While car accidents can happen just about anywhere and at any time, there are some places that have worse luck than others. Though Florida is famous for its annual Daytona 500 NASCAR race, it is also home to some of the most dangerous roads.
For the past several decades, this beautiful and sunny state has had the not-so-honorable distinction of harboring not just precarious highways, but also several hazardous streets. Let’s take a look at a few of these roadways that you should try to avoid while journeying through the state of Florida.
Dangerous Highways Where Many Car Accidents Occur
Florida Turnpike: Also known as Sunshine State Parkway, the Florida Turnpike runs through 11 counties in Florida. Road debris – thanks to hundreds of vacationers traversing these roads – and fast drivers make this highway a bit treacherous to drive through. Authorities have instituted a “Stay Right at Night” campaign, hoping to bring down the number of wrong-way crashes.
I-95 corridor: The Interstate 95 that runs along the Atlantic coast for over 1,000 miles and passes through 15 states is very congested for over 60% of its length. It sees about 300,000 vehicles every day. The section of this interstate that passes through Miami-Dade and Broward is said to be the most dangerous, and records 1.73 fatal car accidents every mile, mainly caused due to distracted driving.
Accident-Prone Roads and Streets
Orange Avenue from Gore Street to Kaley Street – State Road 527: Central Florida has earned the distinction of being one of the most pedestrian-unfriendly places in the US. One such unsafe road is the State Road 527, which is a four lane stretch that houses the famous Orlando Regional Medical Center, among many other retail stores. Though it has signs that urge drivers to stay within the speed limit of 35 miles per hour, it is seldom respected. Getting across this four lane stretch can get tricky at times.
NE Second Avenue and 36th Street in Midtown Miami: South Florida, they say, can easily top the list for ‘cities with terrible urban planning’. One such road that screams out accidents is the NE Second Avenue and 36th Street. As cars try to execute a left turn to head onto 36th street, they backup right across the intersection. This causes a block in the northbound traffic.
S. 98: There are a number of risky roads in North Florida, too. But, the S 98 tops the list fair and square. Google the road and the first result that will stare back into your face is ‘Bloody 98’. This road has been poorly designed and is a pedestrian hazard. The road records the highest number of pedestrian fatalities caused by cars each year.
If you or someone you know has been in a car accident and sustained severe injuries, be sure to contact one of the talented car accident attorneys at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, P.A. to file for compensation for your injuries and suffering. We can help to ensure your rights are protected and you get the best chance at receiving the compensation you need to get your life back on track.