Our Arkansas car accident lawyers were intrigued by a recent piece of investigative journalism that used national car accident fatality statistics from 2013 to determine which stretches of American highway are consider “the deadliest.”
Although none of the roads are in or around Little Rock, Arkansas drivers should still be weary when traveling nearby Southern byways. Specifically, of the “10 deadliest interstates in America,” here are three that Arkansas drivers would be likely to travel should they steer their car, truck or motorcycle toward other, nearby states:
- Interstate 285, Georgia: Based on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) accident data, this roughly 75-mile drive around Georgia sees, on average, nearly four accidents every 10 miles.
- Interstate 240, Oklahoma: Although this study placed our neighbor to the west as the 19th worst state in the country for fatal accidents overall, this particular stretch of highway south of Oklahoma City is the worst culprit with roughly three accidents recorded every 10 miles, and this same road continues to get high ranks for accidents as it stretches east into Tennessee.
- Interstate 410, Texas: During the year on which this report was based (2013), Texas logged more fatal accidents and drunk driving accidents than any other state in the country, with this stretch of highway around San Antonio statistically proving to be the most dangerous.
The other states included in this dubious list include California, Florida and Delaware.
If you do happen to become involved in a car accident in Arkansas, protect your rights by contacting one of the experienced lawyers at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar for a consultation: (888) 220-7068.