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What Are the Most Dangerous Intersections in Houston?

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 more 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.  We have four convenient office locations across the state of Texas in Corpus Christi, McAllen, San Antonio, Brownsville, and Houston along with a bilingual Spanish– and English-speaking staff to serve you.

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With over 100 years of combined experience among the legal team of Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., our Texas personal attorneys have successfully resolved over 20,000 cases. When representing injured Texas residents, we fight for justice against wrongdoing and aggressively pursue the best resolution to complex personal injury claims. Start down the road to recovery by contacting us for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.