What type of crash you're most likely to get in at the most dangerous intersection in Palm Beach Co.

Military Trail and Okeechobee sees most crashes

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - SEE MAP ON INTERSECTIONS BELOW

Palm Beach County's most dangerous intersection remains Okeechobee Boulevard and Military Trail.

It's been the most dangerous for the last several years.  In 2013 there were 146 accidents; 12 people were hurt, 1 person was killed.

Now, the county has released the type of crashes happening there to help paint a better picture of why it's so dangerous and how to avoid being a victim of a crash.

In 2013, nearly 60 percent of crashes were rear-end crashes.

County engineers say often times at these intersections, speed isn't the biggest  factor.

"These are not high speed, run on the brakes, slam into somebody.  These are more of the lower speed, as your coming in, someone is making a choice to either go through the intersection or not go through the intersection," says George Webb, a Palm Beach County engineer.

Webb says the county has already adjusted traffic signals to make sure drivers have enough time to make it through the intersections.

Coming in at number two on the list is Southern Boulevard and State Road 7.  There were 129 accidents last year; none of them deadly.  Five people were hurt after accidents at the intersection.

Here's the complete list: (2013)

1. N. Military Trail & Okeechobee Boulevard   146 crashes, 1 fatality

2.  Southern Blvd. & SR &  129 crashes

3  S. Military Trail & Forest Hill Blvd.  114 crashes

4.  Glades Rd. & SR 7 93 crashes

5.  S. SR7 & Forest Hill Blvd. 85 crashes

Here's the list for (2012)

1.  N. Military Trail & Okeechobee Blvd. 123 crashes

2.  S. Military Trail & Forest Hill Blvd. 121 crashes

3.  Southern Blvd. & SR 7 115 crashes

4.  W. Boynton Beach Blvd. & N. Congress Ave 107 crashes

5.  N.  Congress Ave. & Gateway Blvd. 94 crashes

Map of the dangerous intersections in Palm Beach County

 

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