As Texans, we are getting back on the road after a severe pandemic. As commuting to and from work after the lifted stay-at-home order picks up, the streets and highways of Houston will become more trafficked. Even if you are a conscientious driver and always practice safe “driving hygiene,” certain areas of Houston will always be dangerous. While these are intersections to be aware of as a cautious driver, it’s not necessary to always avoid them, especially if they are necessary for you to get to school, work, and other essential activities.
Here are some of the intersections in the Houston area that see the most accidents, both fatal and non-fatal:
- Westheimer and Dairy Ashford
- Bellaire and Ranchester
- Fannin and Pierce
- Long Point & Gessner
- Fondren & West Bellfort
- Bissonnet & Wilcrest
- Shepherd & Allen Pkwy & Kirby
- Taylor & Spring & MKT Trail
- Hawthorne & Spur 527 & Holman
- West & Airline
- Bellaire & S Gessner
- 11th & Nicholson
- Patterson & Washington
These intersections may be in your community. They may be ones you use every day, or they may be intersections you hardly use. Regardless, it would be best if you kept these most dangerous areas in mind as you go about your day as a driver in Houston.
Why are intersections more dangerous?
There are several reasons why these Intersections tend to have higher rates of accidents than straightaway roads, streets, or highways. Intersections involve several vehicles moving in different directions, with different rules about who gets the right of way if there is no light applied. For this reason, it may be easier to collide with another driver or strike a pedestrian.
What should I do if I’m in an accident?
If you’ve been in a vehicle collision, you should contact a Houston auto accident attorney, whether you were at one of these intersections or elsewhere in the city. If you were injured or your car was damaged, you may be entitled to compensation. A Houston personal injury attorney is the first step in ensuring justice is served in your car or pedestrian accident.
No one plans on being injured, but we’re here for you if you. Contact Herrman & Herrman today or give our firm a call at (361) 882-4357 to speak to one of our knowledgeable Car Accident injury attorneys. Our law firm has extensive experience in personal injury law, having handled more than 20,000 cases. We have office locations in Ft. Worth, Brownsville, McAllen, Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi South Side, San Antonio, and Houston. Herrman & Herrman has Spanish-speaking and English-speaking staff so you can discuss your legal matter in the language that you feel most comfortable speaking.