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Macomb County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2020

June 29, 2021 by Steven M. Gursten

Our attorneys share the list of the top 10 of Macomb County’s most dangerous intersections based on Michigan State Police car accident reports for 2020 so local drivers can use extra caution when they’re 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.

In 2019, 31% of all fatal traffic accidents in Michigan occurred at intersections. (Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, “2019 Quick Facts”)

With a majority of the workforce working remotely due to COVID-19 and, thus, not commuting to and from work for much of the year, overall crashes in 2020 in Michigan were down 21.9% from 2019 and the lowest level since at least 2010, according to preliminary data from the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center.  

Our list of Macomb County’s most dangerous intersections reflects the latest car accident data available from 2020 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 by providing the car accident data that we use to identify Macomb County’s most dangerous intersections. The underlying traffic accident data analysis is compiled using motor vehicle accident reports filed by local law enforcement and police departments throughout Michigan.

What Were Macomb County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2020?

  1. 18 1/2 MILE RD @ VAN DYKE AVE, Sterling Heights, 131 Total Crashes, 8 Injuries
  2. 11 MILE RD/I 696 @ VAN DYKE AVE, Warren, 124 Total Crashes, 33 Injuries
  3. 12 MILE RD @ I 94, Roseville, 88 Total Crashes, 31 Injuries
  4. 10 MILE RD @ I 94, St Clair Shores, 70 Total Crashes, 12 Injuries
  5. METROPOLITAN PKWY @ VAN DYKE AVE, Sterling Heights, 68 Total Crashes, 8 Injuries
  6. HALL RD @ SCHOENHERR RD, Sterling Heights, 67 Total Crashes, 17 Injuries
  7. HALL RD @ ROMEO PLANK RD, Clinton Twp, 64 Total Crashes, 24 Injuries
  8. 12 MILE RD @ MOUND RD, Warren, 64 Total Crashes, 11 Injuries
  9. HALL RD/M 59 @ HAYES RD, Macomb Twp, 62 Total Crashes, 10 Injuries
  10. HALL RD @ VAN DYKE AVE, Utica, 61 Total Crashes, 7 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 crash data encompasses and includes any traffic accident reported that occurred within 250 feet of an interchange, including turnarounds and on/off ramps to highways.)

Unfortunately, Macomb County intersections continue to show up on these lists of high crash intersections. Not only are the top two most dangerous intersections in the state within Macomb County, but a third of the intersections on the list of Michigan’s top twenty most dangerous intersections are located in Macomb County. With high volumes of traffic and many metro Detroit freeways running through the area, use caution while driving.  

More Information On The Top 2 of Macomb County’s Most Dangerous Intersections

No. 1: 18 ½ Mile Road and Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights

This busy roundabout once again is in the top spot in 2020, not only for Macomb County but for the entire state. Even with a 43% reduction in crashes from 229 in 2019 to 131 total crashes in 2020 this area still had more total car crashes than any other intersection in Michigan. Thankfully the number of injuries decreased, from 14 in 2019 to just 8 in 2020.  

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

No. 2: 11 Mile Road/I 696 and Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights/Center Line

In the number two spot is an area where a heavily traveled stretch of road in Macomb County crosses over a busy suburban freeway. While there was a slight decrease in overall crashes from 129 in 2019 to 124 in 2020, this busy area still managed to have the 2nd highest number of crashes in the state as well.  

Even more concerning is the 33 reported injuries that occurred there in 2020 – the third highest number of reported injuries at any intersection in the state. Use caution in this busy area with multiple traffic signals and merging traffic. Our personal injury lawyers urge drivers to use caution in this area.    

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 car crash lists.

Visit our Michigan’s Most Dangerous Intersections page for a complete list of the top twenty intersections in the state for auto accidents.  

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.

Need help after a car accident? Call Michigan Auto Law first

If you have been injured in a car accident at one of Macomb County’s most dangerous intersections – or anywhere else in the area – you can call toll free anytime 24/7 at (866) 886-9668  for a free consultation with one of our experienced Sterling Heights car accident lawyers. There is absolutely no cost or obligation. You can also get help from an experienced auto accident attorney by visiting our contact page or you can use the chat feature on our website.

Macomb County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2020

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