Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC
As with any rural area, Athens County, Ohio, has some dangerous roads. However, if you understand which intersections, highways, and roads are most dangerous, you may be able to take additional precautions to protect yourself and your family.
Here’s more about the four most dangerous roads in Athens County and liability for multiple collisions at specific roads across Ohio.
Athens County Dangerous Roads and Intersections
While traffic fatalities are down across Ohio, Athens County has experienced an increase since 2018. Athens County’s most dangerous highways, intersections, and roadways are:
Route 50 near Route 144 in Athens County has been known for producing some of the most devastating car accidents across the county. Many of the accidents reported on this route were caused by unsafe driving practices such as failure to stop, drunk driving, distracted driving, and other types of negligent driving behaviors.
Route 33 is a limited-access highway, intersecting State Road 7 and State Road 124. The Ohio Department of Transportation has recently started a safety improvement project which would help make Route 33 safer for drivers across Athens County. Redesigns in the Johnson Road connection to Route 33 will reduce conflict points and hopefully the number of traffic accidents.
Routes 50 and Athens Twp. Road 32
Wrecks on Route 50 and Athens Township Road 32 have made headlines. Many commercial truck accidents occur along this route, often caused by drunk, drowsy, drugged, or distracted driving. Drivers should take caution and be sure to maintain awareness of their surroundings and maintain enough distance between commercial trucks to avoid a collision.
State Route 13 runs north to south and often reports multi-vehicle and rollover accidents. Unsafe and negligent driving by motorists who fail to follow or notice carefully marked signs that indicate how dangerous certain curves of Route 13 are contribute to the cause of these collisions.
Common Factors Causing Motor Vehicle Accidents in Athens County
Generally, most motor vehicle accidents are caused by negligent driving. Some of the more common types of unsafe driving known to cause car accidents in the most dangerous intersections and roads in Athens County include:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to stop
- Failure to yield to the right of way
- Failure to use a turn signal
- Making illegal turns
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Driving while fatigued
Local factors also increase risk in the Athens area. Many commuters traveling to and from Columbus, commercial truck drivers, and distracted drivers near Ohio University have been found liable for causing some of the most devastating car accidents in Athens County. However, unsafe driving aside, other aspects more unique to rural roads also influence the frequency of accidents in Athens County, such as:
- Inclement weather
- Defective auto parts
- Improper street signs
- Lack of crosswalks
- Lack of bicycle paths
- Defective crossing signs
- Unsafe roadways
Your car accident attorney will need to closely examine the details of your case to determine how your accident occurred and who is responsible for your damages. If you were injured and any of the previously mentioned intersections or roadways across Athens County, our firm may be able to help you bring the liable party to justice.
Get Help From an Athens County Car Accident Lawyer
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident at any of the previously mentioned intersections, highways, or roads in Athens County, you may have the opportunity to hold the liable party accountable.
Explore your legal options further when you contact a dedicated Athens County car accident lawyer at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. Fill out our quick contact form or call our office at 1-800-HURT NOW to schedule your no-cost, risk-free consultation today.