What are the worst intersections in Saline?
It should be no surprise that eight of the top 10 are along Michigan Ave., Saline's busiest thoroughfare. But what are the others?
Here are the 10 intersections in the Saline area with the highest number of accidents in the past five years, according to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG). Intersections are ranked by the number of reported crashes, which does not take into account traffic volume. Crashes reported occurred within 150 feet of the intersection.Rank Intersection Annual Average of Accidents from 2007-2011 1 Michigan Ave E @ Maple St N 13.2 2 Michigan Ave E @ Industrial Dr 12.8 3 Michigan Ave E @ Ann Arbor St N 9.4 4 Michigan Ave E @ Harris St N 9.4 5 Michigan Ave W @ Monroe St 6.6 6 Michigan Ave E @ Hopper St 6.2 7 Michigan Ave W @ Austin Rd 5.0 8 Maple St N @ Woodland Dr E 4.0 9 Michigan Ave W @ Mills Rd 3.4 10 Ann Arbor St S @ Henry St W 3.0
The year 2002 saw the highest number of crashes in Saline in the past decade, with 253 crashes reported. In 2011, there were 179 crashes reported in the city.
The percent of total crashes from 2007-2011 that have been fatal is just 0.2 percent. While 1 percent have yielded incapacitating injuries, 16 percent have caused injury and 83 percent caused only property damage, according to SEMCOG data.
Do you agree with the data? Which intersection do you think is the worst?