10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Over 37,000 people die in road crashes each year. An additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel. Closer to home, the Keystone State is certainly no stranger to its fair share of accidents—most which are a result of driver error. In 2017, 1,137 drivers lost their lives behind the wheel. Approximately 1 out of every 159 people were injured in a reportable traffic crash.
While the numbers appear grim, there is a silver lining. Of the total people involved in crashes in Pennsylvania in 2017, most were not injured. The 1,137 fatalities in 2017 also represent the lowest number of fatalities in Pennsylvania motor vehicle crashes over the last 90 years.
Using The Accident Map
At Solnick & Associates, LLC, we are committed to the safety of our community. In an effort to promote safer driving, we have created an interactive map that shows the ten most dangerous roads in Montgomery County.
We believe when you know better, you do better. It is our hope that this map will encourage drivers to not only be extra cautious when traveling these specific streets, but it will also prompt them to be mindful of their surroundings and vigilant of their surroundings—no matter where they might be driving.
To interact with the map, you can scroll by dragging with your mouse or finger. You can also filter between all crashes and the top 10 most dangerous intersections by using the filter in the top right corner.
Where are the Most Accidents in Montgomery County?
1) 1798 W Main St, Norristown, PA | 16 Accidents
The intersection of Main St and Whitehall lies just west of downtown Norristown. Main Street receives a significant amount of traffic from drivers traveling to and from downtown. The intersection saw the largest number of crashes in Montgomery County in 2017, with 16 accidents in total.
2) 5 King St, Pottstown, PA | 15 Accidents
The intersection of King St and Manatawny St in Pottstown, PA falls second on the list with a total of 15 accidents. The intersection isn’t far from Pottstown Pike. Traffic traveling to and from the pike is likely the culprit for the higher number of accidents at this intersection. Ice House Steak & Pizza also sits on the corner of the intersection. Drivers heading to Ice House should proceed with caution.
3) 1158 Welsh Rd, North Wales, PA | 14 Accidents
The intersection of Welsh Rd and US 202 is very heavily trafficked. Places where highways intersect normal roads have a much higher risk of accidents. The intersection was home to a total of 14 accidents.
4) 364 East Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA | 13 Accidents
Yet another busy intersection, the junction of Lincoln Highway and Wynnewood Rd is heavily trafficked. The intersection was home to 13 accidents in 2017.
5) Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension, Plymouth Meeting, PA | 13 Accidents
The northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike spans over 40 miles. The largest concentration of accidents on the turnpike occur where the turnpike intersects West Germantown Pike. A total of 13 accidents occurred at or near the junction in 2017.
6) 597 Horsham Rd, Horsham, PA | 12 Accidents
The intersection of Horsham Rd and Norristown Rd is located on the western side of Horsham. The intersection was home to 12 accidents in 2017, making it the 6th most dangerous intersection in Montgomery County.
7) 8363 Limekiln Pike, Wyncote, PA | 10 Accidents
Limekiln Pike (part of State Route 309) is one of the larger transportation arteries in Montgomery County. The largest concentration of accidents on Limekiln occured where Limekiln intersects Greenwood Avenue. The junction was home to 10 accidents.
8) 400 W Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA | 10 Accidents
The intersection of West Germantown Pike and Plymouth Rd lies less than a mile north of the intersection between West Germantown Pike and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It’s clear that drivers should exercise extreme caution when getting on and off the turnpike in Plymouth Meeting.
9) 2385 W Cheltenham Ave, Philadelphia, PA | 10 Accidents
2385 W Cheltenham Ave is located in the Cheltenham Square Mall on the northern side of Philadelphia. A total of 10 accidents occurred at or near the intersection of Cheltenham Ave and Washington Lane.
10) 732 Easton Rd, Horsham, PA | 10 Accidents
The intersection of Easton Rd and Maple Ave is less than a mile from the 6th most dangerous intersection at Horsham and Norristown. Plymouth Meeting and Horsham are the only cities to have more than one intersection on the list. The junction of Easton Road and Maple Ave was home to 10 accidents.
What Can We Learn
Sometimes accidents are unavoidable. However, there are times when an accident occurs because of the negligence of another person or company. Even a minor accident can result in large medical bills, loss of income, and an inability to lead a normal life.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to another’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Pennsylvania’s Solnick & Associates, LLC for help.