Montgomery County is one of the largest suburban areas in the Greater Philadelphia area. Monitoring common places for car crashes is always important for area law firms. The Philadelphia car accident lawyers at The Reiff Law Firm are always looking for statistics on car accidents in Philly, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and throughout the region. With Montgomery County being one of the largest counties in the area, it’s not surprising that it has so many dangerous intersections.
Common Intersections for Car Crashes in Montco
Statistics of the most common intersections for Montgomery County car accidents were recently compiled. People familiar with the area may recognize many of these intersections as some of the most congested and confusing intersections in the area – which makes it unsurprising that there are so many intersection car accidents in the following locations:
North Gulf Road and North Warner Rd., King of Prussia
Around the back side of the King of Prussia Mall, there’s a growing complex of shops, restaurants, a grocery store, and even flourishing apartment buildings. With a central location to the industrial park on Swedesford Rd. and quick access to KoP, this intersection at Warner Rd. sees more and more traffic. With most of the area being new construction, drivers must be confused with new traffic patterns, as it is the most dangerous intersection in Montgomery County.
Lancaster Ave. and Haverford Station Rd., Haverford
Just near the border of Delaware County and Montgomery County in Haverford is the second most dangerous intersection in Montco. This intersection where Haverford Station Rd. meets up with Rt. 30 has a very narrow passage with hard right angles. To make matters worse, there are a few shops and restaurants there, where drivers are often hurried to get to their destinations or pull-out into traffic. With a short left turn signal, it is unsurprising that there are so many accidents at this intersection on the Main Line.
Freeman School Rd. and Salfordville Rd., Lower Salford Township
A four-way intersection with stop signs on only one of the roads is often confusing for drivers. They may expect the intersection to be a 4-way stop and pull out into traffic expecting cross traffic to stop for them. Exacerbated by the huge width of this intersection, it’s possible that back-road commuters face a high number of T-bone car accidents up in Lower Salford.
Welsh Rd. and Darden Dr., Ambler
Just around the corner from the Shoppes at English Village and off Rt. 309 in Ambler, Darden Dr. meets Welsh Rd. (Rt. 63). Though this intersection has a traffic light, drivers pulling in and out of the shopping center may pull up too far while they wait for their light, putting themselves in harm’s way. With fast traffic on Welsh Rd., it’s unsurprising that many of these drivers may end up in car accidents.
Blue Bell Pike and Stenton Ave., Blue Bell
Forks in the road controlled by a stop sign are confusing to many drivers unfamiliar with the area. The stop sign where Penllyn Blue Bell Pike curves into Stenton Ave. is especially dangerous. First of all, Blue Pell Pike continues straight, though the main part of the road bends left into Stenton Ave. It may be confusing to drivers at this stop sign as to whether other cars are continuing on the larger section of road or continuing straight on the same-named road. Combined with a blind curve, this intersection is especially dangerous at night or when drivers fail to adequately use their turn signals.
935 Bethlehem Pike, Colmar
This intersection is not with another street, bur with the entrance and exit to a gas station. The entrance is a long ramp, where drivers would reduce from highway speeds on Bethlehem Pike down to parking lot speeds. If another car is moving slowly through the gas station’s parking lot, it could easily be hit by a car entering the lot. When exiting, cars leave from a stop sign, making a sharp right back onto the highway, which could cause accidents if they are slow to accelerate or move into traffic too suddenly.
102 Alan Wood Rd., Conshohocken
Alan Wood Rd. may be well known in the area for its awkward jug handle, but the intersection with the entrance to the shopping center for Home Depot, BJ’s, and Ikea causes far more accidents. Drivers entering this shopping center often come upon their turn quicker than they realize, slamming on the breaks and failing to signal. This can easily cause an accident with other drivers behind them or oncoming traffic. Cars exiting this shopping center have a stop sign, which gives them little time to speed up to re-enter Alan Wood Rd.
Philadelphia and Montgomery County Car Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one was injured in a motor vehicle accident at one of these intersections or anywhere else in the greater Philadelphia area, talk to an attorney about your case. The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at The Reiff Law Firm represent injury victims and fight to get them the compensation they need. For a free consultation on your case, contact our law offices today at (215) 246-9000.