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Oakland County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2022

July 31, 2023 by Steven M. Gursten

Oakland County's Most Dangerous Intersections for 2022

Our Farmington Hills car accident lawyers share the list of Oakland 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 of most dangerous intersections 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 Oakland 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 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 Oakland County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2022?

Here are the most dangerous intersections in Oakland County in 2022:

  1. MARTIN PKWY @ N PONTIAC TRL, Commerce Township, 126 Total Crashes, 13 Injuries (Roundabout)
  2. TELEGRAPH RD @ 12 MILE RD, Southfield, 110 Total Crashes, 30 Injuries
  3. SOUTHFIELD RD @ 11 MILE RD, Lathrup Village, 101 Total Crashes, 34 Injuries
  4. FARMINGTON RD @ W MAPLE RD, West Bloomfield Township, 76 Total Crashes, 7 Injuries
  5. FRANKLIN RD @ W SQUARE LAKE RD, Bloomfield Township, 67 Total Crashes, 26 Injuries
  6. TELEGRAPH RD @ MAPLE RD, Bloomfield Township, 64 Total Crashes, 13 Injuries
  7. ORCHARD LAKE RD @ 14 MILE RD, Farmington Hills, 64 Total Crashes, 4 Injuries
  8. HIGHLAND RD @ PONTIAC LAKE RD, White Lake Township, 62 Total Crashes, 26 Injuries
  9. WEST MAPLE RD @ M 5, Commerce Township, 58 Total Crashes, 12 Injuries
  10. DRAKE RD @ W MAPLE RD, West Bloomfield Township, 58 Total Crashes, 7 Injuries

– Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit (NOTE: The list of Oakland 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 Oakland County’s Most Dangerous Intersections

No. 1: MARTIN PKWY @ N PONTIAC TRL, Commerce Township

The largest roundabout in Oakland County is again in the #1 spot on the list of Oakland County’s Most Dangerous Intersections.

Total crashes in 2022 were 126, which was down from 140 in 2021.

Although crashes in 2022 up from 110 in 2020, they had fallen nearly 22% from 161 in 2019.

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

No. 2: TELEGRAPH RD @ 12 MILE RD, Southfield

There 110 total crashes at this intersection in 2022, which was nearly 16% higher than 95 in 2021 and 25% more than 88 in 2020.

But, overall crashes at this interchange in 2022 were 14% lower than in 2019 when there were 128 collisions.

Unfortunately, this interchange saw 30 crash-related injuries in 2022, which was the highest in four years. There were 15 injuries in 2021, 20 injuries in 2020, and 17 injuries in 2019.

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 Oakland County’s Most Dangerous Intersections? Call now!

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a car accident at one of Oakland County’s Most Dangerous Intersections call now (855) 781-7747 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Farmington Hills 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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Oakland County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2022

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