Want to know the most dangerous locations in Monroe County? You may be surprised.
Today our attorneys are providing two lists of Monroe County intersections. The first has the locations where you’re most likely to be involved in a car accident. It’s based upon total numbers of motor vehicle crashes. These may be due to badly designed or very busy intersections, but often include a large number of low impact fender benders where fortunately, no one was injured.
The second is based on car accidents where an investigating police officer noted an injury (or fatality).
Both lists are based upon the latest crash data provided by the Traffic Crash Reporting Unit of the Michigan State Police. Our attorneys wish to thank the Michigan State Police for helping us share this information, so you can understand the areas where you need to take more caution – or possibly avoid entirely.
Top 10 worst intersections in Monroe County for total car accidents
|1||North Telegraph Road and Stewart RoadFrenchtown Township||34|
|2||S Telegraph Road and South Custer RoadMonroe||30|
|3||Secor Road and Sterns RoadBedford Township||26|
|4||E/West Dunbar Road and West Raisinville RoadMonroe Township||25|
|5||Cole Road and North Monroe StreetFrenchtown Township||21|
|6||S I-275/Telegraph Ramp and Telegraph RoadAsh Township||21|
|7||Lewis Avenue and West Sterns RoadBedford Township||20|
|8||South Telegraph Road and West Dunbar RoadMonroe Township||20|
|9||Mall Road and North Telegraph RoadFrenchtown Township||19|
|10||Lewis Avenue and Smith RoadBedford Township||15|
Top 10 worst intersections in Monroe for car accident injuries and deaths
|1||South Telegraph Road and West Dunbar RoadMonroe Township||6|
|2||Secor Road and Sterns RoadBedford Township||5|
|3||Mall Road and North Telegraph RoadFrenchtown Township||5|
|4||East 3rd Street and South Monroe StreetMonroe||5|
|5||North Dixie Highway and North I-75Frenchtown Township||5|
|6||South Telegraph Road and South Custer RoadMonroe||5|
|7||North Monroe Street and Stewart RoadFrenchtown Township||4|
|8||North Telegraph Road and Buhl RoadFrenchtown Township||4|
|9||North Monroe Street and Mall RoadFrenchtown Township||4|
|10||North Telegraph Road and West Lorain StreetMonroe||4|
– Source: Michigan State Police – Traffic Crash Reporting Unit
North Telegraph Road and Stewart Road in Frenchtown Township holds onto its No. 1 spot for total crashes in 2014. This intersection has had the most crashes in Monroe County for four out of the five past years. When reviewing crash details for this area, it appears that rear-end accidents make up close to 60% of all accidents. Thankfully, only one of those accidents involved an injury.
Two other areas that have rotated among the top three worst intersections include South Telegraph Road and South Custer Road, and Secor and Sterns Road.
As for areas with the most injuries and fatalities, South Telegraph Road and West Dunbar Road in Monroe Township barely edges out the top spot with six accidents last year.
Please use caution throughout all of these areas and let our attorneys know what you think: Do you drive through these intersections? Why do you think these are showing up on the list?
To learn more about local accident resources for this area, please visit our Monroe Local Resources page.