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Saginaw County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2020

June 29, 2021 by Steven M. Gursten

Saginaw County Most Dangerous Intersections 2020

Our attorneys share the list of the top 10 of Saginaw 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 Saginaw 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 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 Saginaw 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 Saginaw County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2020?

  1. BAY RD @ TITTABAWASSEE RD, Kochville Twp, 51 Total Crashes, 2 Injuries
  2. STATE ST @ CENTER RD, Saginaw Twp, 41 Total Crashes, 19 Injuries
  3. STATE ST @ HEMMETER RD , Saginaw Twp, 28 Total Crashes, 12 Injuries
  4. STATE ST @ WIENEKE RD, Saginaw Twp, 23 Total Crashes, 3 Injuries
  5. STATE ST @ HILL ST, Saginaw, 22 Total Crashes, 11 Injuries
  6. GRATIOT RD @ S CENTER RD, Saginaw Twp, 21 Total Crashes, 11 Injuries
  7. BAY RD @ SHATTUCK RD, Saginaw Twp, 19 Total Crashes, 3 Injuries
  8. STATE ST @ MICHIGAN AVE, Saginaw, 19 Total Crashes, 3 Injuries
  9. HOLLAND RD @ S OUTER DR, Buena Vista Twp, 18 Total Crashes, 8 Injuries
  10. DIXIE HWY @ HESS AVE, Buena Vista Twp, 18 Total Crashes, 4 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.)

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

No. 1: Bay Road and Tittabawassee Road, Kochville Township

This corner has held the No. 1 spot on the list of the most dangerous intersections in Saginaw County for the past six years in a row. With most intersections seeing an overall decrease in crashes in 2020 due to the pandemic, it is concerning to see this area having an increase, going from 46 crashes in 2019 to 51 crashes in 2020. The good news is that the number of injuries did decrease, from 8 injuries in 2019 to just 2 injuries in 2020.  

 No. 2: Center Road and State Street, Saginaw Township

Remaining at the No. 2 spot on the list of the most dangerous intersections in Saginaw County from last year is an area west of downtown Saginaw with heavy retail traffic. Just like the intersection above, this one also had an increase from year to year, with 41 total crashes in 2020 compared to 36 crashes in 2019. But the real danger lies in the almost doubling of injuries at this corner, going from 10 in 2019 to 19 in 2020.  In addition, half of the intersections on this top 10 list are along State Street.  

Our personal injury lawyers urge drivers to use caution in this area and especially along State Street with the high amount of crashes.  

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 Saginaw County’s most dangerous intersections – or anywhere else in the state – you can call toll free anytime 24/7 at (866) 886-9668 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Saginaw 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.

Saginaw County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2020

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