Most Dangerous Streets for Car Accident in Kansas City
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Most Dangerous Streets for Car Accident in Kansas City

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There are approximately 150,000 motor vehicle crashes occurring on different streets, roads, and highways in Kansas City and all across Missouri each year, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Fact: In Missouri, someone is injured in a car crash accident every 10 minutes.

But which streets, roads, and highways in Kansas City are the most dangerous? In other words, where do most of the car crash occur in our city? How can a Kansas City car accident lawyer help when your crash occurred on one of the riskiest roads of our city?

The Most Dangerous Intersections in Kansas City

Kansas City has the largest number of the most hazardous intersections in Missouri, according to a report cited by Fox4 in 2017. The study showed that Kansas City is home to one of the deadliest diverging diamond interchanges, at Front Street and I-435.

According to the study, a total of four Kansas City intersections were included in the top 10, which is more than any other city or town in Missouri. The most dangerous intersections in Kansas City are:

  1. Front Street and I-435
  2. Blue Ridge Cutoff and I-70
  3. Holmes and I-435
  4. Gregory and 71-Highway

The study analyzed nearly 150,000 car crashes based on the records provided by the Missouri Highway Patrol (MHP). In total, the study discovered that Kansas City has 45 of the most dangerous 200 intersections in Missouri.

23 Most Dangerous Streets and Highways in Kansas City

A quick analysis of the data provided by the Missouri Highway Patrol also shows the following streets, highways, and intersections in Kansas City are the highest crash-prone areas (ranked in the descending order):

  1. I-435 and I-70
  2. I-435 and Front Street
  3. I-29 and Barry Road
  4. 75th Street and 71 Highway
  5. 5th Street and Broadway Avenue
  6. 64th Street and I-29
  7. Gregory Boulevard and 71 Highway
  8. 152 Highway and Flintlock Road
  9. I-435 and Holmes Road
  10. 23rd Street and I-435
  11. I-470 and Blue Ridge Cutoff
  12. 55th Street and 71 Highway
  13. 5th Street and Broadway
  14. Bannister Road and 71 Highway
  15. I-435 and Wornall Road
  16. 71 Highway and Red Bridge Road
  17. I-35 and Front Street
  18. I-435 and 87th Street
  19. I-25 and I-70
  20. Highway 71 and Red Bridge
  21. I-435 and 71 Highway
  22. I-435 and Bannister Road
  23. Vivion Road and Oak Trafficway

Factors Contributing to Car Accidents in Kansas City

High-speed areas in Kansas City are the most dangerous areas where most car crashes occur. However, the location is not the only factor contributing to car accidents in our city. Other factors include:

  • Speeding. Exceeding the posted speed limit in Kansas City is always a risky endeavor.
  • Drunk driving. Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs significantly increases the chance of a car crash.
  • Distracted driving. Getting distracted while operating a motor vehicle is a common cause of car accidents in Kansas City, with texting being the most common form of distraction.
  • Manufacturing defect or equipment failure. It is not uncommon for vehicle defects and equipment failure to cause or contribute to car accidents.
  • Inadequate road design. While road design is not as common as the above four contributing factors, do not rule out the possibility of using a government entity for failure to maintain streets, roads, highways, and intersections in a safe condition.

Regardless of where your low-speed or high-speed car crash occurred in Kansas City, it is vital to speak with a Kansas City car accident attorney. A skilled lawyer can help you evaluate how much your case is worth, determine fault, and investigate whether the road or street where your crash occurred was in good condition when the accident happened.

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