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Most Dangerous Intersections in Livingston County and Brighton in 2018

May 15, 2019 by Steven M. Gursten

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

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

Intersections are dangerous. But these Livingston 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 Livingston County and Brighton is the latest crash data available from 2018 on the top 10 intersections with the highest number of reported traffic accidents. Our attorneys would like to sincerely thank the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit, which compiled the raw traffic accident data from thousands of motor vehicle accident reports submitted by local police and law enforcement throughout Michigan.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Livingston County and Brighton  in 2018

  1. GRAND RIVER AVE @ I 96, Brighton, 74 Total Crashes, 19 Injuries
  2. LEE ROAD @ WHITMORE LAKE ROAD (West of US 23), Green Oak Twp, 49 Total Crashes, 0 Injuries
  3. 9 MILE ROAD @ US 23, Green Oak Twp, 47 Total Crashes, 16 Injuries
  4. GRAND RIVER ROAD @ LATSON ROAD, Genoa Twp, 44 Total Crashes, 12 Injuries
  5. HIGHLAND ROAD @ US 23, Hartland Twp, 43 Total Crashes, 4 Injuries
  6. HIGHLAND ROAD @ OLD US 23, Hartland Twp, 38 Total Crashes, 9 Injuries
  7. HIGHLAND ROAD @ LATSON ROAD, Oceola Twp, 36 Total Crashes, 14 Injuries
  8. CHALLIS ROAD N @ CINEMA DR, Brighton, 32 Total Crashes, 6 Injuries
  9. GRAND RIVER AVE @ BEST BUY DR, Brighton, 27 Total Crashes, 9 Injuries
  10. HIGHLAND ROAD @ MICHIGAN AVE, Howell, 26 Total Crashes, 9 Injuries

– Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit

*Data includes any car accident (including fender benders, injury car 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: Grand River Ave and I 96, Brighton

Retaining its No. 1 spot on the list of most dangerous intersections in Livingston County and Brighton for the third straight year is a busy interchange with heavy traffic from numerous retailers.  While there has been a reduction in traffic accidents over the past three years the intersection still has more crashes and injuries than any other in the county.  Several other intersections on the list are on either side of this interchange and had a significant amount of traffic accidents as well. Please stay alert in this busy area.

No. 2 Dangerous Intersection: Lee Road and Whitmore Lake Road/US 23, Green Oak Township

With two roundabouts right next to each other, the number of total crashes was consolidated for this list of most dangerous intersections in Livingston County and Brighton since many drivers will likely go through both of them when entering and exiting US 23.  Due to a history of crashes at the roundabout on Whitmore Lake Road, the Livingston County Road Commission in 2018 made several changes including removing one of the three lanes to reduce crashes and conflict points.  Hopefully we continue to see a downward trend in traffic accidents in the area with those improvements.    

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

Dangerous Intersection Data for other Michigan cities and counties

As we see from years of data analysis on Michigan traffic 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.

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