Defective Highway Design Being Corrected In Raleigh After Crash Numbers Skyrocket

October 10, 2013

One of the leading causes of accidental death in North Carolina is collisions involving motor vehicles. Data from the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles shows that in 2011 alone, a total of 1,208 lives were lost as the result of car accidents. The North Carolina Car Accident Lawyers with HensonFuerst explain that a portion of these accidents were the result of a defective highway design.

One such problematic road in Raleigh, North Carolina, is undergoing some structural changes to improve user safety. According to an article from WRAL News, a project to widen Tryon Road on the south side of town is about to begin after several accidents in the area prompted officials to implement the alterations.

The road will go from being a two-lane, winding road to a four-lane, straightened stretch of highway after a new bridge is constructed connecting the golf course in the Renaissance Park neighborhood to Wilmington Street. Experts say that eliminating the curves in the road and expanding the width of the asphalt to include an extra lane on both sides of the road should effectively address the high number of crashes that have been recorded in the area in recent years.

The law firm’s team of North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers applauds the efforts being made to keep the state’s roadways safe and hopes to see similar projects break ground in other needed areas throughout the region.


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