Here’s a look at Michigan’s most dangerous intersections based on 2021 police car accident reports

‘Intersections produce 33% of fatalities’

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich.Michigan Auto Law has compiled a list of the most dangerous intersections based on police car accident reports for 2021.

Coming in at No. 1 is the intersection on 11 Mile Road at Van Dyke Avenue in Warren, which had 173 total crashes.

Intersections in St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Commerce Township, and Grand Rapids round out the top five.

In Lathrup Village on Southfield Road and I-696, there were 91 crashes and 28 injuries in 2021, making it the No. 11 most dangerous intersection in Michigan.

“The ones around here are really bad,” said one man.

One man described the roundabout at 14 Mile Road and Orchard Lake in Farmington Hills.

“The more people get used to it, the more concerned I am, the faster they drive,” said one man.

“Just got to be on your toes all the time when you’re driving around here,” said another man.

Michigan Auto Law says there were 122 crashes and 15 injuries at the roundabout at 14 Mile Road and Orchard Lake in Farmington Hills. That site is ranked No. 6.

“I live about three miles away, and I try to avoid this intersection,” said Josh Terebelo of Michigan Auto Law.

The top 20 most dangerous intersections list is based on data from Michigan State Police. Topping the list is the intersection at I-696 and Van Dyke in Warren, where 173 crashes and 38 injuries occurred.

“Intersections produce 33% of fatalities, and that’s different than private or public roads, highways, and all of that,” Terebelo said.

The roundabout at 18 1/2 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue in Sterling Heights came in at No. 3 with 168 total crashes and 17 injuries. The top three most dangerous intersections in Michigan are all in Macomb County.

“Caution, caution, caution, and be very careful,” a man said. “We’re going into winter, so it’ll be worse.”

The No. 2 most dangerous intersection is on 10 Mile Road and I-94, where a 140% increase in crashes in 2021.

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Priya joined WDIV-Local 4 in 2013 as a reporter and fill-in anchor. Education: B.A. in Communications/Post Grad in Advanced Journalism

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