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Detroit's Most Dangerous Intersections

Have you ever been in Detroit, Michigan at the corners of Davison Street West and Linwood Street, and just missed an auto accident by a close call? Unfortunately, there have been many people who haven’t been so lucky at this intersection. From 2003 to 2007, Davison Street West and Linwood Street was the scene for 250 car accidents. It ranks No. 1 on our list of the 5 Most Dangerous Intersections in Detroit.

According to a report by Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), the following five intersections account for more than 1,000 car crashes from 2003 to 2007. So, where exactly are the dangerous intersections in Detroit that drivers should be aware of?

Detroit’s Top 5 Dangerous Intersections

Davison Street West and Linwood Street in Detroit, Michigan
The intersection of Linwood Street and Davison Street West may seem quiet. However, it has hosted more than 200 auto accidents from 2003 to 2007. With 250 car accidents, the intersection is first on our top five list.

Conner Street and Gratiot Avenue in Detroit, Michigan
The intersection of Conner Street and Gratiot Avenue sits not too far from the Detroit City Airport and Gethsemane Cemetery. Gratiot Avenue is also Route 3 (M-3), and has congested traffic throughout the day, which accounts for 222 crashes that have happened here between 2003 and 2007.

Livernois and McNichols Road West in Detroit, Michigan
Right at the University of Detroit Mercy sits the intersection of Livernois and McNichols Road West. Michigan drivers must beware of this particular intersection, which has experienced 206 driving accidents.

7 Mile Road East and Van Dyke in Detroit, Michigan

Not far from Lipke Park sits the fourth most dangerous intersection — 7 Mile Road East and Van Dyke Street. With 195 traffic accidents at this intersection, drivers need to take a bit more time when traveling in Detroit.

Greenfield Road at Warren Avenue West in Detroit, Michigan
The last, but certainly not least dangerous of Detroit’s worst intersections is the intersection of Greenfield Road at Warren Avenue West. This intersection was responsible for 191 crashes and rounds out our list of the 5 Most Dangerous Intersections in Detroit.

With so many traffic crashes happening in and around Detroit and with Michigan’s notorious no-fault law stipulations and time limits to file accident cases, it’s wise to print and keep this accident scene checklist in case you find yourself or a loved one in a car accident situation. Being prepared and aware of the dangers at these treacherous intersections are important factors in protecting yourself while driving around Detroit.

If you have been in an accident in one of these Detroit intersections, or want to point out an additional intersection in the city that’s unsafe, please give the lawyers of Michigan Auto Law feedback by posting a comment.

In the meantime, please keep reading our law firm blog, as three more posts on Michigan’s most dangerous intersections are to come. I will highlight five of the most unsafe intersections in southeast Michigan, Macomb County and Oakland County.

– This post was written by Steve Gursten, managing partner of Michigan Auto Law. Visit Steve Gursten’s LinkedIn profile.

Related information:

Michigan Car Accident Resource Center

Michigan Personal Injury Lawyer Video: Do I Have a Car Accident Case in Michigan?

Michigan Car Accident Lawyer Blogs: Michigan Car Accident Statistics

Michigan Auto Law exclusively handles car accident, truck accident and motorcycle accident cases throughout the entire state of Michigan. We have offices in Southfield, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Sterling Heights.

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