Most Dangerous Roads In Page County
Traffic safety researchers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have known for a long time that the majority of fatal crashes occur on rural roads. While recent studies have shown many of the differences between rural and urban crashes, it is still not clear if most rural crashes involve people who live in rural areas or residents of urban areas traveling on rural roads. These studies represent statistics nationwide. But what are the statistics for our local counties? Where do we need to drive with the most caution? What are the most dangerous roads in Page County?
Page Co. Most Dangerous Roads — 2017 Crashes
In 2017, there were a total of 249 car crashes in Page County. Of those 249 crashes, more than half resulted in injuries, with an additional 3 fatalities. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, a few of the most dangerous roads in Page County in 2017 included:
US Route 340 — 31 crashes involving injuries with 1 fatality
US Route 211 — 26 crashes involving injuries with 1 fatality
Main Street — 17 crashes involving injuries
Leaksville Road — 4 crashes involving injuries with 1 fatality
Maryland Avenue — 4 crashes involving injuries
Apart from the reported injuries, there were numerous crashes involving property damage in 2017 with US Route 340, US Route 211, Main Street, and Broad Street appearing to have some of the highest occurrences.
2018 Crashes — Page County
In 2018, the roads that saw the most crashes resulting in injury included the usual players along with one or two other additions. In all there were 228 crashes in 2018 with 5 fatalities. Of those 228 total crashes, 103 of them involved injuries:
US Route 340 — 29 injuries with 3 fatalities
Main Street — 14 injuries with 1 fatality
US Route 211 — 9 injuries
Third Street — 5 injuries
In 2018, there was an additional fatal crash which occurred on Mill Creek Road.
2019 Crashes — Page County
So far, through mid-October 2019, there have been 177 total crashes with 4 fatalities. These crashes have been reported in the following areas:
US Route 340 — 34 injuries with 2 fatalities
US Route 211 — 9 injuries with 1 fatality
Main Street — 8 crashes involving injuries
In 2019, an additional fatality occurred on First Street. The roads with the most numerous crashes involving property damage include Main Street, US 211, and US 340.
The Biggest Losers?
For the years 2017-2019, the roads in Page County with the most crashes involving injury were US Route 340 (not surprising), US Route 211, Main Street, Leaksville Road, Maryland Avenue, and Third Street. Obviously, these roads can be very dangerous. Please use extra caution when traveling these roadways!
How Long Can I Wait to Call a Lawyer?
When you’re injured in an auto accident in Virginia, you must be aware of the statute of limitations which applies in your particular case. The statute of limitations refers to the time you have following an accident to file a lawsuit. In Virginia, this time limit depends upon the circumstances of your accident and injury. The time limitation starts to run on the date of the accident. Filing a claim with an insurance company does not extend or delay the time.
The longer you wait to contact an attorney, the greater the risk that the statute of limitations time limit will expire. If it does, you may lose your right to sue the at-fault party and recover compensation for your injuries. If you’ve been seriously injured and someone else is at fault, you should contact a personal injury attorney at the earliest possible time. Contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer early in your case will help prevent deadlines from expiring and will allow your case to be properly prepared.
To be able to determine whether you have a case, your lawyer needs to thoroughly investigate the details about your accident and injuries. Investigating the accident and collecting information is much easier if it occurs quickly after the accident has happened. A time delay can result in many problems like lost evidence and witnesses who can’t be found.
When you hire a lawyer to handle your car accident claim, he or she will first negotiate with the insurance company to try to settle your claim. If settlement negotiations break down, your attorney will prepare to file a lawsuit and prepare your case for trial. For this reason, it is especially important that you get an experienced lawyer to help with your case, such as one certified through the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Talk with a Virginia Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one suffered significant injuries in a car accident in Virginia, Ritchie Law Firm is here to help. The experienced, certified attorneys at the Ritchie Law Firm has helped thousands of injured victims and their families recover the compensation they deserve after an accident. Contact us by phone at 800-277-6124 or by using our online contact form.
Ritchie Law Firm is a personal injury law firm devoted to helping individuals who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries or lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence. Ritchie Law Firm serves all of Virginia, while helping clients in cities and surrounding areas of Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Staunton, and Winchester also serves clients in West Virginia, including Martinsburg, WV.