Our attorneys share the list of the top 10 most dangerous intersections in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County based on Michigan State Police car accident data for 2019 so local drivers can use extra caution when they’re 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.
Interchanges are dangerous. In 2018, 28.2% of all fatal car crashes in Michigan occurred at intersections. (Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, “2018 Quick Facts”)
But these Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County intersections are even more dangerous.
Our list of the most dangerous intersections in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County reflects the latest car accident data available from 2019 on the top 10 interchanges with the highest number of reported car crashes. Our attorneys would like to thank the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit for helping us to provide the traffic accident report that we use to identify the most dangerous intersections in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. The underlying car accident crash data analysis is compiled using motor vehicle accident reports filed by local law enforcement and police departments throughout Michigan.
What Were The Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County in 2019?
- STATE RD @ ELLSWORTH RD, Pittsfield Twp/Ann Arbor, 154 Total Crashes, 8 Injuries
- HOGBACK/CARPENTER RD @ WASHTENAW AVE, Pittsfield Twp, 59 Total Crashes, 12 Injuries
- M 14 @ WHITMORE LAKE, Ann Arbor Twp, 57 Total Crashes, 9 Injuries
- US 23 @ WASHTENAW AVE, Pittsfield Twp, 56 Total Crashes, 7 Injuries
- CARPENTER RD @ PACKARD ST, Pittsfield Twp, 55 Total Crashes, 9 Injuries
- CARPENTER RD @ W MICHIGAN AVE, Pittsfield Twp, 47 Total Crashes, 12 Injuries
- JACKSON RD @ S ZEEB RD, Scio Twp, 43 Total Crashes, 10 Injuries
- JACKSON AVE @ S MAPLE RD, Ann Arbor, 40 Total Crashes, 6 Injuries
- PLATT RD @ WASHTENAW AVE, Ann Arbor, 39 Total Crashes, 13 Injuries
- HEWITT RD @ WASHTENAW AVE, Ypsilanti, 38 Total Crashes, 12 Injuries
– Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit (Note: “Intersection” is defined as any road with a traffic signal, four-way stop or roundabout. The numbers include any traffic accident reported that occurred within 250 feet of an interchange, including turnarounds and on/off ramps to highways.)
More Information on The Top 5 Most Dangerous Intersections in Ann Arbor and Wasthenaw County in 2019
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 this intersection has had decreasing numbers in past years, the last two years have seen increases back up to 154 car accidents in 2019 compared to 123 in 2018. Reported injuries though remain far below average, bolstering the claim that roundabout designs lower the likelihood of a serious personal injury or fatality occurring due to the designs 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 accidents as well as reported injuries when comparing 2019 to 2018 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 traffic accidents a common occurrence.
Dangerous Intersection Data for other Michigan cities and counties
As we see from years of data analysis on Michigan traffic accidents, interchanges with heavy traffic near freeways or retail businesses continually show up on these high car-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.
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