Hillsborough County admits to having an “alarming crash record,” especially for pedestrians. The county has joined other communities in the country, including New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco, in recognizing traffic deaths and injuries and preventable, not inevitable “accidents.”
Vision Zero communities who are part of the Vision Zero Network have a clear goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and severe injuries, as well as strategies and plans in place. In Florida, Vision Zero communities include Orlando, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, and all of Hillsborough County.
Part of a the Vision Zero plan involves identifying dangerous roads and intersections where accidents frequently occur. A companion report to the Hillsborough Vision Zero Action Plan identified twenty corridors which have resulted in severe crashes from 2012-2016. A severe crash is a collision involving a fatality or an incapacitating injury:
1. Brandon Blvd from Falkenburg Rd to Dover Rd (7.18-mile stretch) – 180 crashes
2. Gibsonton Dr/Boyette Rd from I-75 to Balm Riverview Rd (2.33-mile stretch) – 49 crashes
3. Hillsborough Ave from Longboat Blvd to Florida Ave (8.87-mile stretch) – 176 crashes
4. Fletcher Ave from Armenia Ave to 50th St (5.09-mile stretch) – 100 crashes
5. Dale Mabry from Hillsborough Ave to Bearss Ave (6.17-mile stretch) – 116 crashes
6. Lynn Turner from Gunn Hwy to Ehrlich Rd (1.51 mile stretch) – 28 crashes
7. Meridian Ave from Channelside Dr to Twiggs St (0.6-mile stretch) – 11 crashes
8. Bruce B. Downs from Fowler Ave to Bearss Ave (1.77-mile stretch)- 32 crashes
9. 50th St from MLK Blvd to Hillsborough Ave (1.24-mile stretch) – 22 crashes
10. 15th St from Fowler Ave to Fletcher Ave (1.02-mile stretch)- 18 crashes
11. Big Bend Rd from U.S. 41 to I-75 (3.07-mile stretch) – 51 crashes
12. U.S. 301 from I-75 to Adamo Dr (3.39-mile stretch)- 55 crashes
13. Sheldon Rd from Hillsborough Ave to Waters Ave (2.04-mile stretch)- 33 crashes
14. I-4 from I-275 to 22nd St (1.08-mile stretch) – 17 crashes
15. 56th St from Sligh Ave to Busch Blvd (1.51 mile stretch) – 23 crashes
16. I-275 from Howard Frankland Bridge to Busch Blvd (10.86-mile stretch) – 164 crashes
17. Kennedy Blvd from Dale Mabry Hwy to Ashley Dr (2.85-mile stretch) – 43 crashes
18. 78th St from Causeway Blvd to Palm River Rd (1.26-mile stretch) – 19 crashes
19. Hillsborough County Road 579 (Mango Rd) from MLK Blvd to U.S. 92 (1.4-mile stretch) – 21 crashes
20. Florida Ave from Waters Ave to Linebaugh Ave (1.01-mile stretch) – 15 crashes.
The Coleman Law Group has handled numerous personal injury claims stemming from accidents in these accident-prone areas, including severe injury accidents and soft tissue issues, such as whiplash, back strains, and neck strains.
After a Tampa car accident, pedestrian accident, bicycle accident, motorcycle accident, or trucking accident, you have legal options to hold negligent drivers and other liable parties accountable. Damages available include past, current, and future medical bills, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
Contact our Florida personal injury law firm to discuss your rights after a car accident. Your consultation is always free, and there are no fees unless we recover money for you. At the Coleman Law Group, we are available seven days a week to take your call. Because time is of the essence to protect your rights following an accident, do not delay to arrange your consultation.