What Are The Most Dangerous Intersections In Michigan? Top 20 List

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June 29, 2020 - 6:36 pm
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(WWJ) Which intersections around metro Detroit are the most dangerous? 

According to the Michigan State Police's 2019 statistics, the absolute worst is the busy roundabout at 18 1/2 Mile Rd. and Van Dyke Ave., which saw a 62% increase in car crashes year-over-year, going from 141 in 2018 to 229 in 2019. That one is followed by not too far behind by Schoolcraft at Telegraph in Redford Township, and Orchard Lake at 14 Mile in the Farmington Hills-West Bloomfield area.  

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Here is the complete list, released on a blog by the Michigan Auto Law website earlier this month:

  1. 18 1/2 MILE RD @ VAN DYKE AVE, Sterling Heights, 229 Total Crashes, 14 Injuries
  2. SCHOOLCRAFT RD @ TELEGRAPH RD, Redford Twp, 210 Total Crashes, 41 Injuries
  3. ORCHARD LAKE RD @ 14 MILE RD, Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield, 178 Total Crashes, 22 Injuries
  4. M 5/MARTIN PKWY @ N PONTIAC TRAIL, Commerce Twp, 161 Total Crashes, 12 Injuries
  5. STATE RD @ W ELLSWORTH RD, Pittsfield Twp/Ann Arbor, 154 Total Crashes, 8 Injuries
  6. 11 MILE RD/I 696 @ VAN DYKE AVE, Center Line, 129 Total Crashes, 31 Injuries
  7. TELEGRAPH RD @ 12 MILE RD, Southfield, 128 Total Crashes, 17 Injuries
  8. US 131 @ WEALTHY ST, Grand Rapids, 123 Total Crashes, 18 Injuries
  9. I 75 @ BIG BEAVER RD, Troy, 113 Total Crashes, 17 Injuries
  10. FORD RD @ HAGGERTY RD, Canton Twp, 101 Total Crashes, 35 Injuries
  11. HALL RD @ SCHOENHERR RD, Shelby Twp, 96 Total Crashes, 16 Injuries
  12. 23 MILE RD @ I 94, Chesterfield Twp, 94 Total Crashes, 24 Injuries
  13. 11 MILE RD @ GRATIOT AVE E, Roseville, 94 Total Crashes, 23 Injuries
  14. SOUTHFIELD RD @ W 11 MILE RD, Lathrup Village, 93 Total Crashes, 31 Injuries
  15. FORD RD @ MERCURY DR, Dearborn, 91 Total Crashes, 30 Injuries
  16. HALL RD @ ROMEO PLANK RD, Clinton Twp, 86 Total Crashes, 27 Injuries
  17. FORD RD @ LILLEY RD, Canton Twp, 80 Total Crashes, 20 Injuries
  18. DIXIE HWY @ I 75, Springfield Twp, 79 Total Crashes, 13 Injuries
  19. DIX AVE @ M 39, Lincoln Park, 78 Total Crashes, 18 Injuries
  20. TELEGRAPH RD @ SQUARE LAKE RD, Bloomfield Twp, 78 Total Crashes, 15 Injuries

Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit

Looking at the stats from MSP, the state saw a slight decrease in injuries from car crashes when comparing a full year of 2019 traffic accident reports to 2018. Unfortunately, the total number of auto accidents and the number of fatalities were both higher in 2019 than they were the previous year. Read more from Michigan Auto Law, here.