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Study Finds Austin Has Most Dangerous Intersections in Texas

Feb 19, 2018

Brooks Schuelke, Esq.
Schuelke Law PLLC

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 19, 2018 – A recent study shows that Austin, Texas has a rising number of pedestrians deaths on local roadways.

The study involved data review by a digital agency, 1Point21 Interactive. 1Point21 Interactive reviewed the most recent data from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to track pedestrian accident trends statewide.
The group, hired by a San Antonio law firm, mapped out each location where a pedestrian collision occurred. For further information on the study and the data used in it visit: https://www.jahlawfirm.com/blog/texas-pedestrian-collision-study/

According to the 1Point21 Interactive study, Austin’s roads are not only a hazard, but they have the most dangerous intersection in Texas and four more in the top ten.

Using geospatial analysis over a three-year period from 2012 to 2015, 1Point21 Interactive identified over 70 high-risk zones that accounted for 1,088 pedestrian accidents, with 41 fatalities and 1,044 injuries. Once the data was sorted, it was discovered that Austin had the most dangerous intersection in Texas, located at East 7th and Trinity. This intersection was the scene of 40 crashes, 42 total injuries and six incapacitating injuries. Accident data revealed that across all 115 intersections in Austin, the city had five deaths, 171 crashes and 171 injuries.

Other Austin locations that were found to be dangerous for pedestrians are, in numbered order:
· 4th spot: West 4th and Lavaca — 31 crashes, 34 injuries, six incapacitating injuries, no deaths
· 7th spot: North Lamar — 25 crashes, 24 injuries, one death, three incapacitating injuries
· 10th spot: I-35 at Rundberg — 16 crashes, seven incapacitating injuries, no deaths

“The other cities in Texas that made the list of the most dangerous pedestrian roadways were (in the top five) San Marcos, Dallas and Laredo. In the top 25 streets statewide were El Paso, Fort Worth, Brownville, College Station, San Antonio and Houston,” said Austin car accident attorney, Brooks Schuelke.

“If you or a loved one had been involved in a car crash involving a pedestrian, make sure you speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer to find out your rights and how to proceed to file a lawsuit, if that is what you wish to do,” Schuelke added.

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