The Most Dangerous Intersections in Philadelphia

With a population of 1.58 million people in the city of Philadelphia, there are bound to be areas that can lead to a car accident or an accident involving a pedestrian.

Dangerous Intersections in Philadelphia (2011 – 2017)

Most dangerous intersections in Philadelphia

The accident attorneys at PhillyLaw gathered crash data from PENN Dot and analyzed the most dangerous intersections in Philadelphia between 2011 – 2017. Listed below are the intersections that are considered the most dangerous in Philadelphia according to crash data.

#1 – Tyson Ave & E Roosevelt Blvd

Total Crashes – 119

#2 – Vine St & Broad St

Total Crashes: 117

#3 – Cottman Ave & E Roosevelt Blvd

Total Crashes: 117

#4 – W Roosevelt Blvd & 9th St

Total Crashes – 114

#5 – Vine St & 15th St

Total Crashes – 105

#6 – Abbotsford Ave & Fox St

Total Crashes – 66

#7 – Tacony St & Bridge St

Total Crashes – 60

#8 – Delaware EX & Ramp Rd

Total Crashes – 59

#9 – Vine St & 12th St

Total Crashes – 54

#10 – W Huntington Park Ave & Broad St

Total Crashes – 54

#11 – W Girard Ave & N 34th St

Total Crashes – 51

#12 – W Girard Ave & N 38th St

Total Crashes – 46

#13 – Whitaker & Erie Ave

Total Crashes – 46

#14 – Harbison Ave & Frankford Ave

Total Crashes – 45

#15 – Benjamin Franklin PY & 22nd St

Total Crashes – 44

#16 – Race St & Broad St

Total Crashes – 38

#17 – Tyson Ave & Bustleton Ave

Total Crashes – 36

#18 – Girard Ave & Ramp Rd

Total Crashes – 35

Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians in Philadelphia (2011 – 2017)

Additionally, there have also been a high number of pedestrian accidents between 2011 and 2017. According to the same crash data that was gathered by our injury attorneys we noticed that there is a correlation between crashes and fatalities involving pedestrians in Philadelphia.

Injuries

Broad St – 34

Roosevelt Blvd – 11

Market St – 18

Frankford Ave – 9

Lehigh Ave – 10

Bustleton Ave – 8

Girard Ave – 8

Armingo Ave – 8

Cottman Ave – 8

Christopher Columbus Blvd – 9

Fatalities

Broad St – 11

Roosevelt Blvd – 21

Market St – 2

Frankford Ave – 10

Lehigh Ave – 5

Bustleton Ave – 7

Girard Ave – 6

Armingo Ave – 5

Cottman Ave – 4

Christopher Columbus Blvd – 2

Other Notable Statistics

In 2013, traffic fatalities per 100,000 residents, Philadelphia had an average fatality rating of 5.7 deaths. Other cities on that list include New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle. Looking further, according to crash data 28,768 residents in Philadelphia were involved in traffic accidents resulting in 5.77% of those being pedestrians.

Crashes that were most common in Philadelphia occurred between 4 PM and 5 PM which could be related to rush hour traffic. Although, the data shows that most crashes occurred most frequently on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Looking at the month where the highest number of pedestrian accidents occur, these happen between August and October. According, to the data the month of July, shows the lowest number of accidents involving pedestrians but then skyrockets once August hits.

Louis Arnold

Louis Arnold began his legal career in 1974. After passing the Bar in 1976, Mr. Arnold was appointed Assistant City Solicitor by Philadelphia Mayor Frank L. Rizzo, serving as a trial lawyer for the City Law Department until 1980. In 1983, Mr. Arnold opened his own law office in the City of Brotherly Love and its surrounding communities. Mr. Arnold’s professional affiliations, he has been active with many charitable organizations including the American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Association, Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Schei Institute and the Hero Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia

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