Group ranks most dangerous intersections

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus intersection where a woman was killed in August made the top of Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commissions list of High Crash Intersections.

East Broad Street and James Road ranks as the second most dangerous intersection in Central Ohio.

On August 11, the victim was sitting at the bus stop when two cars trying to pull over for a fire truck collided and one vehicle slammed into the bus shelter where she was sitting.

“The main reason we produce these lists is to serve as a tool to help us and our regional partners prioritize transportation safety investments at those locations that need it most in Central Ohio,” Jordan Whisler with MORPC said.

Each intersection is ranked by the number of crashes, the severity of the crashes, and the number of vehicles entering the intersection.

Jalisa Smith takes the bus at the intersection of E. Broad St. and James Rd. every day and says she notices drivers speeding all the time

“This is a horrible intersection,” Jalisa Smith said. “They are just chaotic. It’s just horrible.”

Top 10 High Crash Intersections

  1. E Livingston Avenue @ Hamilton Rd/SR 317
  2. Broad Street/SR 16 @ James Road
  3. Dublin Granville Road/SR 161 @ Maple Canyon Drive
  4. Cleveland Avenue @ Dublin Granville Rd/SR 161
  5. Morse Road @ Northtowne Blvd/Walford Street
  6. Cleveland Avenue @ Morse Road
  7. Broad Street/US 40 @ N Wilson Road
  8. Hard Road @ Sawmill Road
  9. S Central Avenue/Harrisburg Pike @ W Mound Street
  10. Cleveland Avenue @ Weber Road provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s