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Philadelphia’s 12 Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians

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As a pedestrian, have you ever had a close encounter with a car? Maybe you were legally crossing at a crosswalk, but a car making a turn didn’t see you. No matter what the circumstances are, seeing a car coming towards you is a terrifying experience. It can be almost as frightening if you witness another pedestrian almost get hit.

Collisions involving pedestrians are common in urban areas like Philadelphia. According to the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, a pedestrian in Philadelphia is hit by a car once every 5 hours. Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise both nationally and in Philadelphia.

Below are Philadelphia’s 12 most dangerous intersections for pedestrians. The locations are ranked by the number of pedestrian-involved crashes that occurred there from 2009-2013. Note that the intersection is the closest one to which the crash occurred, but the crash didn’t necessarily occur at the intersection itself.

Ranking Closest Intersection Number of Crashes 2009-2013
1. Fifth Street & Olney Avenue 19
2. Broad and Race Streets 17
3. Broad Street & Girard Avenue 16
4. Cottman Avenue & Roosevelt Boulevard 16
5. Broad Street & Olney Avenue 16
6. Broad Street and Lehigh Avenue 16
7. Market and 40th Streets 15
8. Market and 11th Street 14
9. Chelten and Wayne Avenues 13
10. Market and 12th Streets 13
11. Cobbs Creek, Market Street, and 63rd Street 13
12. Cecil B. Moore Avenue & Broad Street 13

 

*Data from The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Philadelphia Pedestrian Injury Lawyers

If you are involved in a pedestrian accident in Philadelphia, you need an experienced attorney on your side. A Philadelphia pedestrian injury lawyer at Kane & Silverman will fight for your rights if you or a loved one was injured or killed. Call us at 215-232-1000 or fill out our online contact form for a free case evaluation.