The nation’s 10 most dangerous intersections have been ranked by State Farm Insurance, based in Bloomington, Ill. The ranking was based on claims from 1999 and 2000, which the insurer indexed according to number of crashes. The index weighed crashes with injury more heavily than those without, and it weighed crashes with higher amounts of physical damage more heavily than those with lower amounts.
The 10 most dangerous intersections are:
1. Flamingo Road and Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
2. Red Lion Road and Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia
3. Grant Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia
4. Seventh Street and Bell Road, Phoenix
5. 51st Street and Memorial Drive, Tulsa, Okla.
6. 71st Street and Memorial Drive, Tulsa, Okla.
7. 19th Avenue and Northern Avenue, Phoenix
8. State Highway 121 and Preston Road, Frisco, Texas
9. Clearwater Parkway and Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie, La.
10. Fair Oaks Boulevard and Howe Avenue, Sacramento, Calif.
State Farm is providing information about the intersections and the study at www.statefarm.com/media/danger.htm. In addition to getting information about the Top 10, visitors can search the index to identify the most dangerous intersections in their own states.