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2016 Michigan Most Dangerous Intersections for a Car Crash

Do you travel through Michigan’s most dangerous intersections regularly? We share the top intersections where the most car accidents have occurred.

 

The intersection of 14 Mile Road @ Orchard Lake Road on the border of Farmington Hills and West Bloomfield in Oakland County ranked No. 1 among the most dangerous intersections in Michigan, with over 160 total car accidents in 2016.

Whether driving through a busy suburb or down a quiet, rural road, intersections are inherently dangerous — and there are several dangerous intersections in Michigan.

In 2015, head-on and high-speed collisions at intersections contributed to 40% of all traffic-related injuries and 25% of all traffic fatalities in Michigan.

2016 Most Dangerous Intersections in Michigan by County and City

Use the search bar to filter results by city or county and see what Michigan intersections had the most crashes, fatalities or injuries near you last year.

wdt_IDCountyCity/TwpIntersection LocationTotal CrashesInjuries
1 county citytwp intersectionlocation 0 0
2 Oakland County Farmington Hills Orchard Lake Road @ 14 Mile Road 163 27
3 Macomb County Center Line 11 Mile Road/I 696 @ Van Dyke Avenue 158 37
4 Oakland County Southfield Telegraph Road @ 12 Mile Road 145 30
5 Oakland County Commerce Twp Martin Parkway/M5 @ Pontiac Trail 144 6
6 Oakland County Troy I 75 @ Big Beaver Road Interchange 134 27
7 Wayne County Redford Twp Schoolcraft Road @ Telegraph Road 120 16
8 Washtenaw County Ann Arbor/Pittsfield Twp State Street @ Ellsworth Road 120 5
9 Livingston County Brighton Grand River Avenue @ I 96 Interchange 103 19
10 Macomb County Sterling Heights 18 Mile Road @ Van Dyke Avenue 103 16


Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit

This is the latest data available from 2016 on total crashes at intersections. “Intersection” is defined as any road with a traffic signal, four-way stop or roundabout. This also includes intersections near freeways (and their subsequent on-ramps off-ramps and service streets), divided highways and rural roads.

Staying a Step Ahead of the Most Dangerous Intersections

We have found in reviewing this data that high-population areas combined with high speeds increase the risk of car crashes. While total car accidents is a good indicator of driver risk — especially vehicle damage — accidents involving injuries and fatalities remains a critical element in auto safety. This is why the list is crucial for educating drivers on the areas with the highest number overall accidents as well as injuries and fatalities.

Once you become aware of the dangerous intersections in your neighborhood or along your regular route, use caution going through these intersections. If you are involved in a car crash, review these Useful Car Accident Checklists, which includes safety steps every driver can take to protect themselves from future car accidents.

Have you been recently injured in a Michigan auto accident? Contact us for a free consultation to protect your rights under Michigan’s No Fault Insurance Law.

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