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The most dangerous intersections in Chicago

On Behalf of | Dec 17, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Motorists all across Illinois take to the roads with little concern that their trip might end in a devastating accident. Driving through the Chicago metropolitan area entails a notable degree of risk, though, especially considering the concentration of highly dangerous intersections.

The Chicago Journal reports on the city’s most dangerous intersections, using the number of crashes during the 2018-2020 period as the most basic criteria. Drivers who exercise heightened caution and awareness at busy intersections can contribute toward keeping the roads a little safer for everyone.

E 79th Street & Stony Island Avenue

As the site of 196 crashes and 9 serious injuries during a three-year period, the intersection of 79th Street and Stony Island Avenue is arguably the most dangerous intersection in Chicago.

E 95th Street & Stony Island Avenue

map of E 95th Street & Stony Island Avenue in South Chicago

Stony Island is a particularly dangerous Chicago street, with its intersection at 95th Street being another noticeable hotspot for collisions. The data shows 160 crashes and 44 minor injuries during the analysis period at this intersection alone.

W Garfield Boulevard & S Wentworth Avenue

The intersection of Garfield & Wentworth comes in third for the number of crashes during the three-year period at 141, but the 55 injuries during that period indicate that many of those crashes are significantly damaging.

Many intersection accidents occur due to a failure to yield or reduce speed, or because one driver is following another too closely. Remember that you have the right to pursue compensation if you sustain an injury due to negligent driving at one of Chicago’s busy intersections.