List of Most Dangerous Intersections in Massachusetts Includes Two in Stoughton
The Intersections at Washington St./Central St. and Canton St./School St. are among the most dangerous in the state.
The intersections of Washington/Central Streets and Canton/School Streets in Stoughton, are among the most 200 dangerous in the Massachusetts, according to a list released by the state, which tracked crashes and injuries from 2008-2010.
This "2008-2010 Statewide Top 200 Intersection Crash List" was included in a WBZ-TV I-Team report.
The Washington St. and Central St. intersection is tied for 59th on this list. The intersection includes traffic lights. Still, there have been 77 accidents there from 2008-2010, according to the list, and 15 injuries, but no fatalities.
Meanwhile, the Canton St. and School St. intersection is tied for 156th. This intersection does not include traffic lights. There have been 37 accidents there from 2008-2010, according to the list, and 12 injuries, as well as two fatalities.
There are plenty of other intersections that residents would also consider to be dangerous in Stoughton, namely the West St./Central St. intersection. Town officials have recently proposed changes to make this intersection safer following the tragic pedestrian accident in front of the Hansen Elementary School on Sept. 14 which killed three-year-old Shayla Lutz.
The Washington St. and York St. intersection, which is included on the Old Colony Planning Council's most hazardous intersection list, has seen 28 crashes and 14 injuries from 2007-2009.
The Washington St. and Lincoln St. intersection has seen 11 crashes, and one fatality, between 2007-2009, according to the OCPC. And, there have been 31 crashes and 5 injuries reported at the Washington Street (Route 138) at Park Street (Route 27)/Pleasant Street (Route 139) intersection in downtown Stoughton during this same period.
What intersections do you consider most dangerous in town? What would you like to see done about it?