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What are the worst places in Battle Creek for car accidents?

Our attorneys are sharing lists of the Battle Creek intersections with the most car accidents – and personal injuries to help keep you safe

As a growing mid-Michigan area and corridor along busy I-94, Battle Creek in Calhoun County sees it share of car crashes and busy traffic. Today our attorneys would like to share new data on areas with high numbers of accidents, to help you stay safe and aware on these roads.

The information below is compiled into two lists. The first list covers the intersections with the highest total number of car accidents in Battle Creek in 2014. While total number of crashes is important, it can also be misleading.  Many  of these crashes are smaller fender benders with little or no reported personal injury or vehicle damage.

The second list is a better indicator of the more dangerous intersections in Battle Creek. It includes the number of car accidents where an investigating police officer reported an injury or death at the scene. Please use extra caution when driving in these areas or consider avoiding them if you can.

Our attorneys would also like to extend a sincere thank you to the Traffic Crash Reporting Unit of the Michigan State Police, which provides us with this data in efforts to help us spread this important safety message.

Top 10 intersections for Battle Creek car accidents in 2014 – Total including vehicle damage

Rank Intersection Total Crashes
1 Columbia Avenue West and Capital Avenue Southwest 42
2 Beckley Road and Capital Avenue Southwest 35
3 Columbia Avenue East and Riverside Drive 35
4 Bedford Road North and Michigan Avenue 24
5 Beckley Road and M-66 Northbound 23
6 Beckley Road and M-66 Southbound 22
7 Columbia Avenue East and Helmer Road 20
8 Beckley Road and 6 Mile Road 19
9 Hill Brady Road and West Dickman Road 19
10 Columbia Avenue and 6 1/2 Mile Road 18

Top 10 Battle Creek intersections for car accidents in 2014 – Injuries and fatalities only

Rank Intersection Total Crashes
1 Beckley Road and 6 Mile Road 7
2 Columbia Avenue East and Helmer Road 7
3 Beckley Road and Capital Avenue Southwest 6
4 Beckley Road and M-66 Northbound 6
5 Columbia Avenue East and Riverside Drive 5
6 Hill Brady Road and West Dickman Road 5
7 Columbia Avenue West and Capital Avenue Southwest 5
8 Columbia Avenue West and 20th Street S 4
9 Bedford Road South and Jackston Street West 4
10 Beckley Road and Minges Creek Place 4

Source: Michigan State Police – Traffic Crash Reporting Unit

Columbia Avenue West and Capital Avenue Southwest took the No. 1 spot with 42 total crashes in 2014. Not far behind was the corner of Beckley Road and Capital Avenue Southwest, which had 35 crashes last year. In fact, both Columbia Avenue and Beckley Road each showed up in four out of the top 10 high crash intersections listed. As popular East/West routes on each side of I-94, both of these roads also tied for the most injury/fatality crashes last year. Please use caution around this congested and potentially dangerous area.

Our lawyers would like to hear from you. Do you drive through these intersections? Why do you think they’re so prone to car accidents?

For more local accident resources, please check out our Battle Creek Local Resources page.

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