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Stoughton Intersection Ranked Third ‘Most Dangerous’ in State

The intersection was also the 14th ‘most dangerous’ in New England.

An aerial view of the intersection of Canton and School streets in Stoughton. Photo credit: Google Maps
An aerial view of the intersection of Canton and School streets in Stoughton. Photo credit: Google Maps

By John Waller

The intersection of Canton Street and School Street in Stoughton has been ranked as the third "most dangerous” intersection in the state and the 14th most dangerous one in New England in a recent study by GoLocal Worcester, an online publication.

The site’s methodology looked at total number of accidents, fatalities, injuries and property-damage-only crashes at each intersection. The Stoughton intersection saw a total of 39 crashes, two fatal crashes, 10 crashes involving injuries and 27 crashes that involved property damage.

Do you agree with the ranking? And what other intersections in Stoughton deserve to be on a “most dangerous” list?

Read GoLocal Worcester’s full report >>

JD February 27, 2014 at 11:42 AM
@ just Saying. I suggest you do the same. Canton and School intersect by the Church and what used to be Best Pals (just before the train tracks). I know exactly where it is, as I was in an accident there!
Dawn February 27, 2014 at 12:12 PM
There is definately a light at Central and Rt. 139, but there is no arrow, so the left lane can never take the turn. I live right down the street and there are constantly accidents when they try to make the turn on the yellow or red. In their defense, that is the only way to take the turn, as there is a constant flow of traffic coming from the other end of Central. How hard would it be to put an arrow there to give that lane of traffic 15 seconds to turn and alleviate the backup. They've been talking about it for years, but it never gets done. I would like to see the accident ratio at that light.
Just Saying February 27, 2014 at 12:19 PM
@JD - Dawn said she thinks there ought to be an arrow at the lights at Central St. & Rt. 139. You mistakenly corrected her, informing her that there is not a light there. There is a light at Central & 139. And yes, I too know exactly where Canton St. & School St. intersect, no map needed.
JD February 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM
@ Just Saying & Dawn, The article references SCHOOL ST & CANTON ST. NO mention of Central and 139. There is NO LIGHT in the 3rd MOST DANGEROUS Intersection in the state. The article reads the following: The intersection of Canton Street and School Street in Stoughton has been ranked as the third "most dangerous” intersection in the state and the 14th most dangerous one in New England in a recent study by GoLocal Worcester, an online publication.
Just Saying February 27, 2014 at 01:01 PM
Thank you JD, I did read the article, but I was also able to read and comprehend Dawn's comments.

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