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Intersections are like magnets for traffic crashes. Approximately 40 percent of motor vehicle accidents happen in intersections, according to a crash analysis by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
By definition, an intersection is where two or more roads meet. Although traffic through intersections may be regulated by signs or lights, there is still the potential for collisions between those attempting to turn or cross.
Most car accidents are the result of driver error, but there are a number of additional factors that can increase the risk for collisions at intersections:
Furthermore, many intersections are places where a motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic all meet. This likewise increases the risk of severe injuries in the event of a collision.
Based on municipal accident data and media reports, the following lists highlight some of the most dangerous intersections in the greater Cincinnati and Dayton areas.
According to a WCPO News report, more than a dozen of Ohio’s 100 most dangerous intersections are in the greater Cincinnati area. These interchanges include:
These intersections were singled out as dangerous based on total crashes, injuries, and fatalities recorded by the Ohio Department of Public Safety over a three-year period.
Although Dayton’s population is roughly half that of Cincinnati, it is likewise home to some of the most dangerous intersections in Ohio. As a Dayton Daily News article about hazardous intersections notes, 11 of the state’s 100 worst intersections are in Montgomery County, which houses less than 5 percent of the state’s population.
Among Dayton’s most dangerous intersections are:
These intersections were rated as dangerous based on an assessment of total crashes, injuries and fatalities.
While it’s advisable to use extra caution at the intersections detailed here, it’s important to understand that collisions can occur at any intersection.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a crash caused by another driver’s negligence, the experienced personal injury lawyers in Cincinnati at Young, Reverman & Mazzei are here to help. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping injury victims recover the financial security they need to move forward with their lives.
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