It goes without saying that motor vehicle accidents can be physically and financially devastating. Everyone on the road is doing their part to keep themselves from being part of a catastrophic collision, but unfortunately, there are some roads where an accident is inherently more likely.
MoneyGeek reports on the deadliest roads in New Mexico based on fatal crash statistics collected between 2017 and 2019. Motorists using the roads in New Mexico, particularly around Albuquerque, can lower their odds of experiencing a car accident by being particularly cautious in these areas.
1. Central Avenue in Albuquerque
Central Avenue is a historically prominent street for Albuquerque and therefore sees more than its fair share of traffic. The stretch between San Mateo Boulevard and Dorado Place, in particular, experienced 15 fatalities in less than five miles during the two-year survey period.
Interstate roads can often be host to devastating high-speed collisions. The section of I-40 extending from Exits 154 to 158 in New Mexico, though, is especially dangerous with an average of 2.2 crashes per mile over a two-year period.
3. State Road 45 in Albuquerque
This Albuquerque state road proves to potentially be more dangerous than most intersections. SR-45 from Redlands Road to Central Avenue averaged 3.3 crashes per mile in the span from 2017 to 2019.
It is little coincidence that the most dangerous roads in New Mexico exist in the state’s largest city. It is important for motorists to be particularly careful and attentive in congested cities like Albuquerque, but it is also important to take appropriate legal action if the negligence of another driver causes a catastrophic accident.