Dangers on I-81

June 6, 2016

Kolsby Gordon represents individuals who suffer from severe injuries due to catastrophic tractor trailer and car accidents. Interstate 81 is a direct route connecting Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia. It stretches through the four-state area and is used by thousands of commuters every day. However, it has a history of tragic accidents due to speeding, recklessness, weather and road conditions and an increasing number of tractor trailer accidents.

Many commuters stated that they see fatal crashes, rear-end collisions, minor fender benders on a daily basis, while traveling on I-81. In the past 10 years, there have been a staggering 6,261 total crashes in all four states. Ninety-eight of those were fatal crashes that killed 113 people.

interstate-81-map

Map of I-81

I-81 Dangers and Safety Tips

“More than 50 percent of those crashes happened in West Virginia. According to the West Virginia Department of Transportation, there were a total of 58 traffic fatalities along I-81 from 2005-2014. Data provided by the Virginia Department of Transportation shows 21 traffic fatalities on I-81 in Frederick County, Va. nineteen people died on I-81 in Franklin County, according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. And in Maryland, the State Highway Administration said 15 people were killed in just the 12-mile stretch between West Virginia and Pennsylvania.”

Police recommended

-Staying Vigilant

-Reducing speed

-Giving proper distance to vehicles

The attorneys at Kolsby Gordon have successfully represented victims in some of the most extreme cases of motor vehicle and trucking accidents in the region. Many of our clients have faced severe impairments or physical disabilities that have dramatically changed the course of their lives. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, call to speak with a Kolsby Gordon lawyer today.