12 Mile and Telegraph named most dangerous intersection in Michigan

A law firm in metro Detroit has released a list of the most dangerous intersections in the area, based on car crash statistics. 

The intersection of Telegraph and 12 Mile in Southfield has been named the most dangerous intersection in Michigan. 

The law firm Michigan Auto Law looked at data from Michigan State Police about crashes to come up with a list of the most dangerous 20. All 20 were in Metro Detroit. Oakland County had seven, while Macomb and Wayne notched eight and four, respectively. Washtenaw had one.

A reported 145 crashes happened at the intersection of Telegraph and 12 Mile last year, compared to 150 in 2017. Twenty four of those resulted in injuries. The law firm says speeding on Telegraph may be a reason for all the accidents. 

You can see the full list of dangerous intersections below: 

1. 12 Mile at Telegraph, Southfield: 145 crashes, 24 with injuries

2. Orchard Lake Road at 14 Mile, Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield Township: 144 crashes, 20 with injuries

3. 18½ Mile Road at Van Dyke Avenue, Sterling Heights: 141 crashes, 12 with injuries

4. Martin Parkway at Pontiac Trail, Commerce Township: 138 crashes, 9 with injuries

5. I-75 at Big Beaver Road, Troy: 129 crashes, 13 with injuries

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

7. Telegraph at Schoolcraft, Redford Township: 125 crashes, 15 with injuries

8. State Street at Ellsworth, Ann Arbor/Pittsfield Township: 123 crashes, 6 with injuries

9. Hall Road/M-59 at Schoenherr, Utica/Sterling Heights: 116 crashes, 20 with injuries

10. I-75 at M-59, Auburn Hills: 115 crashes, 30 with injuries

11. Joy Road at Southfield Freeway, Detroit: 99 crashes, 26 with injuries 

12. Hall Road/M-59 at Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township: 99 crashes, 18 with injuries

13. I-75 at 14 Mile, Madison Heights: 96 crashes, 17 with injuries

14. Metropolitan Parkway at Van Dyke, Sterling Heights: 95 crashes, 20 with injuries

15. Metropolitan Parkway at Mound, Sterling Heights: 94 crashes, 20 with injuries 

16. Big Beaver at Rochester Road, Troy: 92 crashes, 27 with injuries 

17. Ford Road at Lilley, Canton Township: 91 crashes, 25 with injuries 

18. 11 Mile at Gratiot, Roseville: 90 c​​​​​​rashes, 31 with injuries 

19. Hall at Van Dyke, Utica: 89 crashes, 13 with injuries

20. 8 Mile at Woodward, Detroit: 87 crashes, 10 with injuries