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Washtenaw County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2023

July 2, 2024 by Steven M. Gursten

Washtenaw County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2023

Our Ann Arbor car accident lawyers share the list of Washtenaw 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 Washtenaw 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 crash 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 Washtenaw County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2023?

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

  1. STATE RD @ W ELLSWORTH RD, Ann Arbor, 126 Total Crashes, 5 Injuries (Roundabout)
  2. HOGBACK RD @ WASHTENAW AVE, Pittsfield Twp, 58 Total Crashes, 10 Injuries
  3. CARPENTER RD @ E ELLSWORTH RD, Pittsfield Twp, 51 Total Crashes, 25 Injuries
  4. CARPENTER RD @ PACKARD ST, Pittsfield Twp, 42 Total Crashes, 10 Injuries
  5. JACKSON AVE @ S MAPLE RD, Ann Arbor, 42 Total Crashes, 6 Injuries
  6. CARPENTER RD @ W MICHIGAN AVE, Pittsfield Twp, 39 Total Crashes, 12 Injuries
  7. JACKSON RD @ S ZEEB RD, Scio Twp, 35 Total Crashe, 9 Injuries
  8. PACKARD ST @ PLATT RD, Ann Arbor, 31 Total Crashes, 1 Injury
  9. M 14 @ WHITMORE LAKE, Ann Arbor Twp, 29 Total Crashes, 7 Injuries
  10. GROVE ST @ RAWSONVILLE RD,  Ypsilanti Twp, 28 Total Crashes, 13 Injuries

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

No. 1: STATE ST @ ELLSWORTH RD, Ann Arbor

This busy roundabout bordering Ann Arbor and Pittsfield Township again tops the list of Washtenaw County’s Most Dangerous Intersections.

Unfortunately, there was another increase in motor vehicle accidents. In 2023, there were 126 total crashes, which was up from 93 in 2022, 79 in 2021, and 69 in 2020. However, total accidents in 2023 was still lower than 154 in 2019.

There were 5 injuries in 2023, which was down from 7 in 2022. In 2021, there was 1 injury. In 2020 and 2019, there were 6 and 8 injuries, respectively. 

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

No. 2: HOGBACK RD @ WASHTENAW AVE, Pittsfield Township

For the third year in a row, this interchange came in at #2 on the list of Washtenaw County’s Most Dangerous intersections.

In 2023, there were 58 total crashes, which was the highest amount between 2020 and 2023. In 2022, 2021, and 2020, there were 45, 50 and 35 crashes, respectively. 

Injuries jumped in 2023, increasing to 10 from 3 in 2022, In 2021, there 13 injuries. And, in 2020, there were 5 injuries.

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 Washtenaw County’s Most Dangerous Intersections? Call now!

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a car accident at one of Washtenaw County’s Most Dangerous Intersections call now (855) 781-7747 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Ann Arbor 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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Washtenaw County’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 2023

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