Chesapeake’s Most Dangerous Intersection is on Greenbrier Parkway
Chesapeake is one of the fastest-growing cities in Hampton Roads. Although it is more suburban than Norfolk and Newport News, the city has some hazardous intersections. Chesapeake’s most dangerous intersections are found on Greenbrier Parkway and Great Bridge Boulevard, according to 2021 statistics.
Most Accident-Prone Intersections
The most accident-prone intersection in the city was at Greenbrier Parkway and Jarman Road. Police attended to 18 wrecks here last year. The intersection is at a busy location near Greenbrier Mall. The second most dangerous intersection was the junction between Great Bridge Boulevard and State Route 168, a location that saw 12 wrecks last year. Chesapeake’s accident hotspots saw considerably fewer wrecks than those in neighboring Virginia Beach. More than 50 crashes occurred at the intersection of Kempsville Road and Indian River Road in Virginia Beach.
Most of Chesapeake’s riskiest intersections are found on major arterial roads. South Battlefield Boulevard and Mount Pleasant Road was the scene of 12 wrecks in 2021. Three of the city’s most dangerous intersections were on South Military Highway. S. Military Highway and Campostella Road in South Norfolk saw 11 accidents, while 10 and 9 respectively occurred at intersections with Greenbrier Parkway and George Washington Highway.
Two intersections in Western Branch – Portsmouth Boulevard and Taylor Road and Portsmouth Boulevard and Dock Landing Road – saw nine crashes apiece.
2021 Virginia Crash Facts
All of Chesapeake’s accident hotspots are on congested urban and suburban highways, many of them close to shopping malls and strip malls, places where motorists often pull out without checking if the road is clear.
The Virginia Crash Facts report compiled by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reveals that 2021 was a deadly year on Chesapeake’s highways. In all, 24 people lost their lives last year. The city saw 2,328 accidents resulting in 1,484 injuries.
The authorities highlighted speed and alcohol as two big factors behind a spike in highway deaths last year. Chesapeake was no exception. Drunk driving caused 128 wrecks and nine deaths. Intoxication is credited with causing 96 injuries. Excess speed caused 547 wrecks, 14 deaths, and 327 injuries, while seven of the dead and 74 injured people failed to wear seatbelts before they were involved in a crash.
Deaths in the Commonwealth of Virginia soared by 14.3 percent to 968, according to Crash Facts. Drivers aged 21 to 30 are most likely to be involved in a deadly wreck in Virginia. This age group is also most likely to be arrested for drunk driving.
We read about serious crashes in Chesapeake every month. In May, a 24-year-old man from the city died when he lost control of his car on I-464 at exit 2 in the city.
Call a Chesapeake Attorney for Intersection Accidents
Our personal injury team has helped thousands of victims of crashes in Chesapeake. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has a meeting location on Albemarle Drive in Chesapeake where we can meet you. Contact us to talk to our Chesapeake personal injury team as soon as possible after an accident. We have represented numerous people who have been injured by the careless actions of speeding, distracted, drunk, or careless drivers.