While Pennsylvania is known for its miles of scenic highways that traverse the Quaker state, it is also known to have some of the most dangerous roadways in the U.S. with more than 127,000 reported vehicle accidents, according to a report by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. With some of these roads, intersections, and highways right in your backyard, it is imperative that you take extra precaution when it comes to traveling the following most dangerous roads in the state.
Topping the list is the I-95/I-76 Interchange – also known as the Delaware Expressway. This infamous interchange had 41 fatal accidents resulting in 46 deaths between 2004 and 2008, making it the 39th deadliest stretch of highway in the U.S. This equates to a death for every mile the road is long, making it an interstate you want to avoid, if at all possible.
I-83 between Harrisburg and Baltimore
I-83 is another highway to keep alert on as this roadway is travel path for drivers making their way between Baltimore and Harrisburg. The commute is a common one for many drivers, and the accidents that occur are frequent. It is considered one of the heaviest traveled roads in Central Pennsylvania, prime for a dangerous accident to occur.
I-81 near Chambersburg and Carlisle
Also making the list is Interstate 81. This part of highway makes its way through the cities of Chambersburg and Carlisle with as many as 85,000 drivers on the road each day. It was the site of a 50-car pileup in 2004 that claimed two lives and has been known to have its share of collisions with motorists, making it one of the most dangerous stretches of highways in the state.
If you have been seriously injured as the result of a car accident, you have legal rights that you need to consider. Contact the experienced and professional lawyers of The Law Office of Mark A. Smith. We can provide you with the legal advice you need through a consultation of your case.