RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Ever drive through an intersection in Richmond and think it's an accident waiting to happen? It could be. Three intersections are tied for the worst this year. All of them have 15 crashes each.
There were 15 crashes a year at Belvidere and Leigh streets - for 3 years running. This location is a crossroads for the city. It's busy, mainly because of the on and off ramps for the interstate. Drivers can also make left turns into on coming traffic.
Cowardin and Semmes Avenue is new to the top spot, jumping from just 6 crashes here one year ago. We even caught Richmond police targeting the intersection, looking for speeders.
Elkhardt and Hull Streets also tops the list with 15 crashes. This is the same place the city is trying to add a red light cameras. Richmond leaders want to catch red light runners, especially since this intersection sits directly in front of Elkhardt Middle School. The plan for red light cameras is on hold while the city figures out its contract with the camera company. The intersection remains a hot spot for crashes.
Full list of intersections: http://ftpcontent4.worldnow.com/wwbt/PDF/hazardous%20location%20report%202012.pdf