Founding Member & Managing Partner at Gina Corena & Associates
Practice Areas: Personal Injury
Traffic fatalities significantly declined in Clark County and across Nevada in 2019. It’s news we can all feel good about, but certain Las Vegas roadways–and intersections in particular–remain real dangers to drivers and pedestrians alike. We took a look at some of those intersections to find out what they tell us about our city and our driving habits.
Whether we looked at the number of accidents vs. fatalities, or whether crashes involved vehicles only or vehicles and pedestrians, these intersections stood out as top trouble spots:
Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard, which sees a crash a week on average, tops the list for number of crashes.
Boulder Highway, Nellis Boulevard and Flamingo Road to Pecos, dubbed the “trifecta of doom,” saw the most traffic fatalities of any intersections from 2016 to 2018.
Charleston Boulevard and Rainbow Boulevard, where both drivers and pedestrians contend with multiple lanes in all directions as drivers head west out of the city or in toward I-15.
Las Vegas’ most dangerous intersections share common features:
According to Erin Breen, Director of the Vulnerable Road Users Project at UNLV, a big part of the problem is red-light running and other dangerous behavior by drivers battling heavy traffic. Breen told KVVU-TV that drivers too often get to an intersection and choose “to not wait for the next green light, to push the red light long after they know they should.” Drivers also commonly make more risky left-hand turns, or multitask (putting on makeup, eating, etc.) while driving in these busy spots.
One surprising fact: the strip isn’t as much of a hotspot for accidents as one might think — in spite of tons of foot traffic, drivers distracted by the sights, and visitors making last-minute turns and lane changes. Perhaps, because we expect these pitfalls along the strip, drivers are more cautious when driving there or avoid the strip all together when possible.
Even the safest of drivers can be involved in an auto accident, especially in congested areas where other drivers aren’t putting safety first. If you or someone you know is injured in a crash, it’s so important to get checked out by a doctor and reach out to a skilled Las Vegas car accident lawyer right away.
While driving safely is paramount, it’s also essential to be aware of the roads you’re traveling on. For instance, some roads in Nevada are known to be particularly hazardous. If you’re curious about road safety in the region, you might want to explore more about road safety tips. Specifically, you can learn about the most dangerous roads in Nevada. Moreover, if you’re considering renting scooters in Vegas, it’s crucial to understand the risks associated with Vegas rented scooters. Being informed can significantly reduce the chances of accidents.
Don’t pass up money that you may be entitled to for your damages. Let one of our experienced, dedicated attorneys at Gina Corena & Associates evaluate your case and advise you about your rights and next steps. You owe it to your family to obtain post-accident legal guidance that will help you make the best decisions to support a claim should you ever pursue one. Contact our firm at (702) 680-1111 or via our contact form.
As founder of Gina Corena & Associates, she is dedicated to fighting for the rights of the people who suffer life-changing personal injuries in car, truck and motorcycle accidents as well as other types of personal injury. Gina feels fortunate to serve the Nevada community and hold wrongdoers accountable for their harm to her clients.
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