Since 2020, minimizing personal risk has become a goal shared by most Americans. Unfortunately, the intent to reduce personal risk has not made much of an impact on car accidents.
Vehicle and pedestrian accidents happen with alarming frequency on many of the state’s roadways. If you are one of the many Connecticut residents looking to minimize your car accident and injury risks, beware of these accident-prone roadways.
U.S. Route 6
Between 2017 and 2020, no fatalities occurred on this infamous two-lane route, but it was the scene of many accidents and injuries. In 2021, the no-fatality streak ended with two crash deaths occurring in January.
Interstate 95 (I-95)
As the 23rd most dangerous roadway in the nation, I-95 was the scene of more than 500,000 vehicle accidents between 2016 and 2021. A primary reason that so many crashes happen on this highway is that many motorists travel at excessive speeds.
U.S. Route 1 (Boston Post Road)
Many roadways are hazardous to pedestrians, but Route 1 is more dangerous than most. From 2011 to 2013, 99 pedestrians died in vehicle-related crashes on this roadway, which provides little room for pedestrians and cyclists to avoid motor vehicles.
Interstate 91 (I-91)
Motor vehicle crashes occur on I-91 for an array of reasons. One cause of accidents is the deteriorating condition of the road itself. Heavy traffic is another reason this interstate sees so many vehicle crashes.
If you are involved in a car accident on any Connecticut road, it is critical to report the incident (even if uninjured). State governments need crash data to identify problematic vehicle routes and improve their safety. If your crash resulted in severe or catastrophic harm, learning more about accident and injury compensation laws ensures you receive the restitution you deserve.