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slides: 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Connecticut - 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

 

In GoLocal's Most Dangerous Intersections in New England 2014, Connecticut's highest ranked crossroads rank #1 -- for the region.

New Haven, Hartford, and Bridgeport were on the top ten list; as were Wethersfield, and Seymour. "All of our crash data is available to the public, media -- it's public, it's all out there," said Kevin Nursick, Director of Communications with the CT Department of Transportation. "I've been here ten years. I'm a communications guy -- I try to keep people in touch with reality. "

See New England's 60 Most Dangerous Intersections Here

And Nursick's reality? "Realistically, there's no such thing as a dangerous road," said Nursick. "And statistics prove that 95% plus of crashes are a result of driver error. I don't care if you have perfectly straight or flat roads, or curvatures. If you follow the rules of the road, and the posted signage, you shouldn't have any problem navigating."

Nursick talked to the work that the CT DOT does however to address issues when possible -- and mentioned one incident prompted some major changes

"We had a big project on what we call "Avon Mountain" in West Hartford -- it's a really big hill. A dumptruck lost its rigs coming down the hill, plowed down and killed 5 people instantly. We then put in a "traffic calming project" -- trees in the center, raised median, trees built in to get people to slow down." 

See what Connecticut's Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections are, based on GoLocal's proprietary ranking formula in the slides below. (For more on GoLocal's methodology, click here.)

 

Related Slideshow: 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Connecticut - 2014

Using the most recent available data, GoLocalProv has compiled a list of the Most Dangerous Intersections in New England.

See the methodology here

Since different states chose different time spans in which to accumulate their data (3-10 years), GoLocal standardized the tallies to a 3-year sum.

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#10

Seymour, CT

Rt. 8 Mile Marker 18.58-18.81

Total Crashes: 11

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 5

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 6

Source: CT DOT

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#9

Wethersfield, CT

Rt. 287 Mile Marker 1.58 (Near Rte 287 + Merritt Parkway)

Total Crashes: 22

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 6

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 16

Source: CT DOT

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#8

Vernon, CT

Rt. 83 Mile Marker 11.80-11.89 (Route 83 + Route 30)

Total Crashes: 25

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 7

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 18

Source: CT DOT

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#7

Bridgeport, CT

Rt. 127 Mile Marker 1.02 (Rte 127 + Stillman St)

Total Crashes: 18

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 11

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 7

Source: CT DOT

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#6

Bridgeport, CT

Rt. 127 Mile Marker .64 (Rte 127 + Barnum Ave)

Total Crashes: 31

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 12

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 19

Source: CT DOT

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#5

Waterbury, CT

Rt. 69 Mile Marker 18.39-18.49

Total Crashes: 55

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 14

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 41

Source: CT DOT

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#4

Wallingford, CT

Rt. 5 Mile Marker 9.35-9.36

Total Crashes: 51

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 22

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 29

Source: CT DOT

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#3

Hartford, CT

Rt. 44 Mile Marker 53.63 (Route 44 & Main St)

Total Crashes: 129

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 38

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 91

Source: CT DOT

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#2

Middletown, CT

Rt. 17 Mile Marker 21.55-22.14

Total Crashes: 372

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 107

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 265

Source: CT DOT

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#1

New Haven, CT

Merritt Parkway Mile Marker 46.42-47.03 

Total Crashes: 561

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 125

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 436

Source: CT DOT

 
 

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