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In 2015, several heavily traveled Montgomery County roads stood out as the worst for vehicle accidents.
Georgia Avenue took the top spot, with 149 crashes for the year. Coming in second was the Capital Beltway with 111 car accidents. Eisenhower Memorial Highway was third, with 98 crashes.
Officials reported 22 highway fatalities for the year, which occurred on a number of different roads throughout the county. Four of the fatalities occurred on Frederick Road, while accidents on the Capital Beltway accounted for two fatalities. Roads with one fatality each included Eisenhower Memorial Highway, Darnestown Road, Rockville Pike and Randolph Road.
For the three roads with the most accidents, all other reported crashes included injuries or possible injuries.
Official reports noted that four of the year’s accidents involved bicycles. Those crashes occurred on Gist Avenue, Rockville Pike, Tannery Ridge Drive and Twinbrook Parkway.
In addition, 40 accidents on multiple roads were reported to have involved pedestrians; three of those car accidents occurred on University Boulevard West. In all accidents involving bicycles and pedestrians, injuries or possible injuries were reported.
Alcohol and young drivers played roles in many of the fatal crashes in Montgomery County in 2015.
In June, four high school students crashed after attending an underage party that included alcohol in North Potomac. Two of the teens died in the wreck, while the driver and another passenger sustained injuries.
Police reported that the group had left the party just before midnight when their car left the roadway, crashed into a tree and came to rest in a home’s front yard. Speed, alcohol and failure to wear seat belts are thought to have played a role in the accident.
In November, another crash that police say involved alcohol resulted in the deaths of two more teens who had recently graduated from Montgomery County’s Thomas S. Wootton High School. The 19-year-old driver responsible for the accident also had attended an underage party — also in North Potomac — at which alcohol was served. A fourth teenage passenger in the car was injured in the crash.
Officers also issued criminal citations against an adult homeowner who allegedly allowed people under the age of 21 to have or consume alcoholic beverages in his home.
Alcohol also may have contributed to an August wreck on Darnestown Road that claimed the life of a 23-year-old woman.
The driver of the car in which the woman was riding reportedly crossed the centerline while navigating a curve, struck another car and crashed into a tree. The woman who died and another man were thrown from the vehicle; the man suffered critical injuries. Three passengers in the other car also were injured.
Have You Been in a Montgomery County Auto Accident?
If you’ve been injured in a vehicle crash because of another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, missed work time, property damage and other expenses. For a free personal injury consultation, please contact DuBoff & Associates, Chartered.
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