Car accident attorney Andras Szantho found that 39% of all auto accidents in New Mexico occurred in Albuquerque, but the Szantho Law Firm thinks extra vigilance in key areas could reduce the numbers.
Injury lawyers at Szantho Law Firm see firsthand the effects of injuries received in a car accident. Dealing with personal injury, they have to be able to understand and communicate the effects that a collision has upon a person’s life and family. So when they saw that 39% of all crashes in New Mexico in 2011 took place in Albuquerque they decided to track where the incidents were occurring and ask drivers to use added caution when driving through high-accident areas.—
“Avoiding an auto accident is the surest way to prevent injuries due to a collision,” says Andras Szantho, founder of the Szantho Law Firm. “While we don’t advocate avoiding high-crash areas altogether, we do recommend that drivers are extra attentive in these locations.”
According to density map data in the 2011 Annual Traffic Crash Report, most of Albuquerque’s accidents occurred at and around major intersections, particularly those near the interstates. The largest area of concern, however, is the area around the city center. The area bordered by 4th, Carlisle, Central and Lomas showed a very high density of accidents.
Among the major roads I-25 had high rates with intersections near Paseo del Norte, San Mateo and Bridge. I-40 saw smaller densities overall, but trouble spots still appeared at most major roads, with Coors and San Mateo showing the largest number of collisions. The interchange also supports a large number of accidents as traffic merges at high speed. Other areas of concern were Coors and Paseo del Norte and the area near Alameda and Ellison near Rio Rancho.
“Unsurprisingly, the most congested areas also see the greatest rates of accidents. However, just a bit of extra caution can make a huge difference and reduce your chances of being involved in a crash,” concludes Szantho.
Car accident lawyers at The Szantho Law Firm have offices in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. They handle a variety of personal injury cases, including: bicycle accidents, automobile accidents, slip-and-fall, traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice and more. They can be reached for a free consultation at (505)-660-1141.
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