Beware of the Most Accident-Prone Intersections in NYC

Aug 02, 2019

02 Aug
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Beware of the Most Accident-Prone Intersections in NYC

by Jane Donahue

Do you know where the most accident prone intersections in NYC are? Intersections — with variable speeds, heavy congestion and limited driver reaction time — are the most common sites for accidents and one of the most dangerous places in NYC for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

In order to help you with your daily commute, we’re presenting the most accident-prone intersections in NYC. Rather than finding yourself in a scenario where you damage your vehicle and need to file a TSC Direct insurance claim, practice caution around these intersections to remain safe!

42nd Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan

Located between Midtown and Hell’s Kitchen, and close to numerous tourist attractions like Times Square and Radio City Music Hall, this Manhattan intersection reports around 140 accidents per year. 

With so many people unfamiliar with New York City, increased foot traffic can cause serious problems at intersections. Be aware of gawking motorists, slower-moving crowds, and impatient drivers to avoid an accident.

Tillary Street and Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn

This intersection sees almost 180 collisions annually and is located near both the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and New York City College of Technology. 

Beware of increased traffic at this intersection as drivers exit the nearby Brooklyn–Queens Expressway (BQE). Heavy traffic is correlated with a higher accident rate. But by being courteous to other drivers, you can anticipate mistakes made by their aggression, impatience and speed. 

Atlantic Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue in Brooklyn

Motorists need to stay alert to stay safe at this Brooklyn intersection, which is the site of around 130 collisions per year.

Highland Park is just a short drive away, which means that more residents, families, and children are visiting the area. With plenty of areas here for barbecues, athletic recreation and community events, you should be on the lookout for drivers hunting for parking, children stepping out of vehicles and families hauling extra gear. 

2nd Avenue and East 59th Street in Manhattan

Almost 150 collisions occur every year near this intersection in Manhattan. Since it is close to the Queensboro Bridge (also called the 59th Street Bridge), many drivers try to get onto or leave via State Route 25.

In order to avoid collisions at intersections, the best way to stay alert and react quickly is to pay attention to your speed limit. Vehicles can appear out of nowhere, and aggressive drivers can enter your blind spots quickly or tailgate you. Always be aware of your surroundings to avoid an auto accident.

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