Take a look at our attorneys’ list of high-crash areas in Monroe, with car accident data from the Michigan State Police
Our attorneys worked and would like to thank the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit, which collects motor vehicle accident reports from local law enforcement, to help us identify what Monroe County intersections had the most overall automobile accidents last year. These include any intersection that has a traffic signal, four-way stop or roundabout.
Top 10 Monroe County intersections with the most car accidents in 2015
|1||Telegraph Road and Stewart Road
|2||Secor Road and Sterns Road
|3||Cole Road and Monroe Street
|4||Telegraph Road and Custer Road
|5||Telegraph Road and Dunbar Road
|6||Elm Avenue and Monroe Street
|7||Telegraph Road and I-275
|8||Telegraph Road and Lorain Street
|9||Lewis Avenue and Smith Road
|10||Telegraph Road and Fredericks Drive
Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit
*Includes all crashes that occurred over the freeway as well as the on/off ramps.
Before our lawyers dive into some of the specific intersections, keep in mind, the above list includes “total motor vehicle accidents” – meaning these numbers include both car accidents where an injury is reported, all fatality crashes, and property-damage-only collisions.
No. 1: Telegraph Road and Stewart Road – Frenchtown Township
The Monroe County intersection with the most automobile accidents in 2015 is a busy area west of town. Unfortunately, the intersection had a spike in total crashes between 2014 and 2015, jumping from 34 to 58 car accidents year to year. Many local drivers are well aware that Telegraph Road can be risky, as high speed limits and busy traffic contributes to crashes. In addition, six out of the 10 intersections on the list are along Telegraph Road.
No. 2: Secor Road and Sterns Road – Bedford Township
Another local intersection, this one in Bedford Township, had an increase in auto accidents. This area has shown up on our top 10 lists every year since we began sharing the data.
No. 3: Cole Road and Monroe Street – Frenchtown Township
As we’ve seen with the other two, this intersection shows up every year on our top 10 list and also experienced an increase in crashes, primarily due to traffic congestion.
For additional local resources, including how to order a police report and law enforcement websites near you, take a look at our Monroe Local Resource Center.
Our attorneys would like to hear from you if you are a Monroe County driver: Do you drive through any of these intersections in your daily commute? Why do you think there are so many car accidents at these locations?