Car accidents can happen anywhere on our roads, but when crash after crash takes place in a handful of locations, people need to ask questions. The authorities need to investigate why so many collisions occur in those places and look for ways to correct problems, like road design defects, insufficient lighting, and the speed limit.
This article identifies the most dangerous intersections in New Jersey. A New Jersey car accident attorney can help you go after compensation if you got hurt or a close relative died because of a collision at one of these intersections or at another location in our state.
Collisions in New Jersey by the Numbers
Between 2015 and 2019, there were 1.4 million motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey, taking the lives of over 3,100 people. The number of collisions averages out to more than 750 accidents every day across our state.
Most Lethal New Jersey Intersections
These are the 10 intersections in New Jersey that experienced the most crashes and fatalities from 2015 through 2019, beginning with the highest number of deaths:
- The intersection of U.S. Route 322 and Whitehall Road/Corkery Lane in the Monroe Township, Gloucester County, had 49 crashes which resulted in seven fatal injuries.
- The intersection of U.S. Route 22 and Adamsville Road/Morgan Lane in the Bridgewater Township, Somerset County, experienced 98 collisions and four fatalities.
- The intersection of N.J. Route 129 and Lalor Street in Trenton, Mercer County, also had four fatalities in a total of 82 accidents.
- The intersection of N.J. Route 70 and Lakehurst Road in Manchester Township, Ocean County, had 35 crashes and four fatal injuries.
- The intersection of County Road 524 and Sharon Station Road in Upper Freehold, Monmouth County, experienced four fatalities in a total of 21 collisions.
- The intersection of County Road 615 and Lake Road in Franklin Township, Gloucester County, had only eight collisions during those years, but there were four fatalities from those crashes.
- The intersection of County Route 705 and Dunlin Way in Gloucester Township, Camden County, saw seven accidents and four fatalities.
- The intersection of State Route 73 and Waverly Avenue/Willow Avenue in Maple Shade, Burlington County, had a shocking 247 crashes, but “only” three fatal injuries.
- The intersection of U.S. Route 1 and Ford Avenue in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, had a similarly startling 183 collisions that resulted in three deaths.
- The intersection of U.S. Route 1 and Bakers Basin Road in Lawrence Township, Mercer County, also had a high number of crashes, 178, and three fatalities.
None of these locations were along our coast; in fact, most of the places were considerably inland. Until the New Jersey Department of Transportation investigates these intersections, discovers, and corrects the causes of so many crashes, you might want to consider making your commuting and travel plans to avoid these intersections.
If you or a loved one got hurt in a car accident, a New Jersey personal injury attorney could go after the at-fault driver for money damages. For legal assistance, contact our office today, we offer a free consultation.