Auto accidents in Tampa can occur on busy highways such as 1-4 and 275, or along quiet residential roads that weave through Tampa’s neighborhoods. Our Tampa lawyers handle car accidents that range from minor fender-benders with no injuries to multi-car collisions involving fatalities.
One of the top traffic violations that may cause a Tampa car accident is failing to stop at a red light. One strategy used by many cities in Florida to reduce the number of red-light runners is through red light cameras. The cameras survey intersections, and a system issues violations to drivers who run the intersections. This strategy is being debated in Tampa, as City Council members vote on whether or not to install red-light cameras at Tampa’s most dangerous intersections.
In light of the recent voting, tbo.com published a list of Tampa’s Top 20 Dangerous Intersections. The results are based on infractions issued to drivers for red-light violations.
- 40th Street and Hillsborough Avenue
- Bruce B. Downs Boulevard/30th Street and Fowler Avenue
- Hillsborough and Himes avenues
- Dale Mabry Highway and Hillsborough Avenue
- Gandy Boulevard and Manhattan Avenue
- Florida and Waters avenues
- Hillsborough and Nebraska avenues
- Columbus Drive and Dale Mabry Highway
- Armenia and Hillsborough avenues
- Dale Mabry Highway and Kennedy Boulevard
While red-light violations are one of the leading causes of car accidents in intersections, there are other factors that may contribute to a collision, including following too closely or speeding. The Tampa Police Department compiles a list of high crash locations in the Tampa area based on the number of collisions. Updated daily, the list may be viewed here.
When driving through these dangerous intersections, it is important to exercise extreme caution and pay careful attention to the roads and other drivers around you. If you have been harmed in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a claim to seek compensation for your injuries. Learn more about your legal rights by contacting auto accident lawyers. Tampa personal injury lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. represent clients injured in collisions at Tampa’s most dangerous intersections and around the Tampa Bay area, including Hyde Park, Ybor City, Carrollwood, Temple Terrace, Town ‘n’ Country, and Citrus Park.
Contact Tampa personal injury lawyers if you have been injured in a car accident. Call (888) 444-8508 or complete the Free Case Evaluation form. Burnetti, P.A. will come to you, your home, or the hospital; or if you prefer, appointments are also available at the law firm’s Tampa office, located on Harbour Island. Day and evening appointments are also available to accommodate your schedule.