Lansing Auto Accident Statistics

Lansing Auto Accident Statistics

Car accidents frequently happen when least expected, whether it’s a Lansing auto accident or a collision elsewhere in Michigan. It’s a simple fact that certain roadways are busier and, therefore, more dangerous than others.

In the riskier driving areas, motorists must pay extra attention to their own behavior behind the wheel, particularly cell phone use, which is a leading cause of distracted driving accidents. Also, when traveling through congested areas, motorists must be aware of other vehicles sharing the roadway and the actions of other drivers. In particular, large trucks can present challenges for motorists in smaller passenger vehicles. For example, perhaps the large truck is traveling too fast for weather conditions or the semi-truck driver is fatigued, both of which can significantly increase the chance of a semi-truck accident.

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Lansing’s I-496 and US-127 interchange.

As a way to draw attention to certain Michigan dangerous roads, the Sinas Dramis Law Firm has launched its Understanding Dangerous Roads public awareness campaign. In addition to identifying roads that are particularly risky due to heavy traffic, numerous exit/entrance ramps, lane mergers and shifting traffic patterns, the campaign also offers tips for safely navigating the designated areas.

The first phase of the campaign spotlights dangerous roadways and intersections in mid-Michigan, including Lansing. Crash reports and statistics show there is an especially high occurrence of Lansing auto accidents on I-496 and US-127 and also a high rate of accidents on I-94 and US-127  around Jackson, just south of Lansing.

Dangerous intersections and roadways in Lansing, Michigan

  1. Grand River Ave. and Hagadorn Rd. – 58 crashes in 2015 *
  2. East Jolly Rd. and South Cedar St. – 46 crashes in 2015
  3. West Michigan Ave. and South Brown St. – 15 crashes in 2015
  4. BUS 127 (North West Ave.) and West North St. – 5 crashes in 2015
  5. West Saginaw Hwy and South Waverly Rd. – 31 crashes in 2015
  6. West Saginaw Hwy and North Canal Rd. – 27 crashes in 2015
  7. West Saginaw Hwy and Elmwood Rd. – 38 crashes in 2015
  8. I-496 and US-127 corridor – 129 crashes in 2015

* most recent statistics available

Lansing, Michigan crash statistics

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning compiles traffic accident figures for the state of Michigan. Here are the most recent Lansing auto accident statistics.

Ingham County (2015)
  • Total number of crashes: 9,350
  • 20,485 motor vehicle drivers and passengers
  • 130 bicyclists
  • 83 pedestrians
  • Greatest number of accidents occurred in these municipalities:
    1. Lansing – 4,190 crashes
    2. East Lansing – 1,500 crashes
    3. Meridian Township – 835 crashes
  • The highest number of fatal crashes and fatalities occurred in June.
  • Motorcycles were involved in 0.13% of total vehicles in crashes, but were involved in 2.5% of total fatal crashes.
Eaton County (2015)
  • Total number of crashes: 3,266
  • 5,867 motor vehicle drivers and passengers
  • 8 bicyclists
  • 22 pedestrians
  • Greatest number of crashes occurred in these municipalities:
    1. Delta Township – 1,120 crashes
    2. Windsor – 277 crashes
    3. Charlotte – 221 crashes
  • The highest number of fatal crashes and fatalities occurred in July.

If you’ve been injured in a Lansing auto accident, contact our Michigan car accident attorneys today to help protect your right to insurance benefits and compensation.

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