top Philly Intersections for Car Crashes.”
About Flager & Associates
With offices in Trevose, New Hope, Philadelphia, and New Jersey, Flager & Associates serves the legal needs of personal injury victims throughout the five-county area. Working tirelessly to protect the rights of injury victims involved in car and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog attacks, and many other types of personal injury cases, Flager & Associates has a well-earned reputation as a Philadelphia law firm that fights diligently to earn clients the compensation they deserve. An AV-rated Philadelphia personal injury attorney, Randall Flager is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved for a small percentage of trial attorneys who have obtained settlements or verdicts totaling over $1 million for their clients.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, discuss your legal options with a Philadelphia personal injury attorney. Call Flager & Associates at 215-953-5200 for a free case evaluation.
Flager & Associates main office is located at:
1210 Northbrook Dr
Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053