Police point out the most dangerous intersections in the Triad

Posted on: 9:32 pm, November 13, 2012, by , updated on: 07:57am, November 14, 2012

Chances are you’ve passed by an accident or have been caught in the traffic backed up because of one at these spots. They are the Piedmont’s most dangerous intersections.

In High Point, South Main Street and Fairfield Road is the top spot for accidents. So far this year there have been 31 crashes. 

The intersection is also the area where cops have ticketed the most drivers running red lights. 

“Probably just do to the number of cars that travel through there everyday, it’s a very large intersection and it’s the last major intersection before you leave the city. It’s just south of the highway so there’s a lot of traffic there,” said Commander Mike Kirk, with the High Point Police Department.

In Greensboro, it’s where Elm-Eugene Street breaks off into exits for I-40, US-85 North and 220. Already this year there have been 44 accidents reported, that’s about one each week, mostly rear-enders.

In Winston-Salem, North Point Blvd. and University Parkway is the place to steer clear of. 

Police said they have seen 40 crashes there this year. Last year, Hanes Mall and Silas Creek Parkway was the most dangerous intersection with 56 accidents.

Commander Kirk says departments do these types of accident breakdown so officers know where to patrol more often and to concentrate on.