SPECIAL REPORT: The Top 5 Most Dangerous Intersections


Traffic “Danger Zones” are found in every city and town. They are intersections where multiple accidents happen on a regular basis. In our region, five of the most dangerous intersections are in and around Charleston. Most of them occur on major highways traveled by hundreds, if not thousands of drivers every day.

According to statistics compiled by Regional Intergovernmental Council, the five most dangerous intersection are:

   1. US 119 and Oakwood Road

   2. MacCorkle Ave and Montrose Drive

   3. MacCorkle Ave and 3rd Street

   4. US 119 and Green Rd – Terry Rd

   5. MacCorkle Ave and 36th Street

In ranking the intersections, the Regional Intergovernmental Council took into account the number of accidents, traffic volume, the accident rate and severity. By adding the four indices, the RIC calculated a composite score for each intersection.

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