New Bedford Car Accidents
New Bedford, MA had 13 different intersections on the list of the 100 Most Dangerous Intersections in Southeastern Massachusetts. The list was prepared by the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District, which has the goal of informing the public about the danger of local roadways. Accident data were evaluated from 2006 through 2008 to determine high-risk roads in Massachusetts.
Unfortunately, any intersection can be dangerous if drivers fail to pay attention or do not follow the rules of the road. A New Bedford car accident lawyer should be consulted after a collision occurs to determine if the accident was caused by negligence or a failure to fulfill a legal duty. Carelessness or breach of duty can give rise to a personal injury or wrongful death claim and the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can help victims to seek compensation for damages.New Bedford Drivers Face Accident Risks
New Bedford is located near Lakeville, Fairhaven, Fall River, and Acushnet. It is the sixth largest city in the state of Massachusetts and has a total area of 24.1 square miles. New Bedford is considered a coastal city and is bordered by Dartmouth and Freetown. Three private ferry services originate in New Bedford, and the main freeway traveling through the area is Interstate 195. New Bedford is also the location of the southern terminus of Route 140, which connects Taunton to Boston.
Many roads in the area are heavily traveled, but drivers face the greatest risk at certain intersections. For example, dangerous intersections in New Bedford include:
- Kempton St. and Route 140, where 85 collisions occurred between 2006 and 2008. This was the third most dangerous intersection in Southeastern Massachusetts.
- JFK Highway and Union Street, where 47 collisions occurred.
- Church Street and Park Avenue, where 41 crashes happened from 2006 to 2008.
- Ashley Boulevard and Coggeshall Street, where 41 accidents occurred.
- Kings Highway and Mount Pleasant Street, where 28 accidents happened.
- County Street and Mill Street, which was the site of 27 collisions from 2006 to 2008.
- JFK Highway and Potomska Street, where 26 total collisions happened.
- Acushnet Avenue and Coggeshall Street, which was the site of 35 crashes.
- Church Street and Tarkiln Hill Road, where 28 collisions happened.
- Rockdale Avenue and Dartmouth Street, which was the site of 27 collisions.
- Ashley Boulevard and Nash Road, where there were 13 collisions.
- Union Street and Pleasant Street, where there were 23 crashes from 2006 to 2008.
- JFK Highway and Cove Street near Rodney French Boulevard, where there were 25 accidents.
There were many causes of accidents at these intersections including drivers failing to yield the right-of-way; lane departures; speeding; intoxicated driving; and a failure to follow traffic signals. Whenever a collision occurs, if either driver broke the rules of the road or was careless, the driver who was at-fault can be made to compensate victims.New Bedford Accident Victims Have Legal Rights
Victims of motor vehicle collisions have a right to receive compensation for injuries and losses. An experienced attorney can represent those harmed in a crash and help them make a claim for monetary compensation.
Schedule your free consultation with a New Bedford car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Call (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.