Beware of Getty and Laketon, with 32 crashes in one year
Today we’re covering the top 10 most dangerous intersections in Muskegon, Michigan. We’re defining “dangerous” by the number of crashes that have occurred at these intersections in 2013.
My list of the worst intersections in Muskegon comes from the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting System, and is based upon the most recent crash statistics released for 2013.
Try to avoid these intersections, if possible:
- Getty Street and Laketon Avenue, 32 car accidents
- Henry Street and Sherman Boulevard, 22 car accidents
- North US 31 and Sherman Boulevard, 19 car accidents
- South US 21 and Sherman Boulevard, 18 car accidents
- Sherman Boulevard and Sundolphin Road, 15 car accidents
- Apple Avenue and Creston Street, 13 car accidents
- Laketon Avenue and Seaway Drive, 13 car accidents
- Apple Avenue and Getty Street, 12 car accidents
- South US 31/Sherman Ramp and Sherman Boulevard, 10 car accidents
- Laketon Ave and Quarterline Road, 9 car accidents
Muskegon is a city on the shore of Lake Michigan. Although it might not seem like the kind of busy metropolises that have heavy traffic, the area does have hot spots for car accidents.
And the reason for all the car accidents at the No. 1 most dangerous intersection of Getty Street and Laketon? It simply boils down to a large volume of traffic in the area, according to Captain Leah Fenwick of the Muskegon Police Department. Captain Fenwick added that other intersections along the corridor, such as Laketon and Seway, are also extremely dangerous due to the heavy traffic.
For our Muskegon readers, what do you think of this list? Is there a dangerous intersection you would like to see included? Join the discussion by commenting below or on our Michigan Auto Law Facebook page. You also may visit our Michigan Dangerous Intersections page for a complete list of intersection car crashes that can be searched by any Michigan city or county, and our list of Michigan’s 2016 Top 20 Most Dangerous Intersections.
For more local information, including how to get a police report after a car accident, visit our webpage on Muskegon local resources.
(Note: these numbers for 2013 may not yet include all data from all townships and all policing agencies as of publication.)