St. Petersburg, Florida, is a city with a population of approximately 260,000 people, the second largest city in the Tampa Bay area. As such, there are many vehicles on the road in the city, and accidents are commonplace.
Since 2001, Winters & YonkerPersonal Injury Lawyers, has helped personal injury victims, including car accident victims and their families, recover compensation for the injuries they sustained because of someone else’s negligence. We are familiar with the most dangerous roads/intersections in St. Petersburg, FL, and have prepared this guide to help you stay safe.
How Can a St. Petersburg, Florida Car Accident Lawyer Help?
With over 119 years of combined legal experience, the St. Petersburg car accident lawyers from Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, have the skill and resources to obtain maximum compensation for injury victims. Our extensive experience and history of positive results have helped us garner a reputation as “The Aggressive Attorneys.”
Our adversaries know we don’t back down and don’t comprise our advocacy efforts for a quick settlement. This aggressive approach has helped us recover millions of dollars in compensation for our deserving clients.
If you hire our firm, you can expect us to:
- Clearly and thoroughly explain your legal rights
- Work closely with you to determine how the accident has affected your life
- Gather evidence to build a strong case on your behalf
- Ensure you receive proper medical evaluation and care
- Handle every detail of your case
If you would like more information about how we can help, you can contact us for a free and confidential consultation.
Florida Car Accident Statistics
Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) collects data on traffic accidents. It records information about each county and uses this information to improve road safety for commuters. According to FLHSMV, there were 390,700 traffic accidents in 2022. These crashes resulted in 248,724 injuries and 3,434 deaths. A total of 15,618 crashes occurred in Pinellas County, resulting in 9,184 injuries and 115 deaths.
Most Dangerous Roads in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg is responsible for a large portion of the motor vehicle accidents that happen every year in Pinellas County. Several roads in the city were the site of multiple accidents in recent years, including:
US-19 is one of the busiest roads in St. Petersburg. For decades, it has been one of the most dangerous roads in St. Petersburg. This is likely due to half of the most dangerous intersections crossing it at one or more points. The road is also responsible for many pedestrian accidents each year. Leading causes of pedestrian accidents are failing to keep a proper lookout, speeding, and distracted driving.
38th Avenue North
38th Ave. N. is another dangerous road in St. Petersburg associated with multiple traffic fatalities and dozens of injuries over the past few years. It connects some of the busiest roads in St. Petersburg, including several of the most dangerous intersections identified below.
US-92 is a major thoroughfare in St. Petersburg, running north-south. After the US-19 ALT point, the road becomes 4th St. This area experienced over 100 accidents and 17 fatal crashes in one recent year.
Central Ave. is a busy roadway because it connects people to the beach and many other popular tourist areas. This makes the road subject to many crashes caused by distracted and impatient drivers. The downtown area incorporating this roadway is the most dangerous segment, responsible for several fatal car and pedestrian accidents yearly.
Most Dangerous Intersections in St. Petersburg
Some of the most dangerous intersections in St. Petersburg, Florida, include:
US-19/38th Avenue North
As two of the city’s busiest roads, US-19 and 38th Ave. N. are responsible for many of the accidents that occur here, especially when the two busy roads converge. This one intersection was responsible for just under 60 accidents during one recent year alone.
US-19/22nd Avenue North
Another dangerous section of US-19 is near the exit at 22nd Ave. N. Approximately 80 accidents occurred on this roadway in one recent year, resulting in one fatality and 26 injuries.
US-19 ALT/5th Avenue North
US-19 ALT and 5th Ave. N. is another dangerous road in St. Petersburg, responsible for dozens of injuries during the last few years. This area is commercial in nature, leading to heavy traffic as people go to nearby businesses and restaurants.
US-92/38th Avenue North
Another 20 people were injured in this intersection alone in one recent year.
SR-693 and 66th Street North/22nd Avenue North
In 2019, the intersection of SR-693/66th St. with 22nd Ave. N. saw almost 30 injuries. Heavy tourist traffic may be responsible for some of them.
Central Avenue/3rd Street North
When Central Ave. and 3rd St. N. converge, accidents often occur. This area is lined with hotels, bars, restaurants, and other establishments. People may be injured in accidents caused by impaired and distracted drivers.
Contact a St. Petersburg Car Accident Lawyer for Help With Your Accident Claim
If you were injured in an accident at any of the dangerous roads or intersections in St. Petersburg, FL, described above, reach out to a car accident lawyer today. Contact Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, for a free case review.