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The 10 Livingston County locations with the highest number of car accidents

Learn where you’re most likely to be involved in a car crash in Livingston County

The attorneys here at Michigan Auto Law have worked with and would like to thank the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit, which collects auto accident police reports from local law enforcement.  With this information we’ve been able to identify what Livingston County roads and intersections had the highest number of automobile accidents in 2015. These locations include any road or intersection that has a traffic signal, four-way stop or roundabout.

Please review the list below and make sure to use caution and drive defensively in the following areas:

Livingston County intersections with the most car accidents in 2015

Rank Intersection Total Crashes
1 Grand River Avenue and I-96*
Brighton
82
2 I-96 and US-23 interchange (all ramps)*
Brighton Township
62
3 Lee Road and Whitmore Lake Road
Green Oak Township
60
4 Grand River Road and Latson Road
Genoa Township
56
5 Highland Road/M-59 and US-23*
Hartland Township
54
6 Highland Road/M-59 and Old US-23
Hartland Township
38
7 Challis Road and Cinema Drive
Brighton
32
8 Grand River Avenue and Hilton Road
Brighton Township
27
9 Grand River Avenue and Whitmore Lake Road
Brighton Township
24
10 Highland Road and Latson Road
Oceola Township
23

Source:  Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit
*Includes all crashes that occurred on overpasses as well as the on/off ramps.

Before our lawyers dive into some of the specific cities and street locations in Livingston County, keep in mind, the above list includes “total motor vehicle accident crashes” – meaning it is the combined total of property-damage-only, reported injury and fatal collisions.

No. 1: Grand River Avenue and I-96* — Brighton

The Livingston County intersection with the most car wrecks in 2015 is a busy interchange in Brighton. Unfortunately, it also had the most reported injury accidents, with 13 occurring last year. Two other intersections on the list — Grand River Avenue and Hilton Road, and Challis Road and Cinema Drive — are on either side of this interchange and also had a significant amount of auto accidents. Please stay alert in this busy area.

No. 2: I-96 and US-23 interchange (all ramps)* — Brighton Township

The corner of I-96 and US-23 received a lot of media attention last year, as a two-year construction project began to improve safety and fix outdated designs at this interchange. New I-96 express lanes were added and old lanes were converted to collector-distributor lanes for local ramp traffic. Adding in all the incidents on ramps as well as overpasses, it’s not surprising the area had 62 “total crashes.”Don’t expect much improvement in 2016, as bridge work and ramp closures are underway to complete the second phase.  Slow down and obey all construction speed limits in the area.

No. 3: Lee Road and Whitmore Lake Road — Green Oak Township

Not far behind is a roundabout close to US-23 with 60 crashes last year.  While roundabouts in general experience a high amount of total crashes, most result in very minimal injuries. For instance, this roundabout had only two injuries last year. You can visit our Roundabout Resource Center to learn where new roundabouts are popping up throughout the state.For additional local resources, including info on how to order a police report and access local law enforcement websites, feel free to visit our Brighton Local Resource Center.As always, our attorneys would like to hear your feedback: Do you drive through any of these intersections in your daily commute?  Why do you think there are so many accidents?

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