Each year, it seems that the roads are becoming more congested. That is certainly the case in New Jersey, making the roads a dangerous place to be. New Jersey has beautiful rural roads and long, industrialized highways, but there are also tight roadways and millions of commuters, so drivers must be particularly careful. A recent report by NJ Advance Media listed the most dangerous highways in New Jersey by using 2018 Department of Transportation crash data. The data showed certain routes and interstates with similar factors consisting of shopping malls, intersections, and long stretches or turns. The following highways are highest among accident statistics:
- The New Jersey Turnpike Authority reported that over 10,000 accidents occurred in 2018 on the Garden State Parkway alone, which ranked it highest on the list for crashes. Consequently, it also ranked the Garden State Parkway with the most driving fatalities with 22 out of 524 total fatal crashes in the state.
- The New Jersey Turnpike ranked second on the list with over 7,000 crashes in 2018, mostly due to the amount of traffic the Turnpike sees when you consider the fact that it shares volume with I-95, one of the nation’s largest highways in terms of length and traffic.
- Route 1 is ranked the third most dangerous highway with 6,915 crashes. Experts believe that the combination of high traffic volume and intersections are due to the high accident rate.
All of New Jersey’s highways see millions of drivers each year. Driving carefully is paramount to the safety of everyone on the road. The following are the highways included on the list:
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
With high traffic volume combined with negligent drivers and dangerous road conditions, the chances of being injured in a car accident are high. If you are ever involved in a car accident, remain calm. Check yourself and the passengers in your car for any injuries and move your vehicle to a safe location, if possible. Call 911 to obtain a thorough police report and exchange any necessary documentation from the other driver, including license plate and driver’s license numbers. Do not admit fault as this could be used against you in the future. It is vital to seek medical care, even if you believe you are fine after an accident. Certain injuries may appear days or weeks later. If you have any concerns regarding your accident, contact an experienced car accident lawyer for guidance.
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If you were injured in a car accident due to a negligent driver, contact the South Jersey car accident lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC right away. Our experienced lawyers will help you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve. Call us today at 215-569-8488 or fill out our online form for a free consultation. Located in Philadelphia, Abington, and Media, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; and Haddonfield, New Jersey, we proudly serve clients from the surrounding areas.