We previously discussed WSB-TV naming Memorial Drive and North Hairston Road the most dangerous intersection in Atlanta, but the 22 crashes at that location were only two more than the intersection with the second-highest total: East Park Place Boulevard and Stone Mountain Highway.
Mark Arum of WSB Radio wrote in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he was not surprised to learn East Park Place and Stone Mountain was on that list, writing “I despise that intersection.”
The intersection of East Park Place Boulevard and Stone Mountain Highway is a somewhat congested area that is home to several retail establishments. East Park Place Boulevard first intersects with Stone Mountain Highway to the west between Bermuda Road and Rockbridge Road before arching and intersecting it with it again to the east between Glen Club Drive and Rockbridge Road.
The actual East Park Place Boulevard and Stone Mountain Highway intersection features a Burger King on the northwest corner, a Hardee’s on the northeast corner, a Shell station on the southwest corner, and a Sprint store on the southeast corner. Other businesses in the area include Waffle House, McDonald’s, KFC, Supershine Car Wash, and a Goodwill Thrift Store & Donation Center.
While the speed limit west of Interstate 285 is 55 mph, the speed limit east of I-285 is 65 mph. The speed limit on East Park Place Boulevard is 45 mph.
Speeding is one common cause of Atlanta car accidents. Many crashes can be caused by other types of driver negligence, such as improper turns, failure to obey traffic lights, or following too closely (tailgating).
The East Park Place Boulevard and Stone Mountain Highway intersection has seen a number of accidents since WSB-TV issued its report. For example, Gwinnett County reported that two drivers were injured, and one passenger was killed after a black Toyota Avalon and gray Lexus collided in the westbound lanes of Stone Mountain Highway.
An investigation revealed that the Toyota was eastbound on Stone Mountain Highway when the driver changed lanes to the right and passed a row of cars before changing lanes back to the left, losing control, and crossing over the median into the westbound lanes before colliding with the Lexus. The fatally injured 19-year-old passenger was a recent graduate of the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Academy.
Contact an Atlanta Car Accident Attorney for Help
Did you suffer serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a car accident at East Park Place Boulevard and Stone Mountain Highway or another dangerous intersection in the Atlanta area? Do not wait to seek legal representation. Our experienced car accident lawyers in Atlanta, GA know how to help you pursue all of the compensation you are entitled to.
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