Beware of East Court Street and South Dort Highway with 29 auto accidents in 2013 alone
Today we’re covering the top 10 most dangerous intersections in Flint, Michigan. I define “dangerous” by the number of crashes that have occurred at these intersections in 2013. Try to avoid them if you’re able to take an alternate route.
My list of the worst intersections in Flint City comes from the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting System, and is based upon the most recent crash statistics released for 2013.
- East Court Street and South Dort Highway, 29 auto accidents
- Corunna Road and South Ballenger Highway, 28 auto accidents
- East Court Street and South Center Road, 27 auto accidents
- Bristol and North I-75 ramp, 22 auto accidents
- North I-475 and South Grand Traverse Street, 18 auto accidents
- Miller Road and South Ballenger Highway, 18 auto accidents
- Van Slyke Road and West 12th Street, 18 auto accidents
- Beecher Road and South Ballenger Highway, 17 auto accidents
- North Grand Traverse Street and West 5th Avenue, 17 auto accidents
- East Atherton Road and South Dort Highway, 17 auto accidents
The worst intersection is “Court and Dort.” Dort Highway is known in the community for traffic accidents and also crime. There are many businesses on Dort. The combination of traffic at the busy intersection and its proximity to the I-69 exit, where drivers continue to speed on Dort long after they’re off the highway, makes it rife for crashes. Court Street is also tricky because people coming from the East Village of Flint take it to get to the businesses on Dort. The meeting of two roads is the perfect storm.
Another interesting point about the list of dangerous Flint intersections is the two problematic highway ramps.
Bristol and North I-75 ramp: This is a complicated area because the ramp is unusually long, and drivers have additional roads to pass before merging onto the highway.
North I-475 and South Grand Traverse Street: South Grand Traverse is treacherous. It’s a one-way street, and it’s congested where it merges with North I-475. In this area, there are a lot of on and off ramps that shoot traffic straight into residential roads, and people continue to speed — either failing to stop at red lights or not having enough road to slow down.
For our readers who live in Flint, what do you think of this list? Is there a dangerous intersection you would like to see listed? Join the discussion by commenting below or on our Michigan Auto Law Facebook page.
For more local information, including how to obtain a police report, visit our web page on Flint local resources.
Meanwhile, hopefully we can all use a bit more care on these roads.
(Note: these numbers for 2013 may not yet include all data from all townships and all policing agencies as of publication.)