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Middlesex County Highway One of New Jersey’s Most Dangerous for Pedestrians

By Lependorf & Silverstein on March 28, 2013

Courtesy of New Brunswick Patch, a report from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign has named Middlesex County’s Route 1 as one of New Jersey’s deadliest roads over the past three years for pedestrians.  Over the whole tri-state area Route 1 tied for fourth most dangerous.  Between 2009 and 2012 nine people lost their lives in pedestrian accidents.  Manhattan’s Broadway and Nassau County’s Route 24 tied for having the most pedestrian deaths—12.

In February, 2013, a man from New York trying to get across Route 1’s northbound lane was hit by a vehicle and taken to the hospital in critical condition.  There have been three deaths each year since 2009 on Route 1.

The New Jersey pedestrian accident attorneys at the firm of Lependorf & Silverstein understand that safety on New Jersey’s highways is a concern for everyone, including bicyclists and pedestrians.

The nine pedestrian deaths on New Jersey’s Route 1 put the highway in a three-way tie for being the state’s most deadly highway.  Burlington County’s Route 130 and Atlantic County’s Albany Avenue, Blackhorse Pike U.S. 322/40 share the sad designation of ranking first.  Middlesex County’s Route 9 was ranked at the ninth most dangerous highway in the tri-state area.

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is a nonprofit organization that serves as an advocate for transportation safety-related issues.  The Tri-State Transportation Campaign’s report is based on NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting system.

At Lependorf & Silverstein, our New Jersey pedestrian accident attorneys know that once you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident caused by another’s negligence your life will be forever changed.  We are experienced professionals who can help you recover the compensation you deserve.  If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact us online or call us at (609) 240-0040 for a free case evaluation.

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