Traffic accidents happen for many reasons in Reno, NV. In most cases, road design, weather conditions, and driver behavior combine to cause a car accident. Contact or call Battle Born Injury Lawyers at (775) 535-7768.
Accident experts look at crash data to find patterns. When crashes cluster in a particular location, it often means a preventable problem involving one of those three factors has developed.
A sharp curve, a dip where water collects, or a poorly timed light may have created a hot spot for car accidents.
How Battle Born Injury Lawyers Can Help After an Accident in Reno, NV
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How Common Are Dangerous Roads/Intersections in Reno, Nevada?
Nevada provides two sources for traffic crash maps. The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) provides a map that displays all crashes between 2016 and 2020. And the Zero Fatalities website for Nevada has an interactive crash dashboard that maps fatal crashes in Nevada.
If you zoom in on Washoe County in these maps, you will see that many of Reno’s pedestrian, motorcycle, and car accidents happen in just a few hotspots.
Between 2016 and 2020, the NDOT map shows over 12,800 traffic accidents investigated by the Reno Police Department. Another 16,100 were investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol. This suggests that most accidents in Reno happen on highways.
But these accidents do not necessarily cause the most harm. According to the crash dashboard, 49.6% of Reno’s fatal car accidents happened at intersections in the city. Only 22.6% of fatalities happened on highways. The remaining 27.8% of fatal car accidents happened on private property, like parking lots and off-road.
This means you are more likely to get into an accident while driving on highways in Reno, but you are more likely to have a fatal accident at one of the city’s intersections.
Overview of the Most Dangerous Roads/Intersections in Reno, NV
Looking at the NDOT crash map, you will see that nearly every major road and intersection in Reno had at least one traffic accident between 2016 and 2020. But certain highways, streets, and intersections show clusters of accidents.
Dangerous Roads and Highways in Reno
Road accidents usually involve a rear-end collision or sideswipe collision. Rear-end collisions often result from speeding, tailgating, or distracted driving. Rear-end crashes rarely cause fatal injuries, but they can cause serious injuries such as whiplash and concussions.
Sideswipe collisions transfer very little crash energy and usually only cause property damage. The greatest risk from sideswipe collisions is that a driver can lose control of their vehicle and run off the road. If the car rolls over, the driver may suffer a fractured neck or back.
The most dangerous roads and highways in Reno include:
Virginia Street/US-395 BUS
Virginia Street/US-395 BUS is the busiest and most dangerous highway in Reno. Between 2016 and 2020, this highway had over 1,500 accidents, including 12 fatal crashes and nearly 700 injury crashes.
4th Street poses a danger to road users across the entire city. From I-80 to Summit Ridge Drive, 4th Street had 445 crashes between 2016 and 2020. These accidents included 8 fatal crashes and 214 injury crashes, making this road the most dangerous city street in Reno.
6th Street has accidents along its entire length from Ralston Street to 4th Street. Between 2016 and 2020, this road had 316 crashes, including 6 fatal crashes and 133 injury crashes.
Dangerous Intersections in Reno
Intersection accidents usually happen when someone fails to yield as expected under traffic laws. Common scenarios that result in crashes in intersections include:
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Crossing the intersection out of turn
- Turning left across traffic
- Turning right into cross traffic
Intersection accidents often result in side-impact collisions. These crashes produce serious injuries, particularly when one vehicle hits the other vehicle’s door.
Some of the city’s most dangerous intersections include:
- I-80 and Wells Avenue
- I-580 and Moana Lane
- Kietzke Lane and Mill Street
- Kietzke Lane and McCarran Boulevard
You will also find several intersections along the most dangerous roads that produce multiple accidents. For example, Virginia Street/US-395 BUS has several dangerous intersections.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Reno Car Crash Lawyers
Although accidents have historically clustered in these areas, accidents can happen anywhere in Reno. Distracted, intoxicated, or careless drivers can endanger road users on any road or highway in the city. Contact Battle Born Injury Lawyers to discuss your car accident and your options for seeking injury compensation.