The most dangerous intersection in Farmington Hills is the second most dangerous intersection in Oakland County and the third most dangerous in southeast Michigan.
With an average of more than 61 accidents annually from 2007-2011, the 12 Mile and Orchard Lake crossing tops the list compiled by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG). The intersection saw 20 more crashes than the second most dangerous intersection, at 14 Mile and Orchard Lake.
Farmington's most dangerous intersection is at Grand River and Halsted, with nearly 27 crashes each year over the five-year span. Eight Mile and Farmington followed close behind, at 24.8.
The SEMCOG report shows a small dip in the number of accidents in Farmington Hills from 2004 to 2009, followed by a slight uptick in 2010 (2,444) and 2011. (2,513). Farmington has seen a fairly steady decline, from 312 in 2002 to 154 in 2011. From 2007-2011, 18 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in Farmington Hills; Farmington recorded one fatality, in 2010.
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.