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The Worst Intersections in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is one of the best known cities in Florida. If you are not interested in dealing with the hustle and bustle of major metropolitan areas such as Miami, Tampa, or Jacksonville, then you will more than likely visit or live in our city to enjoy some of the best beaches, restaurants, and attractions that Florida has to offer. But the city of Fort Lauderdale has an estimated population of 180,072 residents, according to data gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2017. This does not include the large amount of tourists that visit Fort Lauderdale each year. With such a large amount of people driving on a day to day basis, it is no surprise that we have a serious problem with car accidents in Broward county.

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were an estimated 41,755 car accidents with 245 fatalities and 25,361 injuries in Broward county in 2016. The number of accidents represents an 8.71% percent increase from the 38,409 accidents that occured in 2016. Moreover, the amount fatalities and injuries both increased by 10.86% and 8.04% respectively. Given this data, you, as driver, should be cognizant of some of the most dangerous intersections in the city.

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3 of the Worst Intersections in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Some intersections in Fort Lauderdale are more dangerous than others. The Broward County Planning Organization in conjunction with the Broward County government analyzed crash data gathered in 2004 and compiled a list of the most dangerous intersections in our city based on the number of intersection car accidents that occured there that year.

1. Oakland Park Boulevard and Powerline Road

It is no surprise that the intersection of Oakland Park Boulevard and Powerline Road was the most dangerous intersection in the city in 2004 with approximately 65 accidents occurring at that intersection alone. The reason being, the intersection of Oakland Park Boulevard and Powerline Road is the last intersection before the ramp to Interstate 95. Moreover, the restaurants, houses, and access points to Little River all contribute an influx of traffic and thus, a large amount of car crashes.

2. Sunrise Boulevard and Northwest 31st Street

Attractions offer our city many benefits from a tourism perspective, but they can have some unintended consequences when it comes to auto accidents. The Swap Shop, which borders the intersection of Sunrise boulevard and Northwest 31st street, is no acception. Undoubtedly, the appeal of this attraction indirectly contributed to the 58 intersection accidents that occured the intersection of Sunrise boulevard and Northwest 31st street in 2004. So, make sure to drive with caution the next time you are bargain hunting at the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop.

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3. State Road 7 and Oakland Park Boulevard

There are definitely larger and more popular malls in the city of Fort Lauderdale, but the Lakes Mall attracts a host of different people, including both locals and visitors, but the large amount of customers that the mall attracts lead to 58 accidents at the intersection of State Road 7 and Oakland Park Boulevard, and the fact that two of the most dangerous intersections in the city are located along Oakland Park Boulevard should demonstrate why you should travel down this road with extreme caution. Ironically, the DMV is located near this intersection.

Car Accident Lawyer in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Many car accidents are avoidable and can be prevented, but this is only accomplished by drivers who are aware of some of the dangers present on the road. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 37,461 traffic accident fatalities occurred nationwide in 2016, but knowing which intersections are more dangerous can help you drive safer as you travel throughout the city, which in turn, will help you protect yourself and your family from dangerous or even deadly situations.

However, thousand of Floridians are involved in car accidents every year, and unavoidable accidents do occur. As such, you should always seek the assistance of a car accident attorney if you are ever involved in a car accident. The accident itself can leave you with substantial damages to your body and your finances, but you don’t have to seek compensation for your injuries by yourself. 1-800-INJURED is a attorney and medical referral service. Our network of personal injury accident lawyers in Ft. Lauderdale have dedicated their careers to helping individuals just like you seek the compensation they deserve for their injuries. So, don’t wait. Call 1-800-INJURED today.

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