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Five Las Vegas intersections most prone to injury accidents

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Steve Marcus

A Metro police officer takes measurements at an accident scene Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. Several people were reported injured in the accident.

A familiar location sits atop a new list of Las Vegas’ five most dangerous intersections: Lamb Boulevard and Charleston Boulevard.

Metro Police released the latest incarnation of its list this week, and as with similar lists from 2012 and 2013, the intersection of Lamb and Charleston again had the highest number of injury accidents. It also was the only one with the dubious distinction of being on lists in 2012 and 2013.

But drivers wanting to avoid injury accidents also might steer clear of Tropicana Avenue, which had three intersections on the top-five list.

Here is Metro’s ranking of the top intersections with injury accidents for the six months ending Feb. 4:

    • Charleston Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard

      The good news: The intersection doesn’t seem to be getting worse as far as numbers go. The bad news: The numbers aren’t getting better. In the most recent six-month period, there were 20 injury accidents at the intersection. That’s the same number as Metro reported in the first six months of 2013 and just one more than was reported for a six-month period ending in early 2012.

    • Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road

      With commercial activity at all four corners, the intersection of East Tropicana at South Pecos Road saw 11 injury accidents in the six-month period.

    • Rainbow Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue

      Eleven injury accidents also were recorded at South Rainbow Boulevard and West Tropicana, an intersection that has commercial activity at two of its four corners.

    • Decatur Road at Tropicana Avenue

      The third Tropicana intersection on the top-5 list is at South Decatur Boulevard. There were 10 injury accidents in the six-month period at the intersection, which has commercial activity on three corners and vacant land at the fourth.

    • Morning commuters make their way through the intersection at Rainbow Boulevard and Sahara Avenue Wednesday, June 30, 1999. A recent study has named the intersection one of the most dangerous in the country.

      Sahara Avenue at Rainbow Boulevard

      Metro recorded 10 injury accidents at the intersection of West Sahara Avenue and South Rainbow Boulevard, which features a shopping center, car lot and other commercial businesses at its corners.

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