Although it’s not widely discussed, operating a motor vehicle is one of the most dangerous tasks in the daily routines of most of those who live in and around crowded Michigan cities. The number of licensed drivers in Michigan continues to grow, and as more and more drivers take to the road, car accidents become almost inevitable. These days, it seems just getting from point A to point B can be an adventure fraught with risk.
Traffic deaths increased in 2020
One recently released report compiled data from the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit and revealed some interesting statistics. According to data, traffic crashes as a whole decreased across the state of Michigan in 2020. But even though accidents decreased, the severity of those accidents increased. Unfortunately, the report said that traffic-related deaths rose by about 10% in 2020.
The most dangerous intersections
The report also listed the most dangerous intersections in the state of Michigan. Apparently, Detroit and the surrounding areas are home to many hazardous intersections. Here are the top five most dangerous intersections in Michigan in 2020, according to the report.
- 18 1/2 Mile Road at Van Dyke Avenue, Sterling Heights: 131 total crashes with eight injuries
- 11 Mile Road/I-696 at Van Dyke Avenue, Warren: 124 total crashes with 33 injuries
- US-131 at Wealthy Street, Grand Rapids: 114 total crashes with 23 injuries
- Martin Parkway at Pontiac Trail, Commerce Township: 110 total crashes with four injuries
- Schoolcraft at Telegraph Road, Redford Township: 108 crashes with 27 injuries
Although no one wants to be involved in a crash, at some point the vast majority of motorists will probably experience an accident. Those in Michigan who have suffered injuries or loss in an accident caused by the negligence of another party have the right to contact an experienced attorney and seek legal recourse. A knowledgeable lawyer can educate victims about their rights and help them pursue the compensation they deserve.