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What is the most dangerous intersection in Chicago?

On Behalf of | Aug 30, 2022 | Car Accidents

Chicago is an extremely populous city. With this population comes heavily traveled roadways. Which, unfortunately, leads to numerous traffic accidents. Just as some roads are more dangerous than others, some intersections are more dangerous.

Interestingly enough, most of the most dangerous intersections are along one corridor. Some blame this on poor design, and the city is working toward correcting it. Here is a look at the most dangerous intersections in the City of Chicago in no particular order.

E 79th St & S Stony Island Ave

With 196 crashes and a total of 52 injuries, nine of them serious injuries, this is one of the deadliest intersections in the city.

W Garfield Blvd & S Wentworth Ave

This intersection has the most total injuries at 55, with only six of them being serious. The total crashes at this site amount to only 141.

E 95th St & S Stony Island Ave

There were more crashes at this intersection than at W Garfield Blvd. and S. Wentworth Ave. but fewer serious injuries, with 160 and four, respectively. The number of crashes with injuries was 44.

W Garfield Blvd & S Wells St

This intersection completes a corridor of dangerous intersections with a total of 131 crashes, 42 injuries, and four serious injuries.

All of these intersections are within approximately 10 miles of each other. The main cause of these accidents is failure to yield, with following too closely is a close second. Failure to reduce speed is in third.

If you are traveling through Chicago, you might consider avoiding these intersections if possible.