Nov 29

Dangerous Intersections in Dallas

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Car Accidents, Dallas

Intersection Accidents in Dallas

The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex covers a large geographic area in which numerous cities are interconnected through a regional expressway and freeway system. Many people use personal vehicles, public transportation, and ridesharing services to get to and from destinations in the DFW area. Car accidents are tragically common.

Crashes in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex occur more frequently in certain areas than others. Higher traffic areas are usually some of the most regular sites of collisions.

Most Dangerous Intersections in Dallas

Texas Monthly reports that a study was conducted evaluating Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) data from 2012 and 2015. The study determined a list of the 279 most dangerous intersections in Texas. The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex had multiple listings.

In Dallas, the most dangerous intersections included:

  • Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway and Skillman Street — 132 crashes, 107 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Central Texas Expressway and Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway — 78 crashes, 90 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Belt Line Road and Dallas Parkway — 133 crashes, 66 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Northwest Highway and Walton Walker Boulevard — 105 crashes, 70 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Buckner Boulevard and Military Parkway — 88 crashes, 63 injuries, 1 death
  • Buckner Boulevard and John West Road — 50 crashes, 75 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Commerce Street and Lamar Street — 68 crashes, 62 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Northwest Highway and Stemmons Fairway — 73 crashes, 60 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Buckner Boulevard and Samuel Boulevard — 56 crashes, 59 injuries, 1 death
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway and Webb Chapel Road — 53 crashes, 61 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway and Marsh Lane — 50 crashes, 61 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Central Texas Expressway and East Lovers Lane — 67 crashes, 55 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway and Midway Road — 66 crashes, 55 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Audelia Road and Forest Lane — 62 crashes, 55 injuries, 0 deaths
  • South Hampton Road and West Wheatland Road — 48 crashes, 59 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Buckner Boulevard and Northwest Highway — 50 crashes, 58 injuries, 0 deaths
  • North Hampton Road and West Jefferson Boulevard — 64 crashes, 49 injuries, 1 death
  • Buckner Boulevard and Scyene Road — 55 crashes, 54 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Central Texas Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane — 53 crashes, 51 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Greenville Avenue and Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway — 67 crashes, 42 injuries, 0 deaths
  • South Hampton Road and West Illinois Avenue — 48 crashes, 44 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Central Texas Expressway and Lemmon Avenue — 53 crashes, 40 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Dallas Parkway and Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway — 52 crashes, 40 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Hillcrest Road and Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway — 54 crashes, 37 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Market Center Boulevard and Stemmons Freeway — 53 crashes, 36 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Central Texas Expressway and Royal Lane — 52 crashes, 36 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Buckner Boulevard and Elam Road — 56 crashes, 30 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Inwood Road and Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway — 49 crashes, 32 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Abrams Road and Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway — 56 crashes, 29 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Buckner Boulevard and East R.L. Thornton Freeway — 53 crashes, 28 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway and Preston Road — 66 crashes, 23 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Dallas Parkway and Trinity Mills Road — 51 crashes, 25 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Dallas Parkway and Keller Springs Road — 54 crashes, 21 injuries, 0 deaths
  • Elm Street and Griffin Street — 48 crashes, 20 injuries, 0 deaths

Causes of Crashes in Intersections

Collisions at intersections occur for various reasons. One of the most common causes is usually one motorist’s failure to yield at an intersection controlled by a traffic sign or stop light.

Another common cause is distracted driving. Motorists who are talking or text messaging on cell phones often do not see that they are passing through intersections and cause crashes.

Numerous other causes could lead to an intersection accident. Some people may drive recklessly. Other cases involve drunk or drugged driving. It is critical for accident victims to always make sure a police report is completed after any intersection accident.

Tips for Staying Safe on the Road

Motorists should review the intersections listed here and try to take additional caution when traveling through these high-risk areas. You can reduce your chances of being involved in a crash by exercising caution when driving through these notably dangerous intersections in Dallas.

If you suffered serious injuries or our loved one was killed at a busy intersection in the greater Dallas area, make sure you contact Tate Law Offices, P.C. right away. Call us or contact us online to receive a complete evaluation of your case during a free consultation.