You can get hit by a car anywhere in New Haven, of course. Bad drivers are everywhere. But some stretches of road in this town are especially dangerous, based on the data.
The eight worst roads in New Haven
According to data from the University of Connecticut’s Connecticut Crash Data Repository, these were the eight worst roads and highways in New Haven for car accidents in 2018:
- CT-63 (147 car accidents)
- Whalley Ave. (158 accidents)
- U.S. Route 1 (189 accidents)
- Chapel St. (198 accidents)
- CT-15 (263 accidents)
- I-95 (324 accidents)
- CT-10 (335 accidents)
- I-91 (379 accidents)
The total number of traffic accidents decreased by more than 23 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year. However, the same stretches of road were at the top of the list for both years.
Roads can become notoriously dangerous for a variety of reasons. Speeding, tailgating and other reckless behavior could be common. The streets and highways themselves could be poorly designed, with narrow lanes, poor visibility on turns, insufficient lighting and so on. Or a combination of negligent drivers and unsafe design could be responsible for many of the wrecks in the New Haven area.
Dangerous streets, motorists lead to severe injuries
Most road collisions are minor, and everyone involved walks away with nothing more than a couple of bumps and bruises. Unfortunately, there is always the risk that a crash will seriously injure you, even with a seatbelt and airbags protecting you. A car crash can lay you up and force you out of work for months, even years. You could even become permanently disabled, which can be a profound life change, emotionally devastating and extremely expensive. All of this could be compensable by the driver who caused your injuries.