Burlington County Road Named Most Dangerous in New Jersey for Pedestrians
A recent study showed that people should take extra precautions when walking in Burlington County. According to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign’s annual “Most Dangerous Roads for Walking” report, Route 130 in Burlington County is the most dangerous road for pedestrians in New Jersey.
Over a three-year period, 12 people were killed on Route 130 (Burlington Pike) in Burlington County, two more were killed where the road continues into Middlesex, and one more was killed in Camden. Two fatal crashes occurred at where Burlington Pike meets Manor Road in Delran and where it meets Pennypacker Drive in Willingboro. Route 30 in Camden County ranked second in the state with nine pedestrian fatalities and Route 1 in Middlesex County was third with seven.
This study is not only educational, but it also useful. The state Division of Highway Traffic Safety uses the information gathered in these types of reports to determine where improvements need to be made. Last May, they announced an 18-month project to make Route 130 safer for pedestrians. As reported by NJ Spotlight, law enforcement agencies are working together to target speeding, distracted, and aggressive drivers who put pedestrians at risk.
Route 130 is certainly not the only dangerous roadway for pedestrians that need improvements. Over a three-year period, 442 pedestrians were killed along New Jersey roadways, including 161 in 2012. Clearly, more needs to be done to protect pedestrians statewide.
If you have been injured in a New Jersey pedestrian accident, please contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who will help protect your legal rights. Injured pedestrians can seek compensation to cover damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, and pain and suffering.
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