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Most Dangerous Roads/Intersections in New Jersey

We probably do not need to tell you that traffic here in New Jersey can be chaotic on a daily basis, because if you live here, you already know that. What you might not know, however, is that, based on 20 years of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data on fatal crashes, two intersections in New Jersey are tied for the dubious honor of being the most dangerous intersection in the entire United States. Also, six of the 30 most dangerous intersections in all of America are right here in New Jersey.

If you got hurt in a collision that was someone else’s fault, you can talk to a New Jersey car accidents attorney about pursuing a claim for money damages for your injuries and other losses. Let’s talk about the most dangerous roads/ intersections in New Jersey. 

#1 – Trenton, New Jersey – Route 129 and Lalor Street – (tie)

This intersection is tied with an intersection in Elizabeth, New Jersey, as the number one most deadly intersection in the United States. Between the years 2000 and 2019, there were nine fatal accidents at this intersection.

#1 – Elizabeth, New Jersey – East Jersey Street and US Route 1 & 9 – (tie)

Not to be out done by the Route 129 and the Lalor Street deadly intersection in Trenton, the intersection of East Jersey Street and US Route 1 & 9 in Elizabeth also had nine fatal crashes between 2000 and 2019. 

#3 – Toms River – Route 70 and Massachusetts Avenue

Number three on the list of the 30 most dangerous intersections in America is located in Toms River, New Jersey. There have been eight fatal collisions at the intersection of Route 70 and Massachusetts Avenue during the 20 years in question. As you can see, the three most dangerous intersections in the entire United States are here in New Jersey. 

#9 – Elizabeth – US Routes 1 & 9 and East Grand Street

Holding the number nine position on the national list of the deadliest intersections in the country is the intersection of US Route 1 & 9 and East Grand St., also found in Elizabeth, New Jersey. There have been seven fatal accidents at this intersection during the first two decades of this century. 

#25 – North Brunswick – US Route 1 and North Oaks Boulevard

Six fatal accidents between 2000 and 2019 happened at this intersection in North Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey. That unfortunate statistic makes this the 25th most dangerous intersection in America. 

#26 – Elizabeth – US Routes 1 & 9 at North Avenue

This intersection, which is the third intersection in Elizabeth, New Jersey to make the national top 30 most deadly list, what is the site of six fatal accidents between 2000 and 2019.

Most Dangerous Roads

Fatal accidents do not happen only at intersections. Here are the top five most dangerous roads in New Jersey:

  1. There were 7 fatalities within a 2.4-mile stretch of Route 129, according to WPG Talk Radio.
  2. Route 676 had eight fatalities in a 4.8-mile segment.
  3. There were 22 fatalities in a 14.3-mile section of Route 42.
  4. Five people lost their lives within a 14.2-mile stretch of Route 20.
  5. There were 14 fatalities in a 14.4-mile part of Route 21.

Regardless of where your accident happened, a New Jersey personal injury attorney can help you pursue the compensation you deserve from the at-fault party who caused the collision. For help with your case get in touch with our law office, we offer a free consultation.