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PA’s Most Dangerous Highways
Nearly 39,000 people were killed in crashes on U.S. roads in 2020, and many were preventable, as Harrisburg’s ABC-27 news recently reported. Almost half of the fatal crashes were due to speeding, alcohol consumption, and/or failure to wear a seatbelt, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
In addition to what caused the accidents, the station also identified the Pennsylvania roads that were more dangerous than others. These roads, they found, were most likely to be the location of a fatal crash:
- I-81 American Legion Memorial Highway: 9 crashes, 12 fatalities
- SR-611 Broad Street: 11 crashes, 11 fatalities
- US-30 Lincoln Highway: 11 crashes, 11 fatalities
- I-95 Delaware Expressway: 7 crashes, 9 fatalities
- I-76 Mainline Turnpike: 4 crashes, 9 fatalities
- SR-1004 Erie Ave.: 5 crashes, 7 fatalities
- US-22 William Penn Highway: 6 crashes, 6 fatalities
- I-81 American Legion Memorial Highway: 5 crashes, 6 fatalities (also previously listed)
- SR-3007 Kelly Drive: 5 crashes, 5 fatalities
- US-1 Roosevelt Blvd.: 5 crashes, 5 fatalities
Car accidents happen for many reasons. But when they happen due to negligence or faulty maintenance or road design, it’s a good ideal to contact a top motor vehicle accident attorney in Philadelphia to better understand your legal rights.