The 20 Most Dangerous Intersections in Chicagoland

The 20 most dangerous intersections in Chicagoland, Illinois. There are numerous ways to alter your driving and reduce the chances of being in an auto accident.

Lowering your speed and driving defensively are two of the most common approaches. You can also stay off the roadways at night when possible – and never drive after drinking alcohol. But the odds of avoiding auto accidents can also be lowered by paying attention to where you drive as well as how you drive. The Illinois Department of Transportation has compiled a list of the 20 most dangerous intersections when it comes to motor vehicle accidents. The list is based on crash statistics from 2010 in the six-county area. Here are those intersections.

Rank  Intersection   City  # of Crashes 
1 Stony Island Avenue at South Chicago Avenue Chicago 63
La Grange Road at the westbound ramp to I-80  Will County  56 
Cicero Avenue and 127th Street  Alsip  53 
North Avenue at First Avenue  Melrose Park  52 
Ogden Avenue at Illinois 59  Naperville  48 
Western Avenue at Peterson Avenue  Chicago  47 
Kedzie Avenue at Belmont Avenue  Chicago  47 
Hunt Club Road at Grand Avenue  Gurnee  47 
22nd Street at Kingery Highway  Oakbrook Terrace  47 
10  Lincoln Highway at Cicero Avenue  Matteson  46 
11  Bolingbrook Drive at the southbound ramp to I-55  Bolingbrook  45 
12  Waukegan Road at Willow Road  Northfield  45 
13  Busse Road at Thorndale Avenue  Bensenville  43 
14  Roosevelt Road at Canal Street  Chicago  43 
15  Weber Road at the southbound ramp to I-55  Romeoville  43 
16  Lake Street at Barrington Road  Hanover Park  42 
17  Algonquin Road at Randall Road  Lake in the Hills  42 
18  Rand Road at Dundee Road  Palatine  42 
19  159th Street/River Oaks Drive at Torrence Avenue  Calumet City  41 
20  127th Street at Paulina Street  Calumet Park  41 

The bottom line?

If any of these intersections are in your daily commute, you should remind yourself to focus on the road and your surroundings, or avoid the intersection completely.

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