Where are Texas’ most dangerous intersections? Austin’s home to four

Most of us can agree that traffic in Austin isn’t pretty. Granted, it’s not Houston, but still the commute home some days can be a bit harrowing. And it’s not like we’re the only two cities in Texas with a rough traffic situation.

Traffic backs up on northbound Mopac during the morning commute into downtown Austin on Monday, May 2, 2016. LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Traffic backs up on northbound Mopac during the morning commute into downtown Austin on Monday, May 2, 2016. LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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That’s why Houston personal injury attorney Brian White decided to take a comprehensive look at the Texas Department of Transportation’s collision data ranging from 2012 to 2015 and determine what the most dangerous intersections in Texas are. White and his law firm only included intersections where 48 or more collisions occurred within the four years.

Turns out, only four of the 279 Texas intersections listed are in Austin — that’s low compared to the number of intersections from  Dallas, Lubbock, San Antonio and of course Houston, with 82 locations listed.

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1. According to the data, the most dangerous Austin intersection is where East Riverside Drive meets South Pleasant Valley Road. There have been 68 crashes, 53 injuries and zero deaths.

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2. Second most dangerous intersection is the crossroad between Lamar Boulevard an Parmer Lane with 56 crashes, 45 injuries and one death. parmer lamar

3. Third is the intersection of Butler Road and Lamar Boulevard. There have been 69 crashes, 33 injuries and zero deaths.

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4. The least dangerous Austin intersection on the list is where Riverside Drive and Willow Creek Drive meet, with 51 crashes. 38 injuries and zero deaths.

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Check out the data visualizations here.

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