It’s in Birmingham, according to AL.com. The conclusion comes from an analysis of statistics from 2003 to 2012. Stats were collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The intersection is University Boulevard and 28th Street. AL.com reports there were two deadly crashes at that intersection during the studied time period. To put this in context, time.com concluded Bensalem, PA, contained the most dangerous intersection in the nation with a total of seven deadly accidents from 2003 to 2012. In 2016, reports AL.com, 1,038 total people were killed in auto accidents in our state. Hundreds of these fatal accidents include drunk driving or speeding as a contributing factor.
This data doesn’t necessarily mean intersections are more dangerous than other roadways. But there are several hazards inherent to the crossing of two roads:
- Increased traffic
- Multiple lanes of traffic converging
- Motorists attempting to beat the red light
- Pedestrians sharing the intersection
- Motorists turning in front of oncoming traffic