If you drive, walk, or bike around Denver, there’s a chance that you may be involved in a collision with other vehicles, pedestrians, motorcyclists, or bicyclists one day. Staying focused on the road and obeying all traffic laws can help you reduce the risk of being involved in an accident. Another way to protect yourself is by avoiding certain areas that seem to have high rates of accidents. According to traffic data, these are the most dangerous intersections in Denver:
Interstate 25 at 6th Avenue
From January 1st to March 5th of this year, there were 60 accidents at the intersection of Interstate 25 and 6th Avenue. If this rate remains consistent, it means that there will be around 360 accidents at this intersection by the end of the year.
Interstate 70 at Interstate 25
Through the same time period, there were 35 car accidents at the intersection of Interstate 70 and Interstate 25. The highway splits in two at this point so drivers can choose to continue on Interstate 25 South or Interstate 70, or veer to the right to get off at Interstate 25 North. It’s possible that many of these accidents were caused by drivers who switched lanes at the last minute to get off at the right road.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd and Quebec St.
Data was pulled from a five-month period in 2015 and 2016 for this intersection. During the five-month period in 2015, there were 11 car accidents, but that number increased to 26 during the same five-month period in 2016, which represents a 136% increase. Data from this year is not yet available for this intersection, but based on the numbers from 2015 and 2016, it is clear that this is one of the most dangerous intersections in Denver.
- Federal Blvd and Alameda Ave.
This is a major intersection, so it’s not surprising that it makes the list of the most dangerous in Denver. There were 15 accidents at this intersection during a five-month period in 2016, which represents a 7% increase over the same five-month period of 2015.
These may be the most dangerous intersections in the area, but the truth is that accidents can happen anywhere. Even if you avoid these intersections, there’s no way for you to completely eliminate the possibility that you will one day end up in a traffic accident.
If you have been injured in a traffic accident anywhere in Denver, contact Reisch Law Firm as soon as possible. We can help you through every step of the process of filing a personal injury claim and recovering the compensation that you deserve. Schedule a consultation with our team by calling 303-291-0555 or filling out this online form.