Pennsylvania DOT Names Pittsburgh’s Most Dangerous Roads
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and news station WPXI recently released a report on the most dangerous roads and intersections in the Pittsburgh area. The roads named in the report were chosen for the high number of car crashes that take place at these locations.
According to WPXI, the number-one location for dangerous crashes in Allegheny County is Route 51, or Saw Mill Run Boulevard, in Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, in Westmoreland County, the intersection of Route 66 and Beaver Run Road has seen 93 car crashes and three deaths in the last five years. The intersection is in a blind spot, making it invisible to drivers until they have come over the hill. Route 30, which runs between Colonial Manor Apartments and Malts Lane, saw 156 car accidents in the same five-year period.
Other area counties also sport dangerous intersections and stretches of road where Pennsylvania car accidents are common. For example, Route 40 near Uniontown in Fayette County had 32 car accidents in 2010, while Route 21 saw 42 accidents. By far the most dangerous stretch of road, however, was Route 119 outside Connellsville, where there were 87 collisions in 2010.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has begun making plans to make these intersections and stretches of road safer for motorists. However, not even the best transportation planning can prevent every accident. If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident in Pennsylvania, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Pennsylvania car accident injury attorneys at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP to schedule a free case evaluation. Call 1-888-684-7192 today to learn more about your legal rights and options.