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slides: 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Connecticut

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

 

Connecticut was the only state other than Rhode Island to crack the top 10 in GoLocal's first-ever ranking of the Most Dangerous Intersections in New England. See what Connecticut's Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections are, based on GoLocal's proprietary ranking formula. (For more on GoLocal's methodology, go here.)
 

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#10 Most Dangerous

CT Route 8/Mile marker 18.58-18.81

Seymour, Connecticut

New England ranking: #49
 
Route 8 is the main highway running through Seymour, a town roughly 16,000 located in western New Haven County.
 
Total crashes: 11
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 5
Property damage: 6
 
Photo: Joe Mabel
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#9 Most Dangerous

CT Route 287/Mile marker 1.58

Wethersfield, Connecticut

New England ranking: #44
 
Wethersfield is the second-oldest town in Connecticut, founded in 1634 by Puritans from Massachusetts, and is part of the Greater Hartford area.
 
Total crashes: 22
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 6
Property damage: 16
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#8 Most Dangerous

CT Route 83/Mile marker 11.80-11.89

Vernon, Connecticut

New England ranking: #43
 
CTDOT rebuilt the portion of Route 83 in Vernon to improve highway safety, but the three-year crash data has yet to catch up and reflect the improvements.
 
Total crashes: 25
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 7
Property damage: 18
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#7 Most Dangerous

CT Route 127 @ Stillman

Bridgeport, Connecticut

New England ranking: #41
 
Bridgeport is the largest city in Connecticut and is criss-crossed by I-95, Route 8, Route 25 and Route 127.
 
Total crashes: 18

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 11
Property damage: 7

Photo: The Infamous Gdub/flickr

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#6 Most Dangerous

CT Route 127 @ Barnum

Bridgeport, Connecticut

New England ranking: #37
 
Bridgeport is the largest city in Connecticut and is criss-crossed by I-95, Route 8, Route 25 and Route 127.
 
Total crashes: 31
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 12
Property damage: 9
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#5 Most Dangerous

CT Route 69/Mile marker 18.39-18.49

Waterbury, Connecticut

New England ranking: #31
 
Waterbury is the 5th largest city in Connecticut and has a significant public transportation bus system within the city as well as commuter rail connections to New York City.
 
Total crashes: 55
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 14
Property damage: 41
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#4 Most Dangerous

CT Rte. 5/Mile marker 9.35-9.36

Wallingford, Connecticut

New England ranking: #28
 
Located on the Quinnipiac River in New Haven County, Wallingford is traversed by US-5, I-91 and several state highways.
 
Total crashes: 51
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 22
Property damage: 29
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#3 Most Dangerous

Rte. 44/Mile marker 53.63

Hartford, Connecticut

New England ranking: #15
 
Despite being the state's capital, Hartford is only the 3rd largest city in Connecticut and is nicknamed the "Insurance Capital of the World."
 
Total crashes: 129
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 38
Property damage: 91
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#2 Most Dangerous

CT Route 17/Mile marker 21.55-22.14

Middletown, Connecticut

New England ranking: #8
 
Located on the Connecticut River, Middletown has its own local public transportation service and has connecting service with nearby New Britain and surrounding areas.
 
Total crashes: 372
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 107
Property damage: 265
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#1 Most Dangerous

CT Rte. 15/Mile marker 46.42-47.03

New Haven, Connecticut

New England ranking: #4
 
A CTDOT engineering study is currently ongoing on this stretch of Route 15 to determine what is causing the above average number of crashes.
 
Total crashes: 561
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 125
Property damage: 436
 
 

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