Population and Land Area
Located near the northwest corner of Arizona, Bullhead City (also known as “Arizona’s West Coast”) is Mojave County’s second largest city with about 40,000 people. When combined with the nearby towns Fort Mohave, Mohave Valley, Laughlin, Nevada, and Needles, California, the so-called Tri-state Area has a population of about 100,000. Bullhead City is considered part of the Las Vegas metro area and is bordered by the Colorado River and Lake Mohave.
Mojave County is the sixth largest county in Arizona by population, with about 200,000 people, and the second largest by land area – even bigger than Maricopa County in the middle of the state.
With not many people (but a considerable amount of land), Bullhead City has several major highways to move people around, including US Interstate 40 (running east and west), the historic US Route 66, US Route 93 and Arizona State Routes 66, 68, 95 and 389.
Even without the traffic jams experienced in crowded places like Phoenix, Bullhead City’s big highways produce their fair share of car, truck and motorcycle accidents.
A recent study commissioned by The Daily Beast concluded that US 1-40 ranks fourth on the list of 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Arizona. In another study based on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s accident fatality data, I-40 ranked as the third Most Dangerous Highway in America.
Bullhead City’s desert climate produces very little rain each year and an abundance of sunny days, but weather conditions like high winds and dust storms can create hazardous conditions that make car, truck and motorcycle accidents more likely. Multi-vehicle pile-ups caused by low visibility are a common occurrence during dust storms.
Tourist Activities and Attractions Can Result in Much More Traffic
Parts of two major tourist attractions are located in Mojave County – Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. With the Grand Canyon drawing more than 6 million visitors annually and Lake Mead more than 7 million, the traffic volume added to Bullhead City’s roads by tourists is another factor that increases the risk of vehicle accidents in Northwest Arizona.
Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law’s Bullhead City Office
If you’re involved in a car, truck and motorcycle accident in the Tri-state Area, a Bullhead City injury attorney at Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law can get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries and vehicle damage. If you or someone close to you needs to speak to an attorney about a potential legal claim, make an appointment for a free consultation with one of our attorneys at our convenient downtown Bullhead City office.View Map