Broward County, Florida, is in the southern part of the state and home to Ft. Lauderdale. It is also considered the second most deadly driving area in the state. According to FDOT, in 2018 there were 41,082 reported crashes with nearly 25,000 reported injuries in Broward County. Even worse, of these crashes, 227 people lost their lives. If you get into a serious car accident in this area and your car suffers extensive damage, or you are injured, contact us to file a car accident lawsuit. We always offer a free consultation to walk you through your options and help navigate the process. The most dangerous roads in Broward include:
The Florida Turnpike was created as an alternative to I-95 and was intended to alleviate congestion and stress. They even named it the "Less Stressway." Ironically, the Florida Turnpike is one of the most dangerous roads in the state. It is often very congested, with vehicles cruising along at 80+ mph, providing the optimal backdrop for accidents and fatalities.
Another hazardous roadway in Florida is Alligator Alley, also known as the Everglades Parkway. The road stretches across the state East to West and can bring you from Naples to Plantation. This dangerous road has claimed more than 150 victims and is often the gruesome scene of car accidents.
Interstate 95 stretches for 42 miles, some of which is in Broward County. The I-95 is often congested with an overflow of traffic, creating dangerous conditions. During the past five years, 20,000 accidents have occurred on this road. One hundred and sixty-three people have died on I-95, and countless others have suffered severe injures due to automobile accidents.
University Boulevard presents its own set of issues with multiple stops at stoplights and confusing lane changes. The intersection at Beach and University Boulevard is the scene of many accidents due to frustrated drivers vying for control in a chaotic environment.
State Route 84
State Route 84 is a service road to I-595 and has become one of the county's most dangerous. This four-lane highway passes through a neighborhood where drivers are making erratic lane changes and trying to merge. It is the scene of many accidents and fatalities.
With the mall and hospital in the area and an influx of so much traffic, Flamingo Road has also become a very dangerous road in Broward County. In 2001, 357 accidents occurred at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Pines Boulevard.
The Sheriff's office in Broward County named Kernan Road, specifically the intersection of Beach and Atlantic, as one of the most dangerous areas of the country. From 2007 to 2008, there were 353 car crashes on that road.
Another perilous roadway in Florida is Firestone Road, specifically the intersection at 103rd Street, and Firestone Road. Drivers are constantly switching lanes and are forced to inch out into oncoming traffic from a turning lane at the I-295 South exit creating a recipe for disaster.
Liberty Street in Broward County is a dangerous road as drivers speed as they exit the Matthews Bridge and then run red lights. City officials have installed red-light cameras to rectify the problem.
Davie Road is deadly, amassing more than 4,489 crashes in 2011, with eight deaths and 1,312 injuries. The town of Davie has installed red-light cameras to address the problem of drivers running red lights.