Some areas of the city were significantly more prone to vehicle accidents than others in 2015. With more than 9,200 accidents where an injury was reported, the six most dangerous intersections were:
Gwynns Falls Parkway and Reisterstown Road: 46 accidents
Northern Parkway at Jones Falls Expy: 38 accidents
Orleans Street at Gay & Enstor Streets: 36 accidents
West Cold Spring Lane at Jones Falls Expy: 34 accidents
South Monroe Street at Washington Boulevard: 27 accidents
West Northern Parkway at Falls Road: 26 accidents
In addition to the accidents that occurred at the intersection of Gwynns Falls and Reisterstown, Gwynns Falls Parkway itself was among the most-frequent accident sites, with 240 crashes reported there. A number of accidents occurred at the road’s intersections with Auchentoroly Terrace, Denison Street, Garrison Boulevard, Dukeland Street and Warwick Avenue, among others.
Washington Boulevard also was a frequent site of accidents, with more than 130 for the year. In addition to South Monroe Street, other intersections that saw multiple wrecks included South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, West Patapsco Avenue and Hollins Ferry Road.
Which of Baltimore’s police districts saw the most accidents for the year? The Northeast District had by far the highest number of vehicle accidents, at 1,442. The Northern District came in second at 1,320, followed by the Northwest District at 1,092 and the Central District at 1,070.
Following up After an Accident
If you’ve been in a car accident in Baltimore, it’s important to have a copy of your accident report. In the city, you can get a copy from the Central Records Section online for $14. You also can request a copy through the mail.
In Baltimore County, you can get a copy through the mail from the Baltimore County Police Department for a $15 fee. You’ll need to download the Police Report Request Form, fill out the required information and mail in the form. It takes approximately two weeks for reports to be processed.
After a Baltimore auto accident, it’s critical that you work with an experienced car accident attorney to ensure that your rights are fully protected. You may think that talking with a lawyer isn’t important if your accident was minor. However, any accident can cause injuries that only manifest later — and lead to legal issues or significant medical bills for you. To schedule your free consultation with a Baltimore car accident attorney, please contact DuBoff & Associates, Chartered.