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Almost all of the most dangerous intersections in Michigan are in metro Detroit

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Posted at 11:27 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 11:27:32-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan Auto Law on Monday released its annual list of the most dangerous intersections in the state, and almost all are in metro Detroit.

According to Michigan Auto Law, the state saw a decrease in injuries from car crashes, but the total number of accidents and fatalities were higher.

“Our goal is driver safety,” says Steven Gursten, president of Michigan Auto Law. “We give drivers this information so they can plan alternative routes if possible, and to be aware of the extra caution needed when driving in these areas.”

The company also said the coronavirus pandemic has lightened the amount of traffic on the roads, but that doesn't mean it's safer.

The statistics to come up with the most dangerous intersections come from Michigan State Police Traffic Crash reporting data. It includes any reported crash that occurred within 250 feet of an intersection, including turnarounds and ramps to highways.

The Top 20 Most Dangerous Intersections in Michigan for 2019 are:

  1. 18 1/2 mile at Van Dyke in Sterling Heights - 229 crashes, 14 injuries
  2. Schoolcraft at Telegraph in Redford Township - 210 crashes, 41 injuries
  3. Orchard Lake at 14 Mile in Farmington Hills - 178 crashes, 22 injuries
  4. M-5/Martin Parkway at Pontiac Trial in Commerce Township - 161 crashes, 12 injuries
  5. State Rd. at W. Ellsworth in Pittsfield Township - 154 crashes, 8 injuries
  6. 11 Mile/I-696 at Van Dyke in Center Line - 129 crashes, 31 injuries
  7. Telegraph Rd. at 12 Mile in Southfield - 128 crashes, 17 injuries
  8. US-131 at Wealthy St. in Grand Rapids - 123 crashes, 18 injuries
  9. I-75 at Big Beaver in Troy - 113 crashes, 17 injuries
  10. Ford Rd. at Haggerty in Canton - 101 crashes, 35 injuries
  11. Hall Rd. at Schoenherr in Shelby Township - 96 crashes, 16 injuries
  12. 23 Mile at I-94 in Chesterfield Township - 94 crashes, 24 injuries
  13. 11 Mile at Graiot in Roseville - 94 crashes, 23 injuries
  14. Southfield at 11 Mile in Lathrup Village - 93 crashes, 31 injuries
  15. Ford Rd. at Mercury Dr. in Dearborn - 91 crashes, 30 injuries
  16. Hall Rd. at Romeo Plank in Clinton Township - 86 crashes, 27 injuries
  17. Ford Rd. at Lilley Rd. in Canton - 80 crashes, 20 injuries
  18. Dixie Highway at I-75 in Springfield Township - 79 crashes, 13 injuries
  19. Dix Ave. at M-39 in Lincoln Park - 78 crashes, 18 injuries
  20. Telegraph at Square Lake in Bloomfield Township - 78 crashes, 15 injuries

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