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What Bay County intersections are the most dangerous for car accidents?

Take a look at our attorneys’ list of the 10 locations in Bay County that had the most auto accidents in 2015

The accident attorneys at Michigan Auto Law worked with the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit, which collects motor vehicle accident reports from local law enforcement, to identify what areas in Bay County had the most overall car accidents in 2015. These areas include any interchanges that have a traffic signal, four-way stop or roundabout.

Check out the list below to see if you drive through any of these high-crash areas, and please use extra caution if you do:

Top 10 Bay County intersections with the most car accidents in 2015

Rank Intersection Total Crashes
1 Euclid Avenue and Wilder Road
Bangor Township
2 Euclid Avenue and Thomas Street
Bangor Township
3 M-84 @ I -75*
Frankenlust Township
4 Wilder Road and Henry Street
Bangor Township
5 Euclid Avenue and Salzburg Avenue
Bay City
6 Euclid Avenue and Jenny Street
Bangor Township
7 Center Avenue and Scheurmann Road
Hampton Township
8 I-75 and M-25/US-10*
Monitor Township
9 Center Avenue and Trumbull Street
Bay City
10 Euclid Avenue and North Union Road
Bangor Township

Source:  Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit

*Includes all automobile accidents that occurred on overpasses as well as freeway on/off ramps.

As you consider the crossings discussed above and delve into the details below, please keep in mind that our list of interchanges with the most auto accidents includes “total motor vehicle crashes” – meaning the combined total of property-damage-only, injury and fatality collisions.

We would like to sincerely thank the Michigan State Police for their help in our mission of preventing auto accidents in these spots.

No. 1: Euclid Avenue and Wilder Road – Bangor Township

The Bay County intersection with the most car accidents in 2015 is busy Euclid Avenue that runs north and south through Bangor Township. This intersection was No. 1 on our list last year as well. Significantly, five of the top 10 intersections on the list are along Euclid Avenue. Contributing factors, no doubt, include the high-traffic volumes that result from the many retail businesses and restaurants in the area.

No. 2: Euclid Avenue and Thomas Street – Bangor Township/Bay City

The crossroads with the second highest number of motor vehicle accidents in 2015 was the intersection along the I-75 business corridor leading in and out of downtown Bay City. Please use caution in these congested areas.

For additional local resources including information on ordering a police report and local law enforcement websites, visit the Bay City/Saginaw Local Resource Center.

And our lawyers would like to hear from you! 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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