New Mexico Cities with the Worst Intersections for Fatal Car Accidents


June 3, 2017

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

These New Mexico Cities Have the Worst Ranked Intersections for Fatal Car Accidents in the Entire State!

Intersections are the most dangerous portion of the road and travel pattern that a driver can encounter. Unfortunately, most drivers encounter an intersection several times a day. While most drivers successfully navigate these intersections, far too many people do not leave them alive. Indeed, intersections kill more people each year than any other portion of a roadway. And the reason is simple—cars from multiple sides are all coming together to a single point at the same time. Even traffic light or traffic signed controlled intersections are still downright dangerous.

Here at the Mark Caruso, we handle many motor vehicle crashes at intersections which result in the wrongful death of a victim. If you or a loved one have been serious injured or killed in a New Mexico intersection crash, call our experienced Albuquerque car accidents attorneys for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 308-1556. We will advise you of your rights and right to ensure you get the maximum compensation you may be entitled to.

List of New Mexico Cities with the Worst Intersections

According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the fifty worst intersections were ranked by the total number of motor vehicle crashes for three consecutive years. After reviewing the data, the New Mexico cities with the worst Intersections are the following:

Albuquerque, New Mexico

There are more dangerous and deadly intersections in Albuquerque, New Mexico than anywhere else in the state. In fact, the top 13 worst intersections were all in Albuquerque! And a majority of the list is from Albuquerque.

Paseo Del Norte Blvd NW and Paseo Del Norte Blvd NE contributed to over 250 fatal crashes which is more than any other three streets on the list. The most dangerous intersection for car accidents was Paseo Del Norte Blvd NW and Coors Blvd NW, and the second worst was Paseo Del Norte Blvd NE and Jefferson St NE. Other dangerous portions of Paseo Del Norte Blvd are NE and Pan American East Highway NE, and NW and 2nd St NW.

Other dangerous roads with deadly intersections in Albuquerque for car crashes were San Mateo Blvd NE, Montgomery Blvd NE, Coors Blvd NW, and Wyoming Blvd NE. Of all the cities on this list, Albuquerque, New Mexico absolutely had the most crashes, the most injuries, and the most deaths than any other of the cities on the list. While most of these intersections have fatality and injury rate between 25% and 29%, the intersections of Central Ave W and Unser Blvd NW and Indian School Road NE and Sant Mateo Blvd NE both had a 38% fatality and injury rate—second highest on the list!

Las Cruces, New Mexico

While Las Cruces does not have nearly as many intersections on the list, motor vehicle crashes here are likely to cause serious injury or be fatal then any other intersection on the list! In fact, Las Cruces, New Mexico holds the highest percentage and third highest percentage rate of injury or death in an intersection crash. The worst was a 41% fatality and injury rate at Elks Dr and Main St. This is the highest on the list and scary that almost half the time a person will be seriously injured or killed in a crash!. The third worst on the list is Main St and Solano Drive in Las Cruces, New Mexico has a 37% fatality and injury rate.

Another reason why Las Cruces has such a high percentage of injury and fatality rates is simply because this is a major trucking hub and there are a lot of New Mexico trucking accidents occurring here. Indeed, trucking companies across the country like Schneider, US Parcel, Estes, McLane, FedEx, and other large companies use New Mexico’s popular interstate highway system to ship cargo coast to coast and north to south. At Las Cruces, this includes where I-25 and I-10 meet to switch north to south and east to west. US Route 70 and US Route 180 are also very popular routes adding to the danger of motor vehicle accidents.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

While there are not many Santa Fe cities on the list, the one that is on the list carries a one in four chance to seriously hurt or kill a person in a crash. This is Cerrillos Rd and St Francis Dr, and has caused over 150 crashes in three years with almost 40 killing or seriously hurting a victim. Cerrillos Rd and Zafarano Dr is also a very serious intersection, where 30% of the people involved in a crash are seriously hurt or killed.

Española, New Mexico

While only one intersection makes the list, it has resulted in a fatality or serious injury in 37% of the motor vehicle accidents which is tied third for the worst intersection. The intersection of Fairview Lane and Riverside Drive is incredibly deadly and single handedly gets Española on the list.

Farmington, New Mexico

This is the last non-Albuquerque city on the list. The intersection of 30th St and Main St has seriously injured or killed 21% of the drivers and passengers. Motorist should use extreme care when traveling on this intersection as well.

The Mark Caruso Fight for the Rights of Victims at Dangerous Intersections

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