Jacksonville sprawls across Duval County. It includes farmland to the west, marshes and beaches to the east, and a dense city in the center.
Despite these varied environments, car accidents tend to cluster on a few dangerous roads and intersections. These clusters can happen for many reasons, including driver behaviors, road designs, and traffic conditions.
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How Common Are Dangerous Roads/Intersections?
Local, state, and federal government agencies use sophisticated data models to recognize patterns in traffic accidents. These patterns appear when you look at crash data over time in a particular location. They show clusters of crashes on certain dangerous roads and intersections.
These clusters can happen for many reasons, including:
- Incorrectly set speed limits
- Traffic congestion
- Poor road design
- Intersections with poor traffic control
- A lack of pedestrian or bicycle infrastructure
The Florida Traffic Safety Dashboard plots traffic accidents in Jacksonville on a heat map. This map shows dozens of hot spots where car accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and bicycle accidents happen.
Overview of the Most Dangerous Roads/Intersections in Jacksonville, FL
The hot spots for traffic accidents in Jacksonville, FL, span the entire city. But as you might expect, the biggest and hottest clusters of accidents fall close to the downtown area and near the beaches. The northeast, north, and west portions of the city have only a few minor clusters of accidents.
The Most Dangerous Roads in Jacksonville, FL
Accidents on roadways usually involve rear-end collisions. Causes of rear-end crashes typically include traffic congestion, distracted driving, tailgating, and speeding.
These accidents can cause serious injuries. Fortunately, the injuries are rarely fatal. Common rear-end collision injuries include:
- Back injuries
- Head and face injuries
Liability for rear-end crashes usually falls on the driver of the rear vehicle. That driver has a legal duty under the traffic laws to leave a gap that allows them to stop safely.
The most dangerous roads in Jacksonville include city streets, highways, and interstates. Some examples include:
I-10 has several clusters of accidents along its entire length from the Duval County line to its endpoint at the I-95 interchange. Four interchanges stand out for their volume of fatal and injury accidents:
- I-295 interchange
- Lane Ave. exit ramps and onramps
- Cassat Ave. exit ramps and onramps
- US-17 interchange
These accidents primarily arise from traffic congestion on the interstate. The speed limit allows drivers to travel at 55 miles per hour, although many drivers exceed the limit.
I-95 has a long cluster of accidents from FL-117/Norwood Ave. to the St. Johns River. Another cluster of accidents happens on the south side of the river where FL-13, FL-10, and I-95 merge.
US-90 has several hot spots as it runs from the city to the beaches. Hot spots happen at the interchanges with FL-115/Southside Blvd. and I-295. Several additional hot spots appear closer to the beaches beginning at Hodges Blvd. and at every intersection until you hit FL-A1A/3rd St.
The Most Dangerous Intersections in Jacksonville, FL
Accidents at intersections often involve a failure to yield the right of way. These accidents happen when someone proceeds out of turn and enters an intersection before it clears.
Some common examples of intersection accidents include:
- Vehicles that turn left across an oncoming car’s path
- Vehicles that turn right into the path of an oncoming car
- Vehicles that turn right, striking a pedestrian or cyclist crossing the street
- Vehicles that run red lights or stop signs and hit a car in cross-traffic
Liability for these accidents falls on the driver who failed to yield the right of way. Occasionally, road design can contribute to the accident. In these cases, liability could fall on the company that designed or built the road.
Some intersections where accidents cluster include:
- Broward Rd. and Biscayne Blvd.
- Dunn Ave. and Biscayne Blvd.
- Phoenix Ave. and E 17th St.
These intersections usually suffer from a combination of heavy traffic and poor road design.
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Traffic accidents can happen on any road or intersection. If you’ve suffered an accident at these or other hazardous locations, contact Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation to discuss your case. Our Jacksonville car accident lawyers are here to help.