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Top 10 worst Kent County intersections for injuries and fatalities

Michigan Auto Law shares West Michigan’s top 10 most dangerous intersections

Our attorneys have written about the areas in Kent County with the most car accidents.

The information comes from police UD-10 reports. But the numbers can be misleading. For instance, the good news is that we found 82% of all crashes last year resulted in vehicle damage without any reported injury or death involved. The majority of the reported wrecks are fender benders.

But what about the other 18% of car crashes in Michigan – the ones that include an injury or fatality in the police report? And what is it that makes these intersections so dangerous?

With the help of the Michigan State Police, our attorneys are taking it a step further and identifying the intersections in Kent County that had the most injury accidents and deaths in 2013:

  1. 44th Street Southwest and Byron Center Avenue Southwest, Wyoming, 19 car accidents
  2. 44th Street Southwest and Eastern Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids, 16 car accidents
  3. 44th Street Southwest and Breton Road Southeast, Grand Rapids, 13 car accidents
  4. 28th Street Southeast and Breton Road Southeast, Grand Rapids, 12 car accidents
  5. 28th Street Southeast and Eastern Avenue Southeast,    Grand Rapids, 12 car accidents
  6. 28th Street Southeast and Kalamazoo Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids, 12 car accidents
  7. 36th Street Southeast and Eastern Avenue Southeast,    Wyoming, 11 car accidents
  8. 44th Street Southwest and South Division Avenue, Kentwood, 11 car accidents
  9. 28th Street Southeast and Buchanan Avenue Southwest, Wyoming, 10 car accidents
  10. Fuller Avenue Northeast and Leonard Street Northeast, Grand Rapids, 10 car accidents

Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting System – High Crash Intersection Report

As we’ve reported in previous posts on this area, 44th and 28th Streets continue to dominate the list of intersections with the most auto accidents in Kent County. Please continue to exercise caution on these busy streets.

This list was compiled based upon completed UD-10 police reports for each reported crash. These numbers include all fatalities as well as injuries that were reported or were visible at the accident scene by law enforcement.

For our Kent County readers, do you agree with this list? Let us know if there’s a dangerous intersection that’s missing by making a comment below or on our Michigan Auto Law Facebook page.

For more local accident resources on West Michigan, including how to obtain a copy of a police report, visit our Grand Rapids local resources page. 

Related information:

Top 10 most dangerous intersections in Grand Rapids

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