Michigan's 20 most dangerous intersections in 2018

Telegraph at 12 Mile tops list

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – A Southfield intersection topped the list of most dangerous intersections in Michigan last year.

The intersection of Telegraph and 12 Mile roads moved from the third spot in 2017 to the most dangerous intersection in 2018. There were 145 reported crashes and 24 injuries last year.

VIEW: Most dangerous intersections in 2017

Michigan Auto Law compiled data from Michigan State Police crash data to determine the most dangerous intersections based on the number of car crashes last year.

Macomb County has eight of the worst intersections, Oakland County has seven, Wayne County has four and Washtenaw County has one.

Below is the list of the 20 most dangerous intersections, as well as the number of crashes that occurred at the intersections.

1. Telegraph Road at 12 Mile Road in Southfield
Crashes: 145, Crashes w/ injuries: 24

2. Orchard Lake Road at 14 Mile Road in Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield
Crashes: 144, Crashes w/ injuries: 20

3. 18 ½ Mile Road at Van Dyke Avenue in Sterling Heights
Crashes: 141, Crashes w/ injuries: 12

4. Martin Parkway at Pontiac Trail in Commerce Township
Crashes: 138, Crashes w/ injuries: 9

5. I-75 at Big Beaver Road in Troy
Crashes: 129, Crashes w/ injuries: 13

6. 11 Mile Road/I-696 at Van Dyke Avenue in Warren/Center Line
Crashes: 126, Crashes w/ injuries: 27

7. Telegraph Road at Schoolcraft Road in Redford Township
Crashes: 125, Crashes w/ injuries: 15

8. State Street at Ellsworth Road in Ann Arbor/Pittsfield Township
Crashes: 123, Crashes w/ injuries: 6

9. Hall Road/M-59 at Schoenherr Road in Utica/Sterling Heights
Crashes: 116, Crashes w/ injuries: 20

10. I-75 at M-59 in Auburn Hills
Crashes: 115, Crashes w/ injuries: 30

11. Joy Road at Southfield Freeway in Detroit
Crashes: 99, Crashes w/ injuries: 26

12. Hall Road/M-59 at Romeo Plank Road in Clinton Township
Crashes: 99, Crashes w/ injuries: 18

13. I-75 at 14 Mile Road in Madison Heights
Crashes: 96, Crashes w/ injuries: 17

14. Metropolitan Parkway at Van Dyke Avenue in Sterling Heights
Crashes: 95, Crashes w/ injuries: 20

15. Metropolitan Parkway at Mound Road in Sterling Heights
Crashes: 94, Crashes w/ injuries: 20

16. Big Beaver Road at Rochester Road in Troy
​​​​​​​Crashes: 92, Crashes w/ injuries: 27

17. Ford Road at Lilley Road in Canton Township
​​​​​​​Crashes: 91, Crashes w/ injuries: 25

18. 11 Mile Road at Gratiot Avenue E. in Roseville
​​​​​​​Crashes: 90, Crashes w/ injuries: 31

19. Hall Road at Van Dyke Avenue in Utica
​​​​​​​Crashes: 89, Crashes w/ injuries: 13

20. 8 Mile Road at Woodward Avenue in Detroit
​​​​​​​Crashes: 87, Crashes w/ injuries: 10

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