Most Dangerous Intersections in HuntsvilllePublished: Aug 22, 2018 in Car Accidents, Personal Injury
Huntsville may currently be Alabama’s third-largest city, but it is well on its way to becoming number one. Recent data shows that it added the most residents of any city in the state between 2015 and 2016. Population growth also increases the number of motorists, leading to more accidents on the roadways and at the city’s most dangerous intersections. If you were a victim of one of these accidents, consider calling a Huntsville car accident lawyer to discuss your options.
Belt & Bruner, P.C. has helped clients in Mobile, Montgomery, and Huntsville with their car accident cases. Contact us today at (256) 513-6848, and schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced car accident lawyers.
Huntsville’s Most Dangerous Intersections
Most accidents occur at intersections. While it may seem like an unlikely scene of an accident, since drivers often have to slow down when encountering them, intersections actually have a lot of issues. Some of Huntsville’s deadliest intersections have:
- A great deal of traffic, especially when two busy roads are intersecting
- Confusing signage or old signs that are difficult to read
- Obstructions that block a driver’s ability to see all the traffic
- A crosswalk for pedestrians that is not well-lit or properly notated
When driving through Huntsville, you’re likely to encounter the worst issues at:
- Old Madison Pike and Research Park Boulevard
- Jordan Lane and University Drive
- University Drive and Memorial Parkway (travelling south)
- Jordan Lane and I-565
- I-565 and Research Park
- Mastin Lake Road and Memorial Parkway
- Governors Drive and Memorial Parkway
- Sparkman Drive and I-565
- Jordan Lane/State Route 53 and Research Park Boulevard
- Memorial Parkway between Clinton Avenue and Governors Drive
Roadwork Causing Problems at a Dangerous Intersection
The late summer construction at Highway 72 and Burgreen Road may be worsening this deadly intersection. Construction crews have posted different speed limits for the eastbound and westbound lanes, creating confusion for drivers. Additionally, the intersection is notorious for creating blind spots, leading to drivers accidentally pulling out in front of other cars and causing accidents.
Construction crews are adding lanes to County Road and Highway 72, which will expand that intersection and thin out traffic. Since the road work isn’t expected to be completed until next summer, the alternate speed limits will remain in place in an effort to protect the crews working on the road. However, engineers with the Alabama Department of Transportation are exploring the possibility of adding a stoplight to the intersection, which could help reduce accidents.
Talk To an Experienced Huntsville Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you’ve been in a car wreck, either in one of these dangerous intersections or anywhere else in the city, you could be entitled to seek compensation. When the accident is the result of another driver’s negligence, the reckless party might be responsible for reimbursing your expenses. Damages can include:
- Medical expenses
- Current and future loss of earning potential
- Costs to repair your car and any personal property inside the vehicle that was damaged
- Physical pain
- Mental Anguish
It’s important to speak to a car accident lawyer as soon as you can. At Belt & Bruner, P.C., we can start preparing your case right away. We will file the necessary paperwork with the court, and be the main point of contact for the insurance companies. We understand how difficult it is to get back on your feet after a debilitating injury, and we will do everything in our power to allow you the time you need to recover.