There have been over 60,500 accidents in Fort Worth over the past 7 years, and we took the time to review them all! Using Fort Worth accident data, we created the following accident map to visualize that bad injuries can happen to good people.
Goals of this Map
We hope this report makes the public appreciate just how dangerous driving is in the Fort Worth area. We update the map on an annual basis to track intersection improvements and accidents trends. The data serves as a reminder that accidents occur every single day all around us.
We urge all drivers to be extra cautious; “It won’t happen to me” just doesn’t apply anymore. With all the distractions inside vehicles these days, it’s just a sad reality that you or someone you love will very likely be in a car accident at some point. Take the steps in advance to prepare yourselves for the inevitable:
- Maintain adequate underinsured motorist coverage.
- Know the steps to take if you get into an accident.
- Find a law firm who you can trust to be there for you during the tough times.
How to Interact with the Map
- Zoom & Scroll around the city with your mouse or finger
- Filter the accident data by year or ‘Top 10’ by selecting or unselecting the legend options
Most Dangerous Intersections in Fort Worth 2017
|INTERSECTION||# OF ACCIDENTS IN 2017|
|I-35 & Western Center Blvd||81|
|I-35 & 28th St||77|
|I-35 & Meacham Blvd||59|
|I-35 & Basswood Blvd||59|
|Beach St & Tarrant Pkwy||53|
|McCart Ave & Altamesa Blvd||52|
|I-35 & Heritage Trace Pkwy||49|
|Beach St & Western Center Blvd||47|
|I-35 & Pharr St||45|
|I-30 & Beach St||44|
Most Dangerous Intersections in Fort Worth 2016
|INTERSECTION||# OF ACCIDENTS IN 2016|
|SH-199 & W Weatherford St||51|
|N Riverside & Western Center Blvd||28|
|Bryant Irvin Rd & SH-183||26|
|E 5th St & Commerce St||25|
|BI-287 & SH-183||23|
|I-35 & I-820||22|
|I-35 & Alliance Gateway Freeway||22|
|Hemphill & W Seminary Dr||21|
|I-820 & Mark IV Pkway||21|
|Henderson St & W 7th Blvd||20|
The Dangers Of Road Construction
No one likes the headaches that come with road construction. The reroutes and increased driving times are enough to drive anyone crazy, but construction affects more than just your commute time to work. As it turns out, the construction on I-35 has taken a terrible toll on road safety.
In total, a staggering 1,176 accidents occurred along I-35 in 2017. Six out of the ten most dangerous intersections in 2017 were along I-35, culminating in 325 accidents, and 107 injuries. However, it’s important to note that accidents were grouped to their nearest intersection. Accidents not only occurred at the on and off ramps, but on the freeway as well. When a highway passes over a road, we include that as an “intersection” for these purposes.
To put things into perspective, the most dangerous intersection in 2016 (SH0199 AND W Weatherford St) was home to 51 accidents. In 2017, 81 accidents occurred at or around I-35 & Western Center Blvd and accidents totals along I-35 near 28th St., Meacham Blvd, and Basswood Blvd all surpassed the 51 accidents that occurred at SH0199 & W Weatherford St.
In light of these findings, Patterson Law Group would like to urge all drivers in the Fort Worth area to exercise extreme caution in construction zones, especially along I-35. Drivers should take the following precautions while commuting through construction zones:
- Remain alert and give your full attention to the roadway (do not change radio stations, attempt to shovel down a meal, or check your phone – your your eyes need to be on the road at all times).
- Avoid tailgating – leave plenty of room for those sudden stops.
- Pay close attention to signs and work zone flaggers.
- Slow down to the posted speed limits.
- Avoid changing lanes in work zones if you can.
- Keep an eye out for workers and their equipment.
- Be patient.
The construction on I-35 has been dangerous for us all. Fortunately, construction is scheduled to be completed this year.