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What is the Killway in Toledo?
As someone who is on the road frequently, you may be familiar with the route from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Toledo, Ohio. It's a commercial route, but it's the fastest way to get from point A to point B.
Driving along the route from Fort Wayne to Toledo is fraught with danger. It's a busy commercial highway. There are often many semitrucks and 18-wheelers taking up the lanes of the aging highway, making it dangerous for drivers.
The highway, which was built in 1926, runs between Toledo, Ohio, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. It's nicknamed, "The Killway," which stems from an unusually high rate of fatal motor vehicle accidents that take place there.
Since the road was an older highway, it took many years for the state to address the growing problems it caused. By 2012, state officials finally agreed to make improvements. Along the highway, a 23-mile portion was widened to make more room for drivers. Originally, those 23 miles were a two-lane road.
When highways begin to get old or aren't fit for purpose, they become dangerous to drivers. On commercial highways, there are many large vehicles, and when the highways aren't designed for them, it's easier for crashes to happen. The vehicles may not fit in a single lane or could back up traffic for miles, eventually leading to an accident.
If you're in a crash because a road isn't fit for its purpose and caused a collision, that's something to take into consideration during a claim. With support, you can file a claim against anyone who was negligent, including those who own the roads.