Jacksonville’s Most Dangerous Driving Intersections
The Jacksonville intersection of Blanding Boulevard and Youngerman Circle bustles with traffic from morning until well after dark. The crossing is surrounded by businesses – banks, restaurants, service stations and more. Its proximity to I-10 means a lot of commuter and tourist traffic.
It also means something else – car accidents. Lots and lots of car accidents.
An analysis of Jacksonville’s most dangerous driving intersections reveals that Blanding Boulevard heads the list.
In fact, this dangerous driving intersection has the dubious distinction of being home to more car accidents than any other in Jacksonville – a whopping 113 wrecks in 2020, which is more than 30 percent higher than the next on the list.
A look at the Top 20 most dangerous driving intersections in Jacksonville reveals that Blanding is a dangerous road throughout the city – 4 of the top 9 on the list include the busy boulevard. But there is a common factor among many on this list – proximity to a freeway. As you’ll see, I-10 and the beltway are never too far away from the vast majority of dangerous driving intersections.
Here is the list intersections of with the most accidents in Jacksonville in order:
- BLANDING / YOUNGERMAN- 113
- ARGYLE FOREST / BLANDING- 84
- BLANDING / COLLINS- 80
- 103RD / RICKER- 77
- SOUTHSIDE / ATLANTIC- 75
- 103RD / OLD MIDDLEBURG- 73
- NEW KINGS / EDGEWOOD- 67
- ARLINGTON / CESERY- 65
- 103RD / BLANDING- 62
- FOURACKER / NORMANDY- 48
- BAYMEADOWS / PHILIPS- 58
- GATE / SOUTHSIDE- 54
- MCDUFF / ROOSEVELT- 53
- COLLINS / RAMPART- 53
- CLAIRE / SAN JOSE- 53
- MCCORMICK / MONUMENT- 52
- J TURNER BUTLER / SOUTHSIDE- 51
- UNIVERSITY BLVD / POWERS- 49
- BEACH / SAN PABLO- 48
- BAYMEADOWS / SOUTHSIDE- 47
While folks in a hurry or driving distracted lead to many of these crashes, it’s not just other vehicles that are a party to these wrecks. Of the staggering 205 deadly accidents in Jacksonville in 2020, a quarter of them involved a car and a pedestrian. Another 10 percent included a motorcycle. And 5 percent involved a bicycle.
At these busy intersections, when freeway travelers have been accustomed to zipping along at high speeds and are mingling with local drivers trying to run errands or make a meeting or ballgame, special care should be taken to focus on the task at hand.
It could end up saving your life and the life of another driver, walker or cyclist.
Danger is all around us when on the road in Jacksonville, but knowing where that threat is the highest can help keep us safer.
At Farah and Farah, we’ve been driving these River City roads with you since we started here in 1979. We hope you are never involved in an accident at one of these intersections. But if you are, our trusted team knows just how to protect you from any further harm. Knowing what to do if you’re involved in a car accident can help Farah & Farah fight for you, so you can focus on healing. Schedule a time to talk to a trusted car accident attorney in Jacksonville now. Call us at (904) 549-6434, or head to our downtown office.