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Kalamazoo County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2022

July 31, 2023 by Steven M. Gursten

Kalamazoo County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2022

Our Kalamazoo car accident lawyers share the list of Kalamazoo County’s Top 10 most dangerous intersections based on Michigan State Police car accident reports for 2022 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 2022, nearly a third (29.2%) of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in Michigan occurred at intersections.

Our list of Kalamazoo County’s Most Dangerous Intersections reflects the latest car accident data available from 2022 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. 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 Kalamazoo County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2022?

Here are the top 10 most dangerous intersections for Kalamazoo County in 2022: 

  1. SPRINKLE RD @ CORK ST (NORTH OF I 94), Kalamazoo, 68 Total Crashes, 7 Injuries (Roundabout)
  2. DRAKE RD @ W K L AVE, Kalamazoo, 60 Total Crashes, 12 Injuries
  3. DRAKE RD @ W MAIN ST, Kalamazoo, 53 Total Crashes, 8 Injuries
  4. HOWARD ST @ STADIUM DR, Kalamazoo, 51 Total Crashes, 5 Injuries
  5. PARK ST @ W KALAMAZOO AVE, 45 Total Crashes, 17 Injuries
  6. ROMENCE PKWY @ S WESTNEDGE AVE, Portage, 39 Total Crashes, 9 Injuries
  7. DRAKE RD @ STADIUM DR, Kalamazoo 38 Total Crashes, 4 Injuries
  8. GULL RD @ S RIVERVIEW DR, Kalamazoo, 36 Total Crashes, 5 Injuries
  9. 9TH ST @ W MAIN ST, Oshtemo Township, 32 Total Crashes, 7 Injuries
  10. GULL RD @ SPRINKLE RD, Comstock Township, 32 Total Crashes, 0 Injuries

– Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit (NOTE: The list of Kalamazoo County’s most dangerous intersections is the latest data available from 2022 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 of Kalamazoo County’s Most Dangerous Intersections

No. 1: SPRINKLE RD @ CORK ST (NORTH OF I 94), Kalamazoo

Total crashes at this intersection nearly doubled in 2022, going from 36 collisions in 2021 to 68 collisions in 2022. In 2020, there were 33 total crashes.

No. 2: DRAKE RD @ W K L AVE, Kalamazoo

In 2022, the total number of car accidents at this interchange increased nearly 40% from 43 in 2021 to 60 in 2022. This was a nearly 82% jump from 33 auto accidents in 2020.

Data for other Michigan cities and counties

As we see from years of data analysis on Michigan intersection 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. To read blog posts about specific counties and cities click here.

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Injured in a car accident at one of Kalamazoo County’s Most Dangerous Intersections? Call now!

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a car accident at one of Kalamazoo County’s Most Dangerous Intersections call now (855) 781-7747 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Kalamazoo car accident lawyers. There is no cost or obligation. You can also visit our contact page or use the chat feature on our website.

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Kalamazoo County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2022

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