Interstate 93 in Massachusetts is the eighth-deadliest highway in the nation, according to a list compiled by The Daily Beast. Motorists are most likely to be involved in a Massachusetts car accident on I-93 than any other highway in the state.
Between 2004 and 2008, the 47 miles of I-93 in Massachusetts had 61 fatal accidents that claimed 67 lives, or an average of 1.30 fatalities per mile.
Road Safe America has titled summer the “100 Deadliest Days.” More than 50,000 fatal accidents occurred in June, July and August from 2004 to 2008, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Some roads really are more dangerous than others, whether because of poor design, heavy congestion or challenging terrain, including available roadside distractions. In compiling its list, the Daily Beast examined federal crash statistics for nearly 250 stretches of interstate highways to find out, mile-for-mile, which were the deadliest.
The deadliest highway in America — from 2004-2008, the last five years for which statistics are available — was I-95 in Florida. A total of 662 fatal accidents occurred on the 382-mile stretch of highway, claiming 765 lives.
The mile-for-mile comparison ranked I-76 in New Jersey the second-deadliest in the nation, where 3 miles of road saw five fatal accidents, which claimed six lives, or 1.64 fatalities per mile.
Other deadly roads in the Top 10 included:
3) I-4 in Florida: 132 miles of road/234 fatalities.
4) I-15 in California: 287 miles of road/506 fatalities.
5) I-10 in California: 243 miles of road/387 fatalities.
6) I-59 in Louisiana: 11 miles of road/16 fatalities.
7) I-94 in Illinois: 62 miles/89 fatalities.
8) I-93 in Massachusetts: 47 miles/67 fatalities.
9) I-95 in Delaware: 23 miles/30 fatalities.
10) I-55 in Tennessee: 12 miles/16 fatalities.
If you have been injured in a Boston car accident or an accident elsewhere in Massachusetts, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.