There were more than 24,160 traffic accidents reported in Hillsborough County, Florida in 2020. The year before, the area saw more than 29,000 collisions. Not surprisingly, as the third-largest city in the Sunshine State, Tampa is home to a lot of these car accidents.
Crash data suggests that certain roads and intersections in and around Tampa are more dangerous than others. Here’s what you need to know.
The Hillsborough Triangle
Naturally, car accidents often occur at relatively busy intersections. The more cars there are on the road, the greater the risk of an accident. In Tampa, three of the area’s most dangerous intersections are situated within a small 3-mile radius. Between May 2017 and August 2018, the following 3 crossroads accounted for more than 300 traffic accidents.
Sheldon Road and Waters Avenue W
This explains why the intersection Sheldon Road and Waters Avenue W has historically been the site of a relatively high number of accidents. Between 2017 and 2018, there were more than 107 collisions at this intersection.
This could be due to the fact that this intersection is near a large number of businesses. Additionally, the presence of shopping centers can increase the risk of distracted drivers causing parking lot accidents.
Anderson Road and Waters Avenue W
This is another intersection near a major shopping center, as well as several restaurants, hotels, a conference center, and more. It’s located in a fairly high-traffic area, making it more accident-prone than the less busy intersections found throughout Tampa. Between 2017 and 2018, this intersection saw a reported 103 crashes.
Waters Ave W and Hanley Road
While technically in Town ‘N’ Country, Waters Ave W and Hanley Road make up the final leg of the Hillsborough Triangle. Between May 2017 and August 2018, it saw no fewer than 98 collisions.
Waters Avenue W and Himes Avenue N
The intersection of Waters Avenue W and Himes Avenue N is among the most dangerous intersections in Tampa because it’s right between a large shopping center and an extensive apartment complex. Many people live here, work here, and visit here every single day. As a result, the chances of accidents happening increase.
Bruce B Downs Boulevard and Fletcher Avenue E
As is typically the case with the most dangerous intersections in Tampa, this one is located in a very busy part of the city. Near the intersection are a shopping center, two hospitals, a university campus, and numerous other small and large businesses. This results in conditions that significantly increase drivers’ risk of being involved in accidents.
Other Dangerous Roads and Intersections in the Tampa Area
Research that provided the information for this post also indicates there are several fairly dangerous intersections very close to Tampa in surrounding communities like Town N’ Country.
- Hillsborough Ave and Sheldon Road, Town ‘N’ Country
- US 301 and Gibsonton Drive, Riverview
- US 301 and Big Bend Road, Riverview
- Bloomingdale Ave and Bell Shoals Road, Brandon
- Bloomingdale Ave and Providence Road, Riverview
You may want to attempt to avoid these intersections if you can. At the very least, you should exercise a high degree of caution when traveling through them, whether as a motorist, pedestrian, or bicyclist.
How Catania & Catania Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’re Hurt in an Accident at One of the Most Dangerous Roads or Intersections in Tampa, FL
Florida is currently a no-fault state in regard to how victims can seek compensation after car accidents. That may change in the near future if the Governor signs legislation that would get rid of PIP requirements and make Florida an at-fault state.
In either case, you must be aware that insurance companies aren’t motivated to compensate victims properly. They have tried-and-true strategies designed to get injured parties like you to walk away with way less than you deserve – or nothing at all.
Hiring the Tampa car accident lawyers at Catania & Catania, P.A., can give you the edge you need to not only win, but maximize your financial recovery.
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- Help you make tough decisions, like whether you should settle or have our trial attorneys litigate your dispute before a judge.
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