Do some highway intersections scare the living daylights out of you? Even for someone like me, known as Fearless Fernandez, there are a couple that manage to instill fear. First off, let me clarify that these are not typical intersections but rather interchanges (same thing in my book), and they can present a nerve-wracking challenge as you approach them.

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One such hair-raising interchange is in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, on Interstate 635 and Texas Highway 75, near Cottonwood Trail. If you are driving in this area, you had better be paying attention, and your co-pilot better be wide awake.

My personal experience driving through these, whether in the dead of night or the middle of rush hour, has been frightening, especially when emergency responders are working to clear the aftermath of a crash.

I'll admit here and now that every time I have traveled these particular roads, I have taken the wrong exit or gone in the wrong direction. Fortunately, I have lucked out and found the friendliest convenience store attendants to redirect me and avoid these terrifying intersections and interchanges.

It should come as no surprise that Texas has four of the nation's most hazardous and deadly intersections. The thought of embarking on a vacation solely to brave these traffic nightmares is far from enticing.

Curious about which intersections you should approach with caution? Take a look at the list below and brace yourself for the treacherous reality of these Texas crossroads:

RankIntersectionStateCountyNumber of Fatal Crashes
1Lalor Street and SR-129New JerseyMercer9
2East Jersey Street and US-1&9New JerseyUnion9
3Massachusetts Ave and SR-70New JerseyOcean8
4SR-70 and US-41 SR-45 14th St WFloridaManatee7
5SR-19 and SR-40FloridaMarion7
6SR-360 and US-287TexasEllis7
7Grand Blvd and Montgomery StMissouriSt. Louis7
8SR-132 Street Rd and SR-2019 Knights RdPennsylvaniaBucks7
9East Grand St and US-1&9New JerseyUnion7
10SR-46 and SR-83MichiganSaginaw7
11Dug Hill Rd and US-Sr2AlabamaMadison7
12Pierce Ferry Rd and US-93ArizonaMohave7
13CR-74 and SR-31FloridaCharlotte7
14FM866 and SR-32TexasEctor7
15Deen Still Rd E and SR-33 Commonwealth Ave NFloridaPolk7
16SR-9 and Sw 7th StFloridaMiami-Dade6
17NW 54th St and SR-944FloridaMiami-Dade6
18SR-704 Okeechobee Blvd and SR-809FloridaPalm Beach6
19Broadway Rd and SR-85ArizonaMaricopa6
2059th Ave and Indian School RdArizonaMaricopa6
2160th Street West and SR-138 Avenue DCaliforniaLos Angeles6
22SR-183 and US-25South CarolinaGreenville6
23S El Capitan Way and SR-160 Blue Diamond RdNevadaClark6
24Firth Sterling Se and Suitland Pkwy SeWashington D.C.District of Columbia6
25North Oaks Blvd and US-1New JerseyMiddlesex6
26North Avenue and US-1 & 9New JerseyUnion6
27SR-25 and US-95IdahoJerome6
28CR-Kropf Rd and SR-211 Odot 161OregonClackamas6
29FM1776 and US-285TexasPecos6
30SR-29 and UWisconsinShawano6
3127th Ave and Mcdowell RdArizonaMaricopa6
32SR-35 and US-65-278ArkansasChicot6
3351St Ave and Thomas RdArizonaMaricopa6
34FM2311 and SR-31TexasMcLennan6
35Fruitridge Rd and Power Inn RdCaliforniaSacramento6

Source: NHTSA and StreetsBlogUSA.org

Even for Fearless Fernandez, these intersections prove to be formidable adversaries on the roads of Texas, demanding the utmost respect from drivers willing to take on the challenge.

Photo by: NHTSA / StreetsBlogUSA.org
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