Crashes at intersections are common. According to the data collected and published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately one-third of all motor vehicle accidents reported in the United States happen in or around an intersection. While a crash can occur at any intersection, certain intersections are high-risk areas. Recently, investigative reporters at WSB-TV Atlanta put together a report on the most dangerous intersections in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Here, our Atlanta car accident lawyers list the ten most dangerous intersections in the region.
The Most Dangerous Intersections In Metro Area
- Memorial Drive and N Road
Memorial Drive is a long stretch of road that winds through DeKalb County—going from Stone Mountain to Downtown Atlanta. Where Memorial Drive crosses N Road is one of the most dangerous intersections in all of Georgia. WSB-TV investigators found that nearly two dozen accidents occurred at the intersection in a single month. It was the most collisions for any intersection in metro Atlanta.
- East Park Place Boulevard and Stone Mountain Highway
The intersection at E Park Pl Blvd & Stone Mountain Hwy is extremely busy. The highway passes through one of the highest traveled areas of the City of Stone Mountain. It is an intersection where an eight-lane road crosses through a six-lane road. Over a one-month stretch, investigators confirmed that 21 collisions occurred at this intersection.
- Covington Highway and Lithonia Road
Covington Highway runs from Conyers to Decatur. The intersection of Covington Highway and Lithonia Road is the most dangerous intersection on this stretch of road. There were nearly 20 accidents reported at the intersection in a one-month period.
- Cobb Place Blvd. and Ernest Barrett Parkway
Commonly referred to as the ‘Barrett Parkway’, the Ernest Barrett Parkway is a well-traveled thoroughfare that runs through the northwestern part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The intersection of Barrett Parkway and Cobb Place Boulevard is a high-risk area for motor vehicle accidents.
- Jimmy Carter Blvd. and Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Named after the 39th President, Jimmy Carter Boulevard is a fifteen-mile stretch of road running across the northeastern corner of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard meet in the center of Norcross, Georgia. Similar to many other dangerous intersections, these are both very busy roads. Many thousands of cars make their way through this area each day.
- State Bridge Road and Medlock Bridge Road
In the center of Johns Creek, Georgia, State Bridge Road intersects with Medlock Bridge Road. WSB-TV investigators found that 15 collisions occurred at this intersection in a single month. In total, 16 different lanes of traffic cross at this intersection.
- Steve Reynolds Blvd. and Venture Drive
In the heart of Gwinnett County, Steve Reynolds Boulevard meets Venture Drive. This intersection has long been a problem area. In 2019, lawmakers approved a substantial intersection improvement project in order to reduce collisions. Although it is expected to take several years before all construction is completed, there are high hopes that the improvements will reduce collisions.
- Butner Road and Camp Creek Parkway
Located in the southwest corner of Atlanta, Butner Road meets Camp Creek Parkway. This intersection is notoriously dangerous because relatively fast-moving lanes of traffic are coming from all directions. Unlike many of the other most dangerous intersections in the Atlanta region, Butner Road and Camp Creek Parkway do not meet at a major commercial hub.
- Briarcliff Road and North Druid Hills Road
Briarcliff Road intersects with North Druid Hills Road in the core commercial district of North Druid Hills. It has long been known as a high-risk area for intersection collisions. The two busy stretches of road cross each other at a bit of a diagonal, making the intersection feel somewhat unnatural for drivers.
- Piedmont Ave and Monroe Drive
Piedmont Ave and Monroe Drive intersect in the Piedmont Heights neighborhood of Northeast Atlanta. The intersection is directly adjacent to the Ansley Mall. It is a busy intersection that is relatively tight. Collisions frequently occur in the narrow lanes that run through this area.
Call Our Atlanta Intersection Accident Attorneys For Immediate Help
At MG Law, our Georgia auto accident lawyers will aggressively pursue justice on your behalf. With extensive experience representing injured victims, we are committed to helping people maximize their financial support. If you or someone you care about was injured in an intersection crash, you need a strong legal advocate on your side. To schedule a no-cost, fully confidential consultation, please contact us at our Atlanta office today. We represent injured victims in Fulton County, DeKalb County, and communities beyond.
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