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Top 10 most dangerous intersections for car accidents in Pontiac, Michigan

Car accident attorney says Huron Street as well as Telegraph Road have the highest number of crashes

Pontiac, Michigan is the seat of Oakland County, and unfortunately, this busy traffic area is the host of many car accidents. From the Woodward Loop to Dixie Highway and Huron Street, it’s not uncommon for Pontiac commuters and shoppers to become distracted while driving and get in crashes.

Our attorneys have handed many car accident cases from the Pontiac area. We want to share these dangerous intersections and roads with you, so hopefully, we never have to see you. Please take heed at the following areas. Slow down, don’t use your cell phones and always drive defensively.

Unsafe intersections in the city of Pontiac for 2009

1. Huron Street West and Telegraph Road South, 30 car accidents
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2. Huron Street West and Woodward Avenue West, 22 car accidents
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3. Telegraph Road South and Wenonah Drive, 22 car accidents
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4. Huron Street West and Williams St., 20 car accidents
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5. Baldwin Avenue and Walton Blvd West, 18 car accidents
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6. East Blvd. and Perry Street North, 18 car accidents
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7. Joslyn Avenue and Walton Blvd. East, 17 car accidents
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8. Elizabeth Lake Road and Telegraph Road South, 16 car accidents
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9. Opdyke Road South and South Blvd. East, 16 car accidents
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10. Auburn Road and Opdyke Road North, 15 car accidents
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Pontiac roads that have the most 2009 car crashes

1. Huron Street West, from Telegraph Road South to Franklin Boulevard, 68 auto accidents
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2. Walton Blvd. East, from Walton Blvd. West to Joslyn Ave., 33 auto accidents
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3. Walton Blvd. East, from Joslyn Ave. to Giddings Road, 25 auto accidents
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4. Woodward Ave. South, from Square Lake Road West to East Blvd., 25 auto accidents
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5. Telegraph Road South, from Dixie Highway ramp to Telegraph/Country Center West, 24 auto accidents
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6. Perry Street North, from Woodward Avenue East to Glenwood South, 24 auto accidents
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7. Telegraph Road South, from Huron Street West to Voorheis Road, 21 auto accidents
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8. University Drive, from Woodward Ave. East to Paddock North, 19 auto accidents
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9. Auburn Avenue, from Paddock South to East Blvd, 19 auto accidents
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10. Baldwin Ave, from Columbia East to Walton Blvd East, 19 auto accidents
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These Pontiac car accident statistics came from the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning – 2009 Crash Facts. More details are available on the SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments) web site. For more information on other major cities in Michigan as well as Pontiac local suburbs, take a look at our Local Resources Guide for Michigan Car Accidents.

To help avoid car accidents in Pontiac, take a look at these safe driving tips that I like to share with my clients and friends. It’s also a good idea to print this handy auto accident scene checklist and keep it in your glove box, so you are prepared in case of a car crash.

If you’ve been in an accident at one of these intersections, or want to point out an additional intersection in the area that’s unsafe, feel free to give our Pontiac attorneys feedback by posting a comment below.

Steven M. Gursten is recognized as one of the nation’s top auto attorneys handling serious car and truck accident personal injury cases. He frequently blogs about safe driving and Michigan roads to avoid. Michigan Auto Law has received the largest reported jury verdict for an automobile accident case in Michigan in six of the past nine years, including 2009, according to published reports.

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