As one of the most populous states in the nation, Florida sees its fair share of horrific car accidents. When one looks at crash statistics, it becomes apparent that some roads are more dangerous than others. This is due to a variety of factors, such as the amount of traffic, weather patterns, dangerous intersections and more. Does your daily commute take you on one of the most dangerous roads statewide?
Roads that see the most crashes
According to Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Florida saw 341,367 crashes statewide in 2020, 3,323 of which were fatal. 51,529 of these crashes and 311 of these fatalities occurred right here in Miami-Dade County.
This is due to the fact that Miami-Dade County is the home of several of Florida’s most dangerous roads. For example, Interstate 95 Express Toll in Little River, Miami was – until recently – the highway that saw the highest number of fatal crashes statewide. The section of I-95 that passes through North Miami also sees a number of crashes that is much higher than the state average.
Currently, however, the most dangerous road in Florida – and in the nation – is Interstate 4. This highway runs from Tampa to Daytona Beach, and it averages over 1.2 deaths per mile.
If you suffer a crash, you have options
Many car accidents happen due to the negligence or recklessness of another driver. If that happens to you, you can bring a lawsuit against the responsible driver. Even if your accident is caused by weather or road conditions rather than another driver, you still may face difficulties getting a fair payment from your insurance company.
In either case, you have the option of bringing a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries, the cost of repairing your vehicle, missed days of work and other damages you may suffer.
Far too many Floridians lose their lives or suffer horrific injuries every year due to preventable crashes. Knowing where most of these accidents occur can help you to drive more aware, and hopefully to avoid falling victim to a potentially devastating accident.