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Michigan Auto Law names most dangerous intersections in Kalamazoo County

Michigan Auto Law has named the most dangerous intersections in Kalamazoo County, with the number one ranked intersection being the host to over 60 crashes in 2017. (WWMT/Matt Loughrin)

Michigan Auto Law has named the most dangerous intersections in Kalamazoo County, with the number one ranked intersection being the host to over 60 crashes in 2017.

The annual list, provided by Michigan Auto Law attorneys, named the intersection of Drake Road and West Main Street as the most dangerous in all the county, holding 61 total crashes in 2017 with 15 of which were injury crashes only. The same intersection only experienced 40 crashes in 2016, citing heavy traffic playing a major role in the increase in motor accidents.

The remaining list of most dangerous intersections can be seen below:

  1. Drake Road and West Main Street (61 total crashes; 15 injury only crashes)
  2. Drake Road and KL Avenue (58 total crashes; 10 injury only crashes)
  3. Drake Road and Stadium Drive (56 total crashes; 11 injury only crashes)
  4. Gull Road and South Riverview Drive (47 total crashes; 6 injury only crashes)
  5. Romence Parkway and South Westnedge Avenue (45 total crashes; 3 injury only crashes)
  6. 9th Street and West Main Street (44 total crashes; 11 injury only crashes)
  7. Howard Street and Stadium Drive (43 total crashes; 11 injury only crashes)
  8. Westnedge Avenue and Kilgore Road (39 total crashes; 3 injury only crashes)
  9. Sprinkle Road and Cork Street (36 total crashes; 4 injury only crashes)
  10. Gull Road and Sprinkle Road (35 total crashes; 5 injury only crashes)

The intersection of Drake Road and KL Avenue has shown up near the top of the list in the past several years and serves as a heavy-traffic intersection due to it being a connecting are from Western Michigan University's campus and US-131.

Information on more of the dangerous intersections throughout the state of Michigan can be found here. You can also read the full post from Michigan Auto Law here.

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