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Macomb County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2018

May 15, 2019 by Steven M. Gursten

Our attorneys share the list of the top 10 of Macomb County’s most dangerous intersections based on 2018 car accident data so local drivers can use extra caution when traveling through these areas.

This annual list of Macomb County’s most dangerous intersections is provided by our attorneys to help keep Michigan drivers safe.

Intersections are dangerous. But these Macomb County intersections are even more dangerous.

Over 30% of all fatal car accidents occurred at intersections, according to Michigan Traffic Crash Facts (“2017 Quick Facts”).

Our list of Macomb County’s most dangerous intersections is the latest car accident data available from 2018 on the top 10 intersections with the highest number of reported car crashes. Our attorneys would like to sincerely thank the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit, which compiled the raw data from thousands of motor vehicle accident reports submitted by local police and law enforcement throughout Michigan.

Top 10 List of Macomb County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2018

  1. 18 1/2 MILE ROAD @ VAN DYKE AVE, Sterling Heights, 141 Total Crashes, 12 Injuries
  2. 11 MILE ROAD/I 696 @ VAN DYKE AVE, Warren/Center Line, 126 Total Crashes, 27 Injuries
  3. HALL ROAD/M 59 @ SCHOENHERR ROAD, Shelby Twp, 116 Total Crashes, 20 Injuries
  4. HALL ROAD/M 59 @ ROMEO PLANK ROAD, Clinton Twp, 99 Total Crashes, 18 Injuries
  5. METROPOLITAN PKWY @ VAN DYKE AVE, Sterling Heights, 95 Total Crashes, 20 Injuries
  6. METROPOLITAN PKWY @ MOUND ROAD, Sterling Heights, 94 Total Crashes, 20 Injuries
  7. 11 MILE ROAD @ GRATIOT AVE E, Roseville, 90 Total Crashes, 31 Injuries
  8. HALL ROAD/M 59 @ VAN DYKE AVE, Utica, 89 Total Crashes, 13 Injuries
  9. HALL ROAD/M 59 @ GARFIELD ROAD , Clinton Twp, 81 Total Crashes, 17 Injuries
  10. 23 MILE ROAD @ I 94, Chesterfield Twp, 79 Total Crashes, 21 Injuries

– Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit

*Data includes any car accident (including fender benders, injury crashes and fatal car crashes) that occurred within 250 feet of the intersection, including turnarounds and on/off ramps to highways. “Intersection” is defined as any road with a traffic signal, four-way stop or roundabout.

No. 1 Dangerous intersection:  18 ½ Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue, Sterling Heights

While this busy roundabout took over the top spot on the top 10 list of Macomb County’s most dangerous intersections this year for car crashes, it saw a reduction in car accidents compared to 2017, going from 165 in 2017 to 141 in 2018.  Injury totals remain low at just 12 in 2018 as roundabouts continue to provide a safer alternative to traditional intersections. 

To see a map of all existing and proposed roundabouts in the state visit the Michigan Roundabout Resource Center.

No. 2 Dangerous intersection: 11 Mile Road/I 696 and Van Dyke Avenue, Warren/Center Line

No other county in metro Detroit had a more significant shift in traffic volumes than Macomb County when MDOT closed I 696 for more than half of 2018.  These types of major closures have a domino effect on local street traffic volume and thus car crashes.  In addition, intersections along I 696 may see lower crash volumes due to drivers avoiding the area as was likely the case with last year’s top intersection in Michigan for car accidents seeing a huge reduction in 2018.   While the decrease was significant going from 194 car crashes in 2017 to 126 in 2018, it still kept this intersection near the top of the list of Macomb County’s most dangerous intersections. 

As in past years, Hall Road (M 59) continues to show up in these top crash lists with four of the top ten in 2018 occurring along this busy east/west corridor.  Van Dyke Avenue also shows up as frequently in the list – use caution traveling along both of these busy roads. 

Dangerous Intersection Data for other Michigan cities and counties

As we see from years of data analysis on Michigan car accidents, intersections with heavy traffic near freeways or retail businesses continually show up on these high crash lists.

Visit our Michigan Dangerous Intersections page for a complete list of intersection car crashes that can be searched by any Michigan city or county.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a Michigan car accident contact us to learn about your legal rights.  We also have six free books covering everything from Car Insurance to Repairing Car Damage.  Visit this page to get your free book now.

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