The Most Dangerous Roads in Houston

Written by: Mayday Law Office

Houston Roadways with Large Numbers of Accidents and Deaths

Houston regularly ranks as one of the most dangerous cities to drive in the state of Texas and across the country. It is a sprawling metroplex with enormous amounts of traffic. As a transportation hub, the city sees vast amounts of semi-trucks and 18-wheelers traveling on its highways. Unfortunately, the odds are stacked against Houston drivers making it a hotspot for dangerous car accidents.

At the Mayday Law Office, we represent Houstonians who have been injured in car wrecks throughout the city. We fight hard to protect the rights of injured parties and to ensure that they receive the largest recovery possible. If you have been injured in a Houston car accident, contact our office at (281) 741-1162 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. 

What Is the Most Dangerous Road in Houston?

I-45 is not only the most dangerous road in Houston, but it has also recently been named the most dangerous road in the United States according to multiple reports. It received the ranking by Popular Mechanics because of the large number of crashes and fatalities that occurred over the course of 14 years. 

Why I-45 is ranked the most dangerous road in the U.S.:

  • There were 288 crashes and 320 fatalities in a 14-year period according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. 
  • It is heavily trafficked and often congested.
  • There is a high rate of speeders, drunk drivers, and inattentive motorists.
  • It is not well-lit in some areas.
  • It has 56.5 fatal accidents for every 100 miles (the most in the nation).

Two of the most dangerous areas on I-45 are between Airtex Drive (Exit 63) and TX 249 and between Rte 5 and Cavalcade (Exit 50), according to a study conducted by Moneygeek

What Other Roads Are Prone to Accidents?

I-45 is not the only dangerous road in Houston. Moneygeek ranked Tomball Parkway (TX-249 as the 3rd most dangerous road in Texas. Between 2017 and 2019, the road between Antoine Dr. and W. Greens Rd saw 14 accidents. There were 3.2 fatal accidents per mile on the 5-mile stretch of roadway. 

Other dangerous Houston roadways include:

  • I-10
  • 610 Loop
  • South Gessner Road
  • Airline Drive
  • Bissonnet Street
  • Cullen Blvd
  • US-290
  • Caroline Street

If you are involved in a traffic accident on these or any other Houston roads, you need to contact an attorney. A car accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve. 

What Roads in Houston Have High Numbers of Hit-and-Run Crashes?

Houston roadways are not only dangerous to motorists, but they have also proven deadly for pedestrians. Several streets are particularly prone to hit-and-run crashes. 

As reported by Click2Houston, streets like Westheimer Road are hazardous to pedestrians. The Houston Police Department notes that there have been “nearly 21,000 hit-and-run crashes” in the city this year.

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