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Route 9 in Hadley tops local list of most dangerous roads

JERREY ROBERTS
Traffic at the corner of Northampton and West Streets in Easthampton Wednesday.

JERREY ROBERTS Traffic at the corner of Northampton and West Streets in Easthampton Wednesday. Purchase photo reprints »

1. Russell Street (Route 9), Hadley, 142 accidents; 29 resulted in injuries

2. King Street (Routes 5 and 10), Northampton, 79 accidents; 25 resulted in injuries

3. Northampton Street (Route 10), Easthampton, 51 accidents; 17 resulted in injuries

4. Elm Street (Route 9), Northampton, 42 accidents, 17 resulted in injuries

5. Main Street (Routes 9 and 10), Northampton, 60 accidents; 13 resulted in injuries

6. Bridge Road, Northampton, 44 accidents; 12 resulted in injuries

6. Granby Road (Route 202), South Hadley, 48 accidents; 11 resulted in injuries

7. Main Street (Route 10), Easthampton, 40 accidents; 7 resulted in injuries

8. Newton Street (Route 116), South Hadley, 31 accidents; 10 resulted in injuries

9. Two-way tie: University Drive, Amherst, 33 accidents; 8 resulted in injuries, and Northampton Road (Route 116), Amherst, 29 accidents; 9 resulted in injuries

10. South Pleasant Street (Route 116), Amherst, 34 accidents; 7 resulted in injuries

SOURCE: Gazette analysis of Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2010 crash data

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