What Causes So Many Accidents on Lead and Coal?
Albuquerque (October 21, 2021) – A new report shows that there were almost 2,000 car crashes on Lead Avenue and Coal Avenue between 2005 and 2019 that resulted in more than $500 in property damage, injury, or death. These one-way arterial streets have been a major problem area for traffic since the 1950s and have undergone continuous road work over the years in various attempts to make the roadways safer.
According to crash reports obtained from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), the most common contributing factor to accidents on Lead and Coal since 2005 has been driver inattention. Other significant contributors to the high rate of accidents in the area include failure to yield the right of way, disregarding traffic signals, alcohol or drug impairment, and speeding. Source: KRQE