Every town and city has them. They’re the intersections, roadways, merge sites, or construction zones that locals try to avoid like a root canal. At best, these sites can be a nuisance. At worst, they can sometimes be downright deadly.
Our law firm has 17 office locations across North and South Carolina. The James Scott Farrin headquarters in Durham is right off the NC-147 Freeway. While convenient, the NC-147 Freeway always seems to be under construction somewhere, sometimes causing accidents and traffic back-ups.
I am located in our Greensboro office, which is in downtown Greensboro next to the Greensboro Marriott. We have often seen clients from High Point, Asheboro, and Burlington in addition to Greensboro. As a personal injury attorney, I am often privy to information from clients, law enforcement and others regarding roadways around town that can be particularly worrisome.
Troublesome Roads in the Greensboro Area
In the two-year period from 2018-2020, Greensboro drivers had more than 32,000 crashes. Almost 11,500 of those crashes resulted in injury, and 101 people were killed. In 2021, Greensboro drivers had 9,203 crashes – 5,885 of those crashes resulted in injury, and 56 people were killed. Overall, Greensboro’s crash profile, including the number of crashes, the rate of crashes by population, and the severity of the crashes, was ranked second-worst by the NCDOT in 2018, 2019, and 2020 (Charlotte was first).
For me, personally, there are a handful of trouble spots.
Wendover Avenue can be a challenge, but the section near the I-40 can be particularly troublesome at times.
Battleground Ave. is another area I tend to try to avoid if possible. As a Greensboro accident attorney, I have known of many collisions along this route. The intersections along Battleground Ave. can be confusing, the volume of traffic is high, and there are random, short, one-way sections that can be problematic, even to local Greensboro residents.
There can also be congestion and collisions along the stretch of I-40/I-85 between the Freeman Mill Road exit and the Lee Street exit.
Those are my personal bugaboos. The Greensboro Police Department has their own list of sites that they consider to be among the most dangerous.
Greensboro’s Top Crash Sites and Speed Traps
WWFMY News 2 reported on the top 10 crash sites, according to the Greensboro Police Department:
- I-40/I-85 (Elm-Eugene Street to 29)
- I-40/I-85 (Randleman Rd to 220)
- US-29 Corridor (E Market to E Gate City)
- W Wendover Avenue Corridor (Bridford to Tri-City)
- Battleground Avenue Corridor (Westride to city limit)
- I-40/Guilford College Road
- Holden Rd/Vandalia Road
- W Gate City Blvd/W Meadowview Road
- Pisgah Church/N Elm Street
- I-40/Sandy Ridge Road
Many of the problems along these Greensboro roads have to do with speeding, and the news reports that Greensboro police have often had officers patrolling these very areas where speeding has been an issue.
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has represented far too many victims of speeders. Speeding is avoidable and so are accidents due to this offense. Sadly, though, we see these every day. It never gets any easier to see a life change for the worse in one brief instant.
Click here for Tony’s story. He was “living the dream” until he was hit from behind by a vehicle speeding at 70 mph.
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