Are Milwaukee's Roads and Highways Becoming More Dangerous to Drive?
In Milwaukee, we have access to two major interstate (I-94, I-43) and state highways (I-794, I-894), three U.S. highways (U.S. 18, 41, 45), and the Marquette and Zoo Interchanges. Our highway network can be a real challenge for drivers.
Long-term and multiplying construction zones like the I-94 in the south suburb of Racine County, with narrow lanes and a high-speed flow increase the risk of rear-end crashes or chain-collisions.
Some intersections are far more dangerous than others. Here is a list of the 6 worst ones, descending order of crash number per year:
- McKinley Ave & N 6th St - 26
- W Burleigh St/N 60th St/Roosevelt - 25
- Brown Dee Rd & N 67th St - 24
- Good Hope Rd & N 91st St - 24
- W Bluemound & N Mayfair Rd - 23
- Capitol Dr & N 35th St - 23
Traffic density is increasing in Milwaukee, Forbes magazine listed the city as the 4th best city for commuting. More cars mean longer commuting hours and more aggressive driving. Long waiting times at cross lights, slow-moving lanes and sudden stops also mean drivers will take more risks crossing, turning, changing lanes, or tailgating. More risks inevitably mean more crashes.
More traffic on rural roads as commuters tend to avoid clogged urban highways and interstates. Higher speeds and higher risk of a head-on collision are the main reasons why rural road crashes tend to have extreme consequences.
Old or poorly designed infrastructure. A dangerous ramp on the Marquette Interchange sees more than 70 crashes per year, several 40-year old bridges on the Zoo Interchange are in need of reinforcement and the entire interchange may have to be rebuilt. These are examples of an aging Milwaukee highway infrastructure that is in constant need of repair and improvement. Without these repairs and improvements, Wisconsin drivers are at greater risk of accident, injury or even death.
Bad weather conditions: Wisconsin is not like sunny Arizona. Severe winter and long nights, fog, rain, floods, snow, frost and strong winds all make driving a challenge for residents and visitors alike. Poor weather conditions are often a contributing factor in auto accident collisions in Milwaukee.
No matter how careful you and other drivers are, in the above-described road conditions car crashes occur daily. If you or someone you care for has suffered serious injuries in a Milwaukee or Wisconsin auto accident, the consequences may be very difficult for you to handle on your own. You want to have someone at your side you can trust and who can give you the right kind of advice, someone who is experienced and compassionate, who will clarify your options and help you recover.
Take advanatage of having an experienced auto accident lawyer of Hupy and Abraham at your side.
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