Since October 2021, Tampa’s Mobility Department has installed more than 100 4-way stop intersections throughout the city to curb the dangers present to drivers and pedestrians.
The latest 4-way intersections are focused around Plant High School. There are stop signs now at Himes Avenue at San Jose Street and W. Barcelona Street as well as one at San Miguel Street and Sterling Avenue at the school’s entrance.
Four-way stops are something that experts say make drivers slow down. This will not only help the schools, but also improve the neighborhoods – as drivers are forced to slow down.
According to the latest crash data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), thus far into 2023 (24 days) Hillsborough County has seen 554 traffic accidents resulting in 3 deaths and 386 injuries. There have been 7 bicycle crashes, 16 motorcycle crashes, and 14 pedestrian accidents. There have been 2 pedestrian fatalities and 1 motorcycle crash fatality. There have been 137 hit and run crashes resulting in 34 injuries.
The FLHSMV report from 2022 shows that Hillsborough County saw 28,290 total traffic accidents resulting in 223 deaths and another 19,250 injuries. There were 476 bicycle accidents resulting in 18 fatalities. 2022 also saw 597 motorcycle crashes resulting in 44 deaths. There were 656 pedestrian accidents resulting in 58 deaths. Hit and run crashes totaled 7,484 resulting in 13 deaths and another 1,870 injuries.
Intersection crashes can cause serious personal injuries, and in the worst cases, wrongful death. Those involved in a car accident that was the result of another driver’s carelessness or negligence have a right to seek financial compensation for their suffering. Our Tampa Car Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can guide you through all parts of the legal process so you know what to expect from your case and handle the insurance companies that are involved. We will provide you with the strong legal representation you need throughout this time. Call us now at 813-221-3200 in Tampa or contact us 24/7 online to request a free consultation.