All Intersections are Dangerous, But These New Mexico Intersections are the Deadliest in the State
Any time a vehicle approaches an intersection it could result in a serious motor vehicle accident. That is the simple truth in that intersections are segments of the road where one direction of traffic crosses over another lane of traffic. Collisions can be at high speeds and impact at the vulnerable part of the vehicle—the side impact. Not only is this dangerous, but it is deadly.
Recently statistics from the University of New Mexico have been released ranking the worst intersections in New Mexico. As previously identified in our last blog post, the worst intersection was Coors Blvd NW and Paseo Del Norte Blvd NW in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This intersection had 380 motor vehicle accidents of which 29% (110) were fatal. This intersection had the highest number of fatalities out of any other intersection in the state.
Deadliest Intersections in New Mexico
While Coors and Paseo Del Norte have the highest number of fatalities, it does not have the highest percentage of fatal accidents. The percentage of fatal accidents really goes to how dangerous an intersection is. Here is a list of the intersections with the highest rate of fatality per vehicle accident:
Elks Dr and Main St, in Las Cruces, New Mexico – 41% fatal;
Central Ave W and Unser Blvd NW, in Albuquerque, New Mexico – 38% fatal;
Indian School Rd NE and San Mateo NE, in Albuquerque, New Mexico – 38% fatal;
Main St and Solano Dr, in Las Cruces, New Mexico – 37% fatal;
Fairview Lane and Riverside Dr, in Española, New Mexico – 37% fatal;
Coors Blvd NW and Irving Blvd NW, in Albuquerque, New Mexico – 35% fatal;
Airport Rd and Cerrillos Rd, in Santa Fe, New Mexico – 33% fatal;
Coors Blvd NW and Quail Rd NW, in Albuquerque, New Mexico – 32% fatal;
Osuna Rd NE and San Mateo Blvd NE, in Albuquerque, New Mexico – 32% fatal;
Eubank Blvd NE and Montgomery Blvd NE, in Albuquerque, New Mexico – 31% fatal; and
Cerrillos Rd and Zafarano Dr, in Santa Fe, New Mexico – 30% fatal.
Injuries and Deaths at Intersections Deserve Strong Legal Advocacy
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