You’re most likely to be hurt in a car accident on these dangerous roads in Washtenaw County’s Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Pittsfield Township
The information for this list comes from state UD-10 police reports.
The good news (if there is good news here) is that the majority of crashes (82% of all crashes last year) resulted in vehicle damage only without any reported personal injury or death. That most of the wrecks on my previous Washtenaw County list were fender benders only involving car damage.
A mini tort is claimed, which involves perhaps a few hours of aggravation with the paperwork and collision repair shop, but then people move on (and thankfully, without ever hiring a lawyer).
But what about the other 18% of car crashes in Michigan – the ones where someone is injured or killed? And what is it that makes these intersections so dangerous? With the help of the Michigan State Police, our attorneys are focusing on the 18% of car accidents and identifying the roads and intersections in Washtenaw County that had the most reported injury accidents and deaths in 2013:
- Golfside Drive and Washtenaw Avenue, Pittsfield Township, 10 car accidents
- Hogback Road and Washtenaw Avenue, Pittsfield Township, 9 car accidents
- East Michigan Avenue and Harris Court, Ypsilanti Township, 7 car accidents
- Dorset Avenue and Seneca Street, Ypsilanti Township, 6 car accidents
- East Huron Street and South Main Street, Ann Arbor, 6 car accidents
- Church Street and South University Avenue, Ann Arbor, 6 car accidents
- South Huron Parkway and Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, 6 car accidents
- Washtenaw Avenue and Yost Boulevard, Ann Arbor, 6 car accidents
- Pittsfield Boulevard and Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, 6 car accidents
- East Michigan Avenue and South Prospect Street, Ypsilanti Township, 6 car accidents
– Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting
With 10 car accidents involving injury or death, the intersection of Golfside Drive and Washtenaw Avenue in Pittsfield Township takes the top spot. This intersection is close to Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College and has extremely heavy traffic volume.
Please, take caution in these areas.
For our readers who live in Washtenaw County, do you agree with this list? Tell us of you think there’s a dangerous intersection that’s missing by making a comment below or on our Michigan Auto Law Facebook page.
Because we have so many clients in Ann Arbor, our attorneys recently opened an Ann Arbor law office. Here’s the contact information for our Ann Arbor location.