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Collision course: The perils of driving on New Jersey roads

On Behalf of | Jun 26, 2024 | Auto Accidents

With Newark and Manhattan just around the corner, Central New Jersey sees a huge volume of traffic. The odds of getting into a car accident may be higher than you think.

It would be nice if you could select the safest path for your excursions. Knowing which roads may pose the most accident risks can help you choose wisely.

3 high-risk roadways

The streets and highways in Northern and Central Jersey are infamous for their accident dangers. The dense population and heavy traffic contribute to its poor safety record – but some roads stand out for their alarming fatality rates.

  1. State Road 27. The fatality rate for a mere 3.4-mile section (La Rose Avenue to S. Adelaide Avenue) of this local road is about two per mile.
  2. State Road 21. In the shadow of Newark’s skyline, this largely urban roadway sees a fatality rate of 24.4 per 100 miles.
  3. U.S. Highway 30 (White Horse Pike). As it nears Atlantic City, this highway is the scene of far too many crash fatalities.

These roads, while vital arteries of commerce and connection, are best avoided whenever possible.

What if it is too late?

If you or a loved one has already been injured in a car or truck accident, take immediate steps to protect your compensation. After ensuring safety for all (if you can), follow this guide:

  • Report the accident to police – you will need a copy of the police report
  • Photograph or record the accident scene – to show what happened and the outcome
  • Seek medical care even if you feel okay – it starts a chain of invaluable medical evidence

Bring your story and evidence to a legal representative. They can help with your accident claim, protecting your compensation and your rights.