One Clinton Township intersection has the highest numbers of injuries and deaths in 2013
Among every road in Michigan, one intersection stands out as the most dangerous.
Recently, our attorneys reviewed car accident data from the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit, which compiles Crash Reports for every intersection in the state. Which one was the most dangerous? When you look at the number of reported injuries and fatalities within 250 feet of any intersection, the corner of Cass Avenue and Groesbeck Highway in Clinton Township had the unfortunate distinction of earning the top spot in 2013 for the most dangerous intersection in the entire state of Michigan.
With 26 motor vehicle accidents in 2013 that involved a person complaining of injury, here are some interesting details on the number of car accidents that occurred last year:
- Of the 26 motor vehicle accidents reported, more occurred on Thursdays than any other day of the week.
- Almost half of the 26 motor vehicle accidents involved a young driver.
- The number of total accidents (including vehicle damage) for this intersection nearly doubled from 45 car accidents in 2012 to 87 in 2013.
- The number of car accidents producing injuries for this intersection also nearly doubled from 15 accidents in 2012 to 26 in 2013.
To better understand why this area in Clinton Township is so dangerous, I walked over to Cathy, who has been with our law office for over 10 years. Cathy works closely with attorneys Michael Shaffer and Brandon Hewitt in our pre-litigation team and she lives close to the area and drives through it each day (although hopefully not anymore).
Here’s what she had to say:
“If you’re heading into Mt. Clemens from Groesbeck on this intersection and turn right, there is Mt. Clemens High School and Mt. Clemens Circuit Court. If you turn left, there is Chippewa Valley High School, the International Academy of Macomb and several other schools such as a Montessori and a pre-school, which also opens up to Romeo Plank and Hall Rd.
Groesbeck is always treated as a highway. If you’re keeping up with traffic, you’re going at least 65 miles an hour. So whether you’re heading into the Court, work or going to school, and/or coming back from these places, this has always been a very busy intersection. I also know that the subdivision areas (off of Cass that lead into Romeo Plank or past Groesbeck) have grown in the Clinton Township area in the last five years, so this may also be a contributing factor.”
What do you think are some of the reasons for this intersection’s high number of injury motor vehicle accidents? Do you travel through this area often — and will you still? We want to hear your thoughts.
To see crash details for this intersection, click here. Keep in mind, the time frame on this page is for the past five years – you’ll have to select the year 2013 to see just last year’s numbers.
I’ve done many blogs in the past listing top 10 high crash intersections for different Michigan cities and counties. These numbers are overall accidents that include vehicle damage, injuries and fatalities. Our attorneys are now going to begin sharing the top 10 intersections for injuries and fatalities by county and city for the larger populated areas throughout the state. Stay tuned for more information to find out where the dangerous intersections are near you.
For more local tips on this area, including Clinton Township intersections and how to obtain a copy of a police report, take a look at our Clinton Township Local Resources page.