The Boca Raton Patch reports on the most dangerous intersections in Broward County, Florida.
Broward County has beautiful homes, a booming economy, and year-round good weather. Its no wonder that people are flocking to this Florida County in greater numbers, but with that increase in population, comes an increase in traffic. That also brings with it an increase in traffic accidents.
Broward County has some of the most dangerous intersections in south Florida. 2018 had 41,068 crashes in Broward County alone. 213 of those crashes resulted in fatalities. There were 24,674 injuries reported in all of those crashes.
While accidents can happen anywhere, the following intersections in Broward are the most crash-prone.
Atlantic Boulevard and U.S. 1. – There were more than 6,000 accidents at this intersection in Pompano Beach.
Sunrise Boulevard at Andrews Avenue; A1A and Las Olas Boulevard, which had over 1,000 accidents in 2018; and the intersection of NE 26th Street and Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale are all intersections with a high amount of accidents.
In Pembroke Pines, the most dangerous intersection was Pines Boulevard and South Flamingo Road. This intersection was the most dangerous intersection in the nation at one point.
In the city of Sunrise, the most dangerous intersection is at West Oakland Park Boulevard and NW 50th Avenue.
This study does not include accidents that occur along the I-95 corridor.
According to the Florida Integrated Report Exchange System, in 2017, there were 388,032 car crashes. The crashes can be further broken down into the number of injuries, fatalities, and also pedestrian related accidents. Of those crashes, there were 161,218 that involved injuries. There were 246,285 injuries in those crashes. 2,709 of the crashes involved fatalities. There were 2,892 total fatalities in those fatal crashes. The great majority of these crashes, 223,973, involved property damage. Pedestrians were involved in 9,017 of the crashes and in those crashes, there were 603 pedestrian fatalities.