The Most Dangerous Intersections in DFW

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has its fair share of car accidents. Of course, some intersections in north Texas are more dangerous than others.

When traveling in certain areas, it is always a good idea to be aware of those intersections that are rated the most dangerous in terms of auto accidents. This knowledge allows drivers and pedestrians to keep their eyes and ears open in order to be prepared for the unforeseen to happen at any moment. Some of the most dangerous intersections in the Dallas-Fort Worth area include the following:

Top 10 most dangerous intersections in Dallas-Fort Worth, according to Rasansky Law Firm.

Dangerous Intersections in Dallas Fort Worth, TX
The Worst Intersections in Dallas-Fort Worth
  1. Coit Road and the President George Bush Turnpike service road in Plano, Texas (named by Plano police as the most dangerous in 2013).
  2. Legacy Drive and the Dallas North Tollway service road (Dallas Pkwy) in Plano, Texas (also named by Plano police as most dangerous in 2013).
  3. Belt Line Road and Preston Road in Dallas, Texas.
  4. Belt Line Road and Midway Road in Addison, Texas (this intersection average 263 crashes annually).
  5. Park Blvd and Preston Road in Plano, Texas (reports showed 249 accidents in one year).
  6. TX-121 and Preston Road in Frisco, Texas (State Farm rated this intersection as the 8th most dangerous in America).
  7. Hebron Parkway and Old Denton Road in Carrollton, Texas.
  8. Coit Road and I-635 in Dallas, Texas.
  9. I-35E and Loop 288/Lillian Miller Parkway in Denton, Texas (the most accident-prone intersection in Denton).
  10. TX-121 and West Exchange Parkway in Allen, Texas.

Also see our list of dangerous intersections in Fort Worth, Texas.

Worst intersection from each council district, according to Dallas City Hall. *

  1. W. Colorado Blvd and N. Hampton Road in Dallas, Texas.
  2. Canton Street and S. Good Latimer Expy in Dallas, Texas.
  3. W. Ledbetter Drive and S. Westmoreland Road in Dallas, Texas.
  4. W. Kiest Blvd and S. Polk Street in Dallas, Texas.
  5. Hillburn Drive and Lake June Road in Dallas, Texas.
  6. Bickers Street and N. Hampton Road in Dallas, Texas.
  7. S. Sam Houston Road and Scyene Road in Dallas, Texas.
  8. Cherry Valley Blvd and S. Lancaster Road in Dallas, Texas.
  9. Ferguson Road and Millmar Drive in Dallas, Texas.
  10. Abrams Road and Flickering Shadow Drive in Dallas, Texas.
  11. Arapaho Road and Dallas North Tollway (Dallas Pkwy) in Dallas, Texas.
  12. Campbell Road and Hillcrest Road in Dallas, Texas.
  13. Greenville Avenue and Pineland Drive in Dallas, Texas.
  14. Maple Avenue and Wolf Street in Dallas, Texas.

Top 10 worst intersections in Dallas, according to Dallas City Hall. *

  1. Inwood Road and Lemmon Avenue in Dallas, Texas.
  2. Dallas North Tollway (Dallas Pkwy) and Spring Valley Road in Dallas, Texas.
  3. Belt Line Road and Meandering Way in Dallas, Texas.
  4. W. Illinois Avenue and S. Vernon Avenue in Dallas, Texas.
  5. S. Beckley Avenue and W. Claredon Drive in Dallas, Texas.
  6. S. Hampton Road and W. Kiest Blvd in Dallas, Texas.
  7. E. Ledbetter Drive and S. Marsalis Avenue in Dallas, Texas.
  8. W. Camp Wisdom Road and S. Hampton Road in Dallas, Texas.
  9. S. Cockrell Hill Road and E. Red Bird Lane in Dallas, Texas.
  10. N. Carroll Avenue and Gaston Avenue in Dallas, Texas.

Top 10 most dangerous intersections in DFW, according to accident data released by the Texas Department of Transportation.

  1. LBJ (I-635) and Skillman Street in Dallas, Texas.
  2. Henderson Street and Weatherford Street in Fort Worth, Texas.
  3. S. Sherman Street and Spring Valley Road in Richardson, Texas.
  4. LBJ (I-635) and Central Expressway (Highway 75) in Dallas, Texas.
  5. Belt Line Road and the Dallas North Tollway (Dallas Pkwy) in Dallas, Texas.
  6. Northwest Highway and Walton Walker Blvd. in Dallas, Texas.
  7. Six Flags Road and Watson Road in Arlington, Texas.
  8. Buckner Blvd. and Military Parkway in Dallas, Texas.
  9. E. Park Row Drive and Watson Road in Arlington, Texas.
  10. Buckner Blvd. and John West Road in Dallas, Texas.

Additional DFW intersections known for high accident rates.

Accident at an Intersection
40% of Accidents Occur in Intersections
  • I-35W and Western Center Blvd. in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Preston Road and Plano Parkway in Plano, Texas.
  • Watson Road and Six Flags Drive in Arlington, Texas.
  • I-35W and NE 28th Street in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • I-35W and Meacham Blvd in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • US 380 and Central Expressway (Highway 75) in McKinney, Texas.
  • William D. Tate Avenue and Mustang Drive in Grapevine, Texas.
  • Riverside Drive and E. Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • I-35W and Basswood Blvd in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Frankford Road and Josey Lane in Carrollton, Texas.
  • Commerce Street and Lamar Street in Dallas, Texas.
  • Forest Lane and Audelia Road in Dallas, Texas.
  • University Drive (US 380) and N. Carroll Blvd. in Denton, Texas.
  • Valley View Lane and Josey Lane in Farmers Branch, Texas.
  • I-35W and Heritage Trace Pkwy in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Henderson Street and Belknap Street in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Jupiter Road and Forest Lane in Garland, Texas.
  • Coit Road and Spring Creek Parkway in Plano, Texas.
  • Tennyson Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway (Dallas Pkwy) in Plano, Texas.

Do you feel we missed one? Let us know by leaving a short comment below!

While many of these intersections are either undergoing improvements or will do so in the coming years, drivers and pedestrians need to be aware of these car crash hot spots. The best way to protect yourself is to be fully aware of those intersections where accidents occur most often. This does not mean you do not exercise caution at all intersections but rather that you need to exercise more caution in those spots where accidents are proven more likely to occur.

Cautions (and precautions).

The state has installed traffic cameras in many of these intersections. The images one can gather from these can be instrumental in showing which party caused the accident. This information is not only helpful for insurance companies but is also beneficial to the police in determining the responsible party and whether they need to assess charges against the liable party.

Another thing that is very important to keep in mind right now is that a great deal of road construction is currently in progress on LBJ and I-35E (if you drive in North Dallas, I’m sure you’re already aware). This construction has changed the structure in existence at many of the highway’s intersections and will continue to be a problem until the completion of the LBJ Express project.

By pointing out these Dallas accident hot spots, we hope to reduce the number of car accident injuries in our community. As more drivers become aware, less risks are taken. As more city officials (and the TxDOT) become aware, the faster we can resolve these safety issues.

If you’ve been in a car accident at one of these intersections, we ask that you call us at (214) 617-1886 and tell us about your accident. There’s no cost to discuss your legal options, and the attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are available 24 hours a day to take your call.

* Intersections named for example only, based on data from 2013 (source).



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Note: The information that was utilized in this post was gathered from the use of secondary sources. This information used has not been confirmed or independently verified. If you locate any information that is not correct, please contact our firm as soon as possible so that we can make the appropriate corrections. If you find any information that is false, we will remove or correct the post immediately after it is brought to our attention.

Disclaimer: As a valued member of the Dallas community, Rasansky Law Firm’s goal is to improve the safety of all residents in the great state of Texas. These posts should not be viewed as a solicitation for business and the information included herein should not be taken as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual crash scene.

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