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Grand Traverse County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2021

October 26, 2022 by Steven M. Gursten

Grand Traverse County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2021

Our attorneys share the list of Grand Traverse County’s Top 10 most dangerous intersections based on Michigan State Police car accident reports for 2021 so local drivers can use extra caution when they’re traveling through these areas.

This annual list is provided by our attorneys to help keep Michigan drivers safe.

In 2021, more than a third (31.3%) of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in Michigan occurred at intersections.

Our list reflects the latest car accident data available from 2021 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 these 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 Grand Traverse County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2021?

Here are the top 10 most dangerous intersections in Grand Traverse County in 2021:

  1. US 31 @ W SOUTH AIRPORT RD, Garfield Township, Total Crashes 38, Injuries 6
  2. SOUTH AIRPORT RD @ N GARFIELD RD, Garfield Township, Total Crashes 34, Injuries 4
  3. DIVISION ST @ SILVER LAKE RD, Traverse City, Total Crashes 32, Injuries 7
  4. BARLOW ST @ LA FRANIER RD, Garfield Township, Total Crashes 31, Injuries 8
  5. 3 MILE RD @ US 31, East Bay Township, Total Crashes 25, Injuries 2
  6. BEITNER RD @ M 37, Blair Township, Total Crashes 24, Injuries 3
  7. FRONT ST @ S GARFIELD AVE E, Traverse City, Total Crashes 24, Injuries 2
  8. LAUTNER RD @ M 72, Acme Township, Total Crashes 23, Injuries 2
  9. DIVISION ST @ W FRONT ST, Traverse City, Total Crashes 20, Injuries 4
  10. PARK DR @ W SOUTH AIRPORT RD, Garfield Township, Total Crashes 19, Injuries 7

– Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit (NOTE: The list of most dangerous intersections is the latest data available from 2021 for total crashes at intersections in Michigan. “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 200 feet of an intersection including near freeways (and their subsequent on-ramps off-ramps and service streets), divided highways and rural roads.)

More Information On The Top 2 Intersections

No. 1: US 31 @ W SOUTH AIRPORT RD, Garfield Township

This very busy corner south of Traverse City is once again at the top of the list of Grand Traverse County’s Most Dangerous Intersections.

In 2021, total crashes here increased to 38 from 35 in 2020. However, this is still significantly lower than the 62 auto accidents that occurred at this intersection in 2019.

No. 2: SOUTH AIRPORT RD @ N GARFIELD RD, Garfield Township

Up from #6 on Grand Traverse County’s Most Dangerous intersections in 2020, this intersection saw total crashes increase from 21 in 2020 to 34 in 2021.

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.

Injured in a car accident at one of Grand Traverse County’s Most Dangerous Intersections? Contact a Michigan Auto Law attorney first a free consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a car accident at one of Grand Traverse County’s Most Dangerous Intersections and you have questions about your legal rights to pain and suffering compensation, economic damages and auto No-Fault insurance benefits, you can speak to one of our experienced Traverse City car accident lawyers at (800) 777-0028 for a free consultation. There is absolutely no cost or obligation. You can also get help from an experienced auto accident attorney by visiting our contact page or chat feature on our website.

Grand Traverse County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2021

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