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Oakland County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2023

July 2, 2024 by Steven M. Gursten

Oakland County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2023

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 2023 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.

Every year, approximately one-third (30%) of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in Michigan occur at intersections.

Our list of Oakland County’s Most Dangerous Intersections reflects the latest car accident data available from 2023 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 2023?

Here are the most dangerous intersections in Oakland County in 2023:

  1. MARTIN PKWY @ N PONTIAC TRL, Commerce Twp, 160 Total Crashes, 11 Injuries (Roundabout)
  2. ORCHARD LAKE RD @ 14 MILE RD, Farmington Hills, 132 Total Crashes, 12 Injuries (Roundabout)
  3. TELEGRAPH RD @ 12 MILE RD, Southfield, 99 Total Crashes, 35 Injuries
  4. SOUTHFIELD RD @ W 11 MILE RD, Lathrup Village, 96 Total Crashes, 30 Injuries
  5. OAKLEY PARK RD @ MARTIN PKWY, Commerce Twp, 70 Total Crashes, 4 Injuries
  6. FARMINGTON RD @ W MAPLE RD, West Bloomfield Twp, 69 Total Crashes, 8 Injuries
  7. ORCHARD LAKE RD @ 12 MILE RD, Farmington Hills, 67 Total Crashes, 15 Injuries
  8. TELEGRAPH RD @ MAPLE RD, Bloomfield Twp, 64 Total Crashes, 15 Injuries
  9. LIVERNOIS RD @ W HAMLIN RD, Rochester Hills, 60 Total Crashes, 4 Injuries
  10. 8 MILE RD @ I 75, Hazel Park, 56 Total Crashes, 16 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 2023 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 2023 were 160, up from 126 in 2022, 140 in 2021, and 110 in 2020. 

However, total crashes in 2023 were down slightly from 161 in 2019. 

Injuries in 2023 dropped to 11 from 13 in 2022. In 2021, 2020, and 2019, there were 18, 4, and 12 injuries, respectively. 

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

No. 2: ORCHARD LAKE RD @ 14 MILE RD, Farmington Hills

This congested Oakland County roundabout finds itself in the #2 spot on the list of Oakland County’s Most Dangerous Intersections. Previously, it was #2 on the lists for 2020 and 2021.

Significantly, this congested Oakland County roundabout saw large increases in both total crashes and injuries in 2023. 

Total crashes more than doubled, going from 64 in 2022 to 132 in 2023.

And injuries tripled, going from 4 in 2022 to 12 in 2023

Previous years have seen significant fluctuations in the number of motor vehicle accidents occurring at this roundabout. In 2021, there were 122 total crashes. In 2020, there were 89. But in 2019, there 178 – the highest number in the five-year period between 2019-2023.

Injuries have also fluctuated in previous years, but not as drastically. In 2021, 2020 and 2019, there were 15, 11 and 22 injuries respectively. 

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 2023

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