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Metro Detroit's Worst Intersection Revealed

The top two are in Oakland County, followed by a third in Macomb.

May 16, 2019 - 8:05 am

(WWJ) Many are terrible, but one intersection in Southfield stands out from all the rest when it comes to crashes in metro Detroit.

Telegraph and 12 Mile Road took the top spot in the latest survey of the region's most dangerous intersections.

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There were 20 dangerous intersections overall, per WWJ's Mike Campbell, but Tel/12 stood out as the worst of the worst. There were 145 accidents there in 2018, with 24 injuries.

"I've seen a few of the accidents," said a nearby gas station employee, who added the crashes he's seen usually involve someone running a red light. 

This ranking comes from Michigan Auto Law, which looked into data provided by Michigan State Police.

Driver Sharon McWilliams told Campbell the news didn't surprise her. "It's very busy," she said. "It's bad through here, at certain times of the day and evening when I'm off work, it's really bad."

No. 2 on the list is the intersection of 14 mile and Orchard Lake, followed in third place by 18 and-a-half-mile and Van Dyke.

The rest of the list includes:

M 5/MARTIN PKWY @ PONTIAC TRL, Commerce Twp, 138 Total Crashes, 9 Injuries

I 75 @ BIG BEAVER ROAD, Troy, 129 Total Crashes, 13 Injuries

11 MILE ROAD/I 696 @ VAN DYKE AVE, Warren/Center Line, 126 Total Crashes, 27 Injuries

TELEGRAPH ROAD @ SCHOOLCRAFT ROAD, Redford Twp, 125 Total Crashes, 15 Injuries

STATE ROAD @ ELLSWORTH ROAD, Ann Arbor/Pittsfield Twp, 123 Total Crashes, 6 Injuries

HALL ROAD/M59 @ SCHOENHERR ROAD, Utica/Sterling Heights, 116 Total Crashes, 20 Injuries

I 75 @ M 59, Auburn Hills, 115 Total Crashes, 30 Injuries

JOY ROAD @ M 39/SOUTHFIELD FWY, Detroit, 99 Total Crashes, 26 Injuries

HALL ROAD/M 59 @ ROMEO PLANK ROAD, Clinton Twp, 99 Total Crashes, 18 Injuries

I 75 @ 14 MILE ROAD, Madison Heights, 96 Total Crashes, 17 Injuries

METROPOLITAN PKWY @ VAN DYKE AVE, Sterling Heights, 95 Total Crashes, 20 Injuries

METROPOLITAN PKWY @ MOUND ROAD, Sterling Heights, 94 Total Crashes, 20 Injuries

BIG BEAVER ROAD @ ROCHESTER ROAD, Troy, 92 Total Crashes, 27 Injuries

FORD ROAD @ LILLEY ROAD, Canton Twp, 91 Total Crashes, 25 Injuries

11 MILE ROAD @ GRATIOT AVE E, Roseville, 90 Total Crashes, 31 Injuries

HALL ROAD/M 59 @ VAN DYKE AVE, Utica, 89 Total Crashes, 13 Injuries

8 MILE ROAD @ WOODWARD AVE, Detroit, 87 Total Crashes, 10 Injuries