What are the most dangerous intersections in the Miami Valley?


Editor’s note: This story first published on July 5, 2017.


Almost a quarter of the state’s 100 most dangerous intersections are in the Miami Valley, according to one analysis of state crash statistics. During a two-year span, crashes at the 22 trouble spots resulted in 509 injuries.

Eleven of the worst 100 intersections are located in Montgomery County, home to just 4.6 percent of the state’s population. The worst area intersection on the list is Airway Road and Woodman Drive in Riverside, where 36 people were injured in 44 separate crashes from 2013-2015. 

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The study by The Brannon Law Firm examined Department of Public Safety data from the period and gave each intersection a “danger score” based on the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities. 

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Local police agencies also draw attention to many of the same intersections and those cities are looking at new measures like roundabouts to improve safety.

A 2019 completion is expected for a roundabout at Kauffman Avenue and Colonel Glenn Highway, one of Fairborn’s most dangerous intersections. A traffic circle is also being considered for a perpetually-congested intersection at Alex Bell and Mad River roads in Centerville. 

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Dayton plans to renew a controversial traffic enforcement camera program despite the higher costs of more stringent requirements and an uncertain Ohio Supreme Court decision in a case filed against the state. 

The list below shows the two worst intersections in the state rated by the study followed by the rankings of those in the Miami Valley: 

State rankIntersectionCityCrashes
1CLEVELAND AV & MORSE RDCOLUMBUS133
2CEMETERY RD & MAIN STHILLIARD218
13AIRWAY RD & WOODMAN DRRiverside44
20DIVERSION RD & DIXIE HWFAIRFIELD56
23N GETTYSBURG AV & N JAMES H MCGEE BLDAYTON36
30BURKHARDT RD & WOODMAN DRRiverside25
32N YELLOW SPRINGS ST & W NORTH STSPRINGFIELD23
34GERMANTOWN ST & S BROADWAY STDAYTON30
35DIXIE HW & SYMMES RDFairfield36
39WOODMAN DR & E DOROTHY LAKettering43
42COX RD & LIBERTY WAWEST CHESTER47
52HAMPSHIRE DR & HIGH STHAMILTON32
54SHROYER RD & E DOROTHY LAKettering37
57GRAND BL & S ERIE BLHamilton24
67NEEDMORE RD & N DIXIE DRHARRISON35
69NEILAN BL & PERSHING AVHAMILTON34
74MUHLHAUSER RD & UNION CENTRE BLWEST CHESTER39
82WASHINGTON ST & S LUDLOW STDayton22
85NEEDMORE RD & N DIXIE DRHarrison (Township of)21
87S PROGRESS DR & W MAIN STXenia24
88DIXIE HW & NILLES RDFairfield17
90PHILADELPHIA DR & TURNER RDHARRISON20
92LINDEN AV & WOODMAN DRRiverside31
93WILMINGTON PI & E DOROTHY LAKettering39

Study methodology 

The study looked at total number of crashes as well as the number of injuries and fatalities. A point system was used: 

· Crash (1 point) 

· Injury (3 points) 

· Fatalities (10 points) 

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