An intersection crash is one that occurs within the boundaries of an intersection or in which the first harmful event occurred on an approach to or an exit from an intersection and is related to movement through the intersection. As such the Intersection Safety emphasis area includes crashes at or related to an intersection.
Intersection crashes were identified in 26,879 fatal and serious injury crashes (32% of all fatal crashes) as well as 4,104 fatalities (21% of all fatalities) and 28,480 serious injuries (35% of all serious injuries) from 2017–2021.
of fatalities were associated with a crash involving an intersection
Combating the IssueStrategies Programs and Projects Emphasis Area Team
Intersection Fatalities and Serious Injuries (2014-2019)
Intersection related fatalities compared to total statewide fatalities due to motor vehicle crashes from 2014 to 2019. SHSP was implemented between 2016 and 2017.
Intersection related suspected serious injures compared to total statewide suspected serious injuries due to motor vehicle crashes from 2014 to 2019. SHSP was implemented between 2016 and 2017.
Other Factors in Fatal and Serious Injury Intersection Crashes
Failure to Yield Right of Way
Disregarded Signal or Light
Fatal and Serious Injury Intersection Crashes
Where Intersection Crashes Occur
33% of intersection crashes occurred at a signalized intersection
Intersection Collision Types
Proportion of Drivers in Fatal and Serious Crashes Involving Intersections Relative to the Proportion of the Population by Age and Gender
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