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Report reveals most dangerous intersection in Nashville

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The most dangerous intersection is not the most traveled intersection in Nashville. (WSMV) The most dangerous intersection is not the most traveled intersection in Nashville. (WSMV)

Drivers are putting their lives at risk every time they get into a car, but a new study shows people in one part of Nashville are at a higher risk than others.

After compiling a list of the most dangerous intersections in Nashville, it turns out four of the top five are in Antioch, and there’s one that puts you more at risk than any other in the city.

Hickory Hollow Parkway at Mt. View Road is by far the most dangerous intersection in Nashville.

It has both the highest crash rate and - by nearly double - the highest injury rate of all intersections in the city while somehow having the lowest traffic volume on the list. Only 6,700 drivers pass through this area each day.

Jonathan Williams, an attorney with the Larry R. Williams law firm, conducted a study of over 37,000 crashes in the Metro area.

"This is not the most traveled intersection. I had not even heard of this intersection," Williams said.

The report found that Hickory Hollow Parkway had the most limited visibility with rocks, grass, and brush blocking the view of both drivers at the stop sign and the right-of-way. For every 113 crashes there, 60 of them result in an injury.

"The key to this finding is you’re more likely to be injured than just a wreck at a different intersection. There’s so many cars going through those bigger intersections, so they’re probably designed to be safer, so there’s more attention to them," Williams said. "These are the ones you have to worry about - people driving home from work and picking up their kids.”

To put it into perspective, only 6,700 drivers pass through this intersection a day. The third most dangerous intersection - Bell Road at Murfreesboro Pike - has more than 39,000 people driving through each day.

The busiest intersection in Nashville is Harding Place at Nolensville Pike, with over 73,000 drivers rolling through any given day, but it only ranks at No. 23.

"You can tell there’s been a lot of crashes out here because of the guardrails banged up," Williams said.

Williams says any warning a driver can get, the better, such as a sign that just went up once this study was released letting drivers know to slow down and look twice.

Click here to see the full report and the list of the most dangerous intersections.

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