The 5 Most Dangerous Intersections in Las Vegas
The city of Las Vegas sees more than its fair share of serious auto accidents. Indeed, the Allstate Best Driver’s Report ranks Vegas 127th of 200 cities in its annual weather-adjusted crash rankings. According to their data, Las Vegas drivers are involved in accidents nearly 18 percent more often than the national average.
A significant number of serious Vegas auto accidents take place at intersections. These crashes can be especially devastating, as two vehicles traveling in opposite directions will multiply the force of the impact when a crash does occur. In the worst cases, intersection accidents can turn catastrophic, even deadly. Though, not all intersections in the city are created equal. Here, the experienced car accident lawyers at Ladah Law Firm highlight the five most dangerous intersections in Las Vegas.
The LVMPD Identifies the Five Most Dangerous Intersections in Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) has released a comprehensive auto accident report that identifies the five intersections within the city where the most collisions occur.
- West Sahara Avenue and Arville Street: Located west of the Strip, West Sahara Avenue and Arville Street is a notoriously dangerous intersection. This spot is particularly treacherous for pedestrians, as heavy traffic comes from all directions. In 2015, a person was killed in a crash while crossing at this spot.
- West Sahara Avenue and South Decatur Boulevard: Only one block away to the west of the Sahara/Arville intersection, West Sahara Avenue and South Decatur Boulevard is also a very dangerous roadway crossing. This intersection has many of the same problems as does the first; heavy traffic flows from all four directions, and a very wide intersection can lead to serious problems.
- West Tropicana Avenue and South Decatur Boulevard: This intersection, which is located just outside of the Orleans Hotel & Casino, is often heavily congested with traffic. Beyond the cars, there is also a large amount of foot traffic in this area that can create additional issues.
- Paradise Road and East Tropicana Avenue: Located on the opposite side of the Strip as the Tropicana/Decatur crossing, the intersection at Paradise Road and East Tropicana Avenue sees many crashes each year. Beyond being in close proximity to many of the city’s most popular hotel casinos, this crossing is also located right off of the main campus of UNLV, adding another concerning safety factor to the situation.
- East Charleston Boulevard and South Lamb Boulevard: Finally, the intersection of East Charleston and South Lamb, in the northeast end of the city, sees several crashes every year. This is another spot where heavy traffic from all four directions meets.
What to Do After a Car Accident
If you have been involved in a serious auto accident, you need to seek medical assistance as soon possible. Certainly, if you require emergency attention, please accept an ambulance ride to the nearest hospital. However, even if you believe your injuries are ‘moderate’ or ‘mild’ you still need to get yourself in for a comprehensive medical evaluation immediately. Many common motor vehicle accident injuries, including concussions, soft tissue damage and back injuries, occur with a delayed onset. You may be far more hurt than you realize. Get help. For assistance on where to go if you are injured, please refer to Ladah Law Firm’s map of medical providers in Las Vegas.