Like many other cities, there are some intersections that are more dangerous than others in Henderson due to high traffic volume combined with negligent driving practices. While you may not be able to avoid traveling in these areas, being aware of which ones are the most hazardous can help you try to avoid being the victim of a tragic car accident. Here, we share the most dangerous intersections in our community and some of the common ways negligent drivers cause these crashes.
Top Ten Dangerous Intersections in Henderson, Nevada
The Henderson Police Department compiles traffic accident statistics and other helpful information and issues a report annually. In 2016, there were 2,997 traffic collision in Henderson that caused 563 injuries and 13 deaths. Here are the ten most dangerous intersections:
- Southeastern Ave. & St. Rose Parkway: 69 crashes
- North Green Valley Parkway & E. Sunset Road: 41 crashes
- South Eastern Ave. & West Horizon Parkway: 39 crashes
- North Stephanie Street & American Pacific Drive: 37 crashes
- Marks Street & West Sunset Road: 34 crashes
- Southern Eastern Ave & Sienna Heights Drive: 33 crashes
- West Sunset Road & North Stephanie Street: 30 crashes
- North Green Valley Parkway & Wigwam Parkway: 29 crashes
- East Lake Mead Parkway & South Border Highway: 29 crashes
- North Green Valley Parkway & West Warm Spring Roads: 25 crashes
How Do Drivers Cause Intersection Collisions?
While accidents are more frequent at these intersections, the reality is that you and your family could be the victim of a crash on any road in Henderson. The majority of these accidents are cause by negligent driving – making the wreck more tragic because it is preventable. Common ways drivers cause these wrecks include:
- Speeding, including to try to beat a red light
- Driving while intoxicated
- Distracted driving
- Making a right turn without coming to a stop
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Making an improper left turn
- Not driving for weather conditions
- Failing to stay in the proper lane
- Following too closely to the driver in front
Have You Been Involved In A Henderson Or Las Vegas Car Accident?
If you’ve been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Henderson office directly at 702.405.6000 to schedule a free initial consultation.