Are these metro Atlanta’s most dangerous intersections?

When it comes to driving in Atlanta, do you know where the most dangerous intersections are?

Data analyzed by Channel 2 Action News shows that 615 different intersections in metro Atlanta averaged at least two accidents a week in July 2015.

A spokesman for the Atlanta Regional Commission, which studies traffic, hypothesized that people driving in the suburbs are generally moving faster than in the congested streets of Atlanta and more prone to accidents.

The ARC said small fender-benders may not be reported to police as often as accidents that cause damage or injuries.

Metro Atlanta's most dangerous intersections

Blue Dot=Less than 10 crashes | Red Pin=More than 10 crashes (July 2015)

 Top 5 metro Atlanta intersections with the most crashes: 

  • Memorial Drive and N Hairston Road, Stone Mountain: 22 accidents
  • East Park Place & Stone Mountain Hwy, Stone Mountain: 20 accidents
  • Covington Highway and Panola Rd, Lithonia: 19 accidents
  • Cobb Place Blvd. and Earnest Barrett Pkwy, Kennesaw: 18 accidents
  • Jimmy Carter Blvd. and Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross: 17 accidents
  • The corner of State Bridge Road and Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek saw 15 accidents in one month.

    "We definitely have our fair share, just like everyone else in metro Atlanta,” said Johns Creek Police Officer Chris Byers.

    Byers blamed distracted drivers for the high number of crashes. 

    “Until something happens to us, we think we’re safe from it. We think we’re immune from it, and then we have that wreck,” Byers said.

    Read more: America’s deadliest interstate is in Georgia, study says

    Butner Road and Camp Creek Pkwy southeast of the perimeter in Fulton County were also noted as dangerous intersections, with 13 wrecks in one month. Steve Reynolds Blvd. and Venture Drive in Duluth had the same amount of accidents.

    In Dacula, State Road 316 and Harbins Rd in Dacula had seven accidents in July. That was the site of a crash last month that claimed the lives of two brothers who attended Dacula High School.

    Jared Brown and his brother, Jaison, were on their way to school when he attempted to turn left onto Harbins Road when he turned into the path of a Chrysler PT Cruiser.

    Mimi Martinez, a resident living near intersection, said she knew that intersection was going to be trouble form the first day she moved in.

    “That first morning when we moved in, there was an accident on this intersection,” Martinez said.

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