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Most Dangerous Intersections in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County in 2018

May 15, 2019 by Steven M. Gursten

Our attorneys share the 10 most dangerous intersections in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County based on 2018 car accident data so local drivers can use extra caution when traveling through these areas.

This annual list of the most dangerous intersections in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County is provided by our Ann Arbor car accident lawyers to help keep Michigan drivers safe.

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

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

Our list of the most dangerous intersections in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County is the latest crash data available from 2018 on the top 10 intersections with the highest number of reported car accidents . 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 Most Dangerous Intersections in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County in 2018

  1. STATE ROAD @ ELLSWORTH ROAD, Ann Arbor/Pittsfield Twp, 123 Total Crashes, 6 Injuries
  2. HOGBACK/CARPENTER ROAD @ WASHTENAW AVE, Pittsfield Twp, 65 Total Crashes, 7 Injuries
  3. JACKSON ROAD @ S ZEEB ROAD, Scio Twp, 57 Total Crashes, 15 Injuries
  4. HURON PKWY @ WASHTENAW AVE, Ann Arbor, 41 Total Crashes, 3 Injuries
  5. HEWITT ROAD @ MICHIGAN AVE, Ypsilanti Twp, 39 Total Crashes, 13 Injuries
  6. PACKARD ST @ PLATT ROAD, Ann Arbor, 38 Total Crashes, 9 Injuries
  7. CARPENTER ROAD @ PACKARD ST, Pittsfield Twp, 38 Total Crashes, 3 Injuries
  8. HEWITT ROAD @ WASHTENAW AVE, Ypsilanti, 37 Total Crashes, 11 Injuries
  9. M 14 @ WHITMORE LAKE, Ann Arbor Twp, 37 Total Crashes, 3 Injuries
  10. PLATT ROAD @ MICHIGAN AVE, Pittsfield Twp, 36 Total Crashes, 7 Injuries

– Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit

*Data includes any car accident (including fender benders, injury car accidents and fatal car accidents) 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: State Street and Ellsworth Road, Ann Arbor/Pittsfield Township

Retaining the top spot among the most dangerous intersections in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County once again this year is the busy roundabout bordering Ann Arbor and Pittsfield Township.  While car crashes have been decreasing the past few years, in 2018 there was an increase back up to 123 accidents compared to 110 in 2017.  Injuries though remain far below average and reinforce the safety of roundabouts compared 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: Washtenaw Ave and Hogback/Carpenter Road, Pittsfield Township

Once again in the No. 2 spot on the list of the most dangerous intersections in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, this corner saw a decrease in overall car crashes as well as injuries when comparing 2018 to 2017 levels.  As the main gateway connecting downtown Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, this area lies just east of a busy freeway making congestion and thus making car accidents a common occurrence. 

In addition to the total car crash numbers, one intersection had a concerning jump in crashes.  Scio Township’s Jackson and Zeeb Roads saw an increase from 34 car crashes in 2017 to 57 in 2018.  Use caution in this area just south of the busy I 94 interstate. 

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 accidents  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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