Monmouth-Ocean’s Most Dangerous Roads
They are stretches of road that you may travel everyday. Some of them you know are dangerous already. Others may surprise you.
According to a report by the NJ State Police, here's where Monmouth-Ocean ranked in regards to the most dangerous roads in the state for the year 2013.
3. Route 70 in Ocean County, 6 dead in 6 accidents
All those killed along this two-lane road stretching from Cherry Hill to the Jersey Shore were drivers. Five of the crashes occurred along a 10-mile stretch in Manchester, three of them within the span of a month between April 18 and May 16, while the sixth was in Lakewood.
4. Interstate 195 in Ocean County: 6 dead in 5 accidents
All six crashes along this interstate that cuts across the center of New Jersey and is the main roadway to the Great Adventure theme park occurred within seven miles of roadway in Jackson, and all took place on a weekend: two in January, two in October, and one in July. Drivers were killed in all five accidents and a passenger was also killed in one.
5. Route 539 in Ocean County: 6 dead in 5 accidents
This two-lane road through the Pine Barrens saw three drivers and three passengers killed. One accident was near its southern terminus in Little Egg Harbor, with two each in Manchester and Plumsted.
6. Route 37 in Ocean County: 6 dead in 5 accidents
All happened along an eight-mile stretch in Toms River, which has the dubious distinction of having the most pedestrian fatalities -- three. Four of the crashes occurred in six weeks, between March 14 and April 27, between mile-points 3.4 and 8. An accident on a Saturday in June took the life of a pedestrian.
7. Garden State Parkway in Monmouth County: 5 dead in 5 accidents
Although this is the prime way for many to reach the Jersey Shore, none of the crashes occurred during the summer. There were two accidents just 3/10 of a mile apart in Wall, and one each in Tinton Falls, Middletown, and Hazlet.
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