With all of the construction on U.S. 19 in Pinellas County, car accidents are going to happen. Drivers unfamiliar with the traffic patterns and construction delay often cause rear-end collisions. Another change in a very popular spot on U.S. Highway 19 may bring more unfamiliar drivers.
The intersection of U.S. 19 and Enterprise Road will never look the same. The traffic signal has been removed and a concrete barrier is now in the median of U.S. 19. Now, no one can turn left from Enterprise Road onto U.S. 19. Instead, drivers must now turn right onto U.S. 19 and make the U-turn at Countryside Blvd. to get to southbound U.S. 19. This presents new dangers for the intersections of U.S. Highway 19 and Enterprise because slower cars will be pulling out onto U.S. 19. In addition, the frontage road and Countryside Blvd will now be more dangerous as more cars will be using this intersection with the shoppers of Countryside Mall.
The old bumper sticker “Pray for Me, I Drive on U.S. 19” has renewed importance starting this week. Drive safely and watch out for those who don’t!
Personal Injury Attorney Matthew Noyes represents those injured in car accidents, motorcycle crashes, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and other types of personal injury matters. His Clearwater law firm – Perenich Caulfield Avril Noyes – is one of the oldest personal injury law firms in Pinellas County. Call Attorney Matthew Noyes now at 727-796-8282 or simply click here to schedule a free case consultation.