You may not know it, but the O’Neill Tunnel is one of the most problematic parts of the road in all of Boston. Residents of our city may have experienced the poor design that has caused one man to claim that he has trouble navigating the exits. For those of you who are not familiar with the area, consider that the O’Neill Tunnel is responsible for 22 times the number of accidents in two other city tunnels, Callahan and Sumner, combined.
These statistics were reinforced recently when a multivehicle accident caused massive traffic clogging in early December. This despite Massachusetts transportation official’s claims that the signage and lighting were increased in an effort to prevent such accidents. There are other options being considered in an effort to try to reduce or eliminate accidents in the tunnel, such as slowing down speeders at the entrances with rumble strips. Unfortunately, until such a fix is implemented, the O’Neill Tunnel will likely remain a traffic collision hot spot.
While there are certainly other areas of the city that played host to accidents, this news is particularly relevant for those who often drive through the O’Neill Tunnel. If you often drive through the tunnel, it may feel like it is just a matter of time before you are involved in an accident. This is why it is important to be prepared to take legal action in the event of an accident.
Even minor accidents can be a serious strain on finances. Insurance rates could go up along with unexpected bills required to fix your car and recover your health. If you have been in a car accident, consider meeting with a car accident lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Source: Boston CBS Local, “Keller @ Large: O’Neill Tunnel Trouble,” Jon Keller, Dec. 3, 2014