When’s the last time you were involved in a car accident? If you live in Maryland, chances are that it’s been less than five years.

A recent survey of car accidents nationwide shows that Washington, D.C. is the most dangerous city for drivers, followed closely by Baltimore, Maryland. On average, residents of D.C. are involved in car crashes every 4.8 years, while residents of Baltimore fall victim to Maryland car accidents every 5.3 years.

In comparison, the typical driver elsewhere in the United States is only involved in an accident about every 10 years.

What makes this part of the country so prone to crashes? While there are numerous possibilities, it’s likely that an overwhelming amount of traffic plays a factor. 

With so many drivers traveling to and from the nation’s capital, the numerous roads within and surrounding the Interstate 495/ Capital Beltway are bound to be busy and therefore more prone to accidents. 

Below are some of the more dangerous roads in our state, specifically when it comes to fatal Maryland car accidents:

  • Interstate 95 and County Road 5385 in Lake Arbor
  • Interstate 95 just south of Central Avenue (214) in Kettering
  • Interstate 495 and State Route 187 in Bethesda
  • Interstate 495 and State Route 414 in Oxon Hill
  • State Route 4 west of Interstate 495 in Forestville
  • U.S. 211 in Spencerville
  • U.S. 83 south of North Avenue in Baltimore
  • U.S. 40 and County Road 5040 in Rosedale

For more information on roads notorious for serious car accidents, or to see what accident hot spots are in your neighborhood, check out the interactive map at Risky Roads.

When you or a family member is involved in a serious car crash in Maryland, you may be eligible for compensation to help pay for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. To request a free consultation with an experienced Frederick accident attorney, call Nickelsporn and Lundin at 800-875-9700.