Minnesota and the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro do not have the bad reputation for dangerous driving that other parts of the country do. But we still have our fair share of car accidents, some of them severe enough to kill or seriously maim somebody.
Certain Minnesota roads are particularly notorious for negligent motorists and violent collisions. Here are the five deadliest highways in the state, according to a news report.
- U.S. Highway 169. This highway heads north from the edge of the Twin Cities up to Lake Mille Lacs. Increased population and icy winters make it a common site for serious accidents.
- U.S. Highway 12. Specifically, the stretch of Hwy. 12 between Wayzata and Delano. Despite recent safety improvements, the road includes hard-to-see intersections and narrow lanes.
- Interstate 94. It’s probably no surprise to any Twin Cities readers that I-94 has some of the most dangerous wrecks in Minnesota. Heavy traffic and wreckless motorists regularly contribute to terrible incidents.
- U.S. Highway 14. The highway that stretches across southern Minnesota through Mankato and Rochester is quite dangerous, especially around the intersection with Olmstead Co. Rd. 3.
- U.S. Highway 10. One of the oldest highways in the state, Hwy. 10 runs along the northern edge of the Twin Cities. As with most of the state’s roads, it can accumulate ice and snow during blizzards and put everyone in danger.
Bad weather can be unavoidable in winter. But someone who drives drunk, while distracted by their phone or simply while ignoring traffic laws puts everyone at risk unnecessarily. Injuries from a preventable collision with a negligent driver can qualify you for substantial compensation from that same motorist.