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Wayne County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2019

June 24, 2020 by Steven M. Gursten

Our attorneys share the list of the top 10 of Wayne County’s most dangerous intersections based on Michigan State Police car accident report data for 2019 so local drivers can use extra caution when they’re traveling through these areas.

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

Interchanges are dangerous. In 2018, 28.2% of all fatal car accidents in Michigan occurred at intersections. (Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, “2018 Quick Facts”)

But these Wayne County interchanges are even more dangerous.

Our list of Wayne County’s most dangerous intersections reflects the latest car accident report 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 car accident report data that we use to identify Wayne County’s most dangerous intersections. The underlying car accident report data analysis is compiled using motor vehicle accident reports filed by local law enforcement and police departments throughout Michigan.

Top 10 Wayne County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2019

  1. SCHOOLCRAFT RD @ TELEGRAPH RD, Redford Twp/Detroit, 210 Total Crashes, 41 Injuries
  2. FORD RD @ HAGGERTY RD, Canton Twp, 101 Total Crashes, 35 Injuries
  3. FORD RD @ MERCURY DR, Dearborn, 91 Total Crashes, 30 Injuries
  4. FORD RD @ LILLEY RD, Canton Twp, 80 Total Crashes, 20 Injuries
  5. DIX AVE @ M 39, Lincoln Park, 78 Total Crashes, 18 Injuries
  6. FORD RD @ I 275, Canton Twp, 77 Total Crashes, 15 Injuries
  7. TELEGRAPH RD @ VAN BORN RD, Dearborn Heights, 75 Total Crashes, 17 Injuries
  8. MACK AVE @ I 75, Detroit, 75 Total Crashes, 15 Injuries
  9. FORD RD @ CANTON CENTER RD, Canton Twp, 74 Total Crashes, 24 Injuries
  10. JOY RD @ M 39, Detroit, 67 Total Crashes, 29 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 intersection, including turnarounds and on/off ramps to highways.)

More Information on the Top 2 of Wayne County’s Most Dangerous Intersections

No. 1: Schoolcraft and Telegraph Roads, Redford Township

Another busy area where Telegraph Road passes over Schoolcraft Road and the I 96 freeway also had a significant increase in car crashes from 2018 to 2019. Not only did this Wayne County most dangerous intersection have the second highest number of total car accidents in the entire state, it also had the highest number of reported injuries at any Michigan interchange with 42 in 2019. When all of the auto accidents are added up from where east and westbound Schoolcraft traffic intersects with north and southbound service road traffic off of Telegraph, there was a staggering 68% increase from 125 car crashes in 2018 to 210 in 2019. Use caution in this busy area with multiple traffic signals and merging traffic.

No. 2: Ford Road and Haggerty Road, Canton Township

Moving up to the No. 2 spot on the list is a busy Ford Road interchange that in prior years had a fairly steady annual total of about 80 car crashes. But in 2019, that total went up to 101 traffic accidents with 35 reported injuries – another concern as the injury rate has increased as well. With HALF of the top ten interchanges for Wayne County car crashes occurring along Ford Road, this area continues to be a major concern for drivers. The city does have plans in the works to build a thin median along Ford Road and create alternate routes for drivers. Until that comes to fruition please use caution in this busy area.

Dangerous Intersection Data for other Michigan cities and counties

As we see from years of car accident report data 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 Most 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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If you have been injured in a car accident at one of Wayne County’s most dangerous intersections – or anywhere else in Michigan- you can call toll free anytime 24/7 at (800) 777-0028 for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. There is absolutely no cost or obligation. You can also get help from an experienced auto accident attorney by emailing [email protected] or you can use the chat feature on our website.

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