The Most Dangerous Intersection In Each U.S. State

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2016 was one of most deadly years on American roads in nearly a decade with over 42,000 American drivers dying in motor vehicle accidents according to data from the American National Safety Council. It is estimated that 4.6 million Americans were injured in driving accidents during the same time period with many of those occurring because of a dangerous intersection, as well as reckless driving, bad weather and more.


Using crowdsourced data from and over nine years of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chicago Law firm Rubens & Kress, researched the most dangerous intersection in each U.S. state.  The data on dangerous intersection by state was based on the number of automobile and pedestrian accident occurrences in each state.  The infographic they created blow lists the most dangerous intersection for every state in the U.S.

The Most Dangerous Intersection In Each U.S. State

Their data shows that most of these dangerous intersections can be found in major U.S. cities.  That’s not totally surprising because of the sheer number of drivers and pedestrians in major cities. These concentrated population areas allow an opportunity for more accidents.

Although there a few states where the  dangerous intersection is not in a popular city, like you might think.  Listed below is the intersection for each state:

  • Alaska- Egan & Yandukin in Juneau Alaska
  • Alabama- University Blvd & 28th Street in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Arkansas- Asher & University in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Arizona- 59th Ave & Olive Ave in Glendale, Arizona
  • California- Devonshire Street & Reseda Blvd in Northridge, California
  • Colorado- MLK & Quebec in Denver, Colorado
  • Connecticut- Merritt Pkwy Mile Marker 46.42-47.03 in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Delaware- U.S. 9 Market Street & South DuPont Blvd- Georgetown, Delaware
  • District of Columbia- Minnesota Ave & Benning Rd, District of Columbia
  • Florida- Hialeah Gardens Blvd & Okeechobee Rd, Hialeah Gardens, Florida
  • Georgia- Memorial Drive & N Hariston Rd, Stone Mountain, Georgia
  • Hawaii- 1450 Block of Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Iowa- Ankeny Blvd & 1st Street, Ankeny, Iowa
  • Idaho- I-84 at Hwy 69, Kuna, Idaho
  • Illinois- Stony Island Ave & S Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois
  • Indiana- 38th Street & Guion, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Kansas- Kellogg & Seneca, Wichita, Kansas
  • Kentucky- Second St & Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Louisiana- Canal Street & North Dorgenous Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Massachusetts- Columbia Rd & I-93, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Maryland- Gwynns Falls Pkwy & Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Maine- Allen Street & Route 2, Wilton, Maine
  • Michigan- Orchard Lake Road & 14 mile road, West Bloomfield Township, Michigan
  • Minnesota- Highway 14 & 15, New Ulm, Minnesota
  • Missouri- North Grand Boulevard & Montgomery Street, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mississippi- Route 63 & Route 98, Lucedale, Missouri
  • Montana- Front & Orange Street, Missoula, Montana
  • North Carolina- Patton Ave & Leicester Highway, Asheville, North Carolina
  • North Dakota- 13th Ave South & I-29 (southbound), Fargo, North Dakota
  • Nebraska- 132nd Street, Industrial Rd, Millard Avenue & L Street, Omaha, Nebraska
  • New Hampshire- Main Street & Broadway, Salem, New Hampshire
  • New Jersey- E Jersey Street & Spring Street, Newark, New Jersey
  • New Mexico- Montgomery Blvd & San Mateo Blvd, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Nevada- Cheyenne & Rancho, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • New York- Tillary Street & Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, New York
  • Ohio- Broad Street & James Road, Columbus, Ohio
  • Oklahoma- Memorial Road & Penn Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oregon- US-26 & I-405, Portland, Oregon
  • Pennsylvania- Knights Rd & Street Rd, Bensalem, Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island- Exit 20 on I-95, Providence, Rhode Island
  • South Carolina- N Highway 17 & Seewee Road, Awendaw, South Carolina
  • South Dakota- Catron Blvd & Highway 16, Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Tennessee- Poplar Ave & Ridgeway Rd, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Texas- Bissonnett Street & Sam Houston Pkwy, Houston, Texas
  • Utah- Center St & I-15, Provo Utah
  • Virginia- Big Bethel Rd & Hampton Roads Center Pkwy- Hampton, Virginia
  • Vermont- 47 US-7 & US-4, Rutland City, Vermont
  • Washington- Denny & Stewart, Seattle, Washington
  • Wisconsin- Capital Drive West & 35th Street North, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • West Virginia- US 119 & Oakwood Road, Charleston, West Virginia
  • Wyoming- Central Ave & Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming

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