St. Augustine's Most Dangerous Intersections
St. Augustine, Florida, the St. Johns County seat, is a busy place. Its roadways bustle with local commerce and tourists, not to mention St. Johns County is one of the fastest growing in the country. New houses, apartments and condominiums are sprouting up everywhere. New roads are being built or widened to accommodate the increased traffic.
As St. Augustine car accident lawyers, we know all too well that the busy and stressed roadways lead to numerous auto accidents – and we see many of them at the same intersections. Some intersections in St. Augustine definitely have more than their fair share of car and trucking accidents.
The following are the most dangerous intersections in St. Augustine: Ponce de Leon Boulevard (which is the same as US 1) and King Street; Center Street and Ponce de Leon Boulevard; Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Marion Street; US 1 and State Road 16; and US 1 and State Road 312.
The most dangerous intersections in St. Augustine Beach are: Coquina Boulevard and A1A; Pope Road and A1A; and A1A and A Street. Some of the other concerning roadways in St. Johns County include: the intersection of State Road 210 and US 1; the intersection of State Road 16 and State Road 13; State Road 207 and Holmes Boulevard; A1A and Solana Road; US 1 and Wildwood Drive; State Road 13 and Race Track Road; State Road 16 and International Golf Parkway; and State Road 312 and Old Moultrie Road. Hundreds of car accidents happen at these intersections each year.
St. Augustine is patrolled by the St. Augustine Police Department. While the remainder of the county is patrolled by the St. Johns County Sherriff’s Office, with the exception of I-95, which is patrolled by the Florida Highway Patrol.
Although there are certain stretches of open roadways that are the repeated site of crashes, intersections are almost always the most dangerous areas. This is due to numerous factors. First, intersections often require that vehicles come to a stop due to a red light. As a result, rear end collisions are the most common type of intersection accident seen by our St. Augustine car and trucking accident attorneys.
The next most common type of intersection accidents is the failure to obey traffic control devices. Each of the intersections listed above is controlled by stop lights. For many reasons, including distracted driving, people run through red lights and impact non-suspecting motorists who had a green light.
Finally, failure to yield accidents are the next most common. At most of these intersections, drivers turning left are provided “green arrows,” allowing the driver to turn without having to yield to oncoming traffic. However, sometimes drivers turning left at an intersection are presented with a solid green light instead of a green arrow. A solid green light lets the turning driver know that he or she must yield to oncoming traffic. Unfortunately, some drivers fail to pay attention or misjudge the time it will take to clear the intersection. Left turn collisions are often catastrophic as the oncoming vehicle is usually travelling full speed due to it being presented with a green light at the intersection.
Our St. Augustine car accident lawyers have handled injury cases for more than 26 years. As locals, we are familiar with these intersections and the hazards they pose. If you have suffered an injury from a car crash in St. Augustine, we are happy to speak with you regarding your rights. We can confer by phone, in person or by email. A consultation with us costs you nothing. If we agree to handle your case, you only pay us if we recovery funds for you.