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slides: Most Dangerous Roads and Intersections in Oregon 2014

Sunday, September 07, 2014

 

Dangerous Intersections

The top three most dangerous intersections in Oregon are in Portland.

From clogged highway and freeway interchanges to city and county roads throughout Oregon, danger for drivers lurks at many corners. 

GoLocalPDX analyzed data on high-crash intersections and stretches of road in the state using data provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation to find out what roads posed the most danger to Oregon drivers. 

Slideshow Below: 60 Most Dangerous Intersections in Oregon 

The state data provides the number of crashes, crash rate and severity of crashes in a master list aimed at determining where resources should be allocated. GoLocalPDX crunched the numbers and focused on four areas - total number of accidents, fatalities, injuries, and property damage only. 

GoLocalPDX sifted through data from roads and intersections across the state. These roads accounted for 3,468 crashes, 55 fatalities and 1,841 injuries in 2013. 

Intersections

In 2013, 305 people died in car crashes in Oregon.

The three most dangerous intersections in Oregon are all in Portland: No. 1 is an interchange on U.S. Highway 26. 

“That’s one of the busiest interchanges in the whole state, so it has a lot more traffic volume,” ODOT spokeswoman Sally Ridenour said. The interchange had the highest total number of crashes at 381, well above the second highest of 181, but none were fatal. Of those crashes, 213 resulted in injuries. 

Read more: How We Ranked Dangerous Intersections

Ridenour said the state doesn’t just look at intersections or interchanges when it determines high-risk areas, but instead looks at all areas and works with regional and local governments to prioritize and plan improvements. 

“There’s all sorts of phases of transportation planning and all other different planning and research that goes into every kind of improvement,” she said. “What we do is, in the planning process, we look at safety, we look at crashes, we look at age of the facility and we look at what the community wants.

"It’s a big partnership with communities.” 

Ridenour said the state uses its data to help create the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), Oregon’s four-year transportation capital improvement program. The STIP lays out funding and scheduling of transportation projects and programs, according to ODOT. 

“When funding is available, then [those] projects get selected for funding,” she said. 

Engineering, Education, Enforcement

Ridenour said the design of the road, whether people understand the rules of the road, and the enforcement of traffic laws all factor into how safe an intersection might be. 

In 2013, 305 people died in car crashes in Oregon, said James Solomon, director of training for the National Safety Council’s defensive driving courses. 

“It is not a high number, but for a state your size, it’s a good-size number,” Solomon said. 

Solomon said nationally the factor that causes most crashes, 51 percent, is improper driving. That can be anything from speeding to aggressive merging to failing to yield. 

Marie Dodds, AAA Oregon/Idaho director of Government and Public Affairs, said she hears a lot from members concerned about intersections in the state; Division Street and Southeast 88th Street and U.S. 26 and I-405 as well as I-405 and I-5 all ranked high on GoLocalPDX’s list. 

“I think sometimes they are just really concerned about safety,” she said. "Some are concerned about pedestrians. Some say that it’s difficult to see in those intersections.

"Some feel like it’s too many lanes for safe passage in those areas.” 

 

Related Slideshow: 60 Most Dangerous Intersections in Oregon

In 2013, Oregon’s 60 most dangerous intersections generated nearly 3,400 accidents, resulting in 56 deaths and more than 1,800 injuries.  GoLocalPDX brings you a list of these intersections, showing you where to drive with the most caution.

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#60 Most Dangerous

OR-99 & turning leg to Garfield St. 

Medford, Jackson County

Total Crashes: 13

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 8
Property Damage: 4

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#59 Most Dangerous

OR-43 & SW Iowa St.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 12 

Fatalities:
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 2

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#58 Most Dangerous

OR-219 & Everest Rd.

Newberg, Yamhill County

Total Crashes: 19

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 4
Property Damage: 14

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#57 Most Dangerous

I-405/Exit 2B

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 14

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 4

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#56 Most Dangerous

OR-8 & SW 187th Ave.

Aloha, Washington County

Total Crashes: 14

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 4

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#55 Most Dangerous

US-20 & NE Seward Ave.

Bend, Deschutes County

Total Crashes: 16

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 8
Property Damage: 7

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#54 Most Dangerous

OR-126B & N 54th St.

Springfield, Lane County

Total Crashes: 16

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 8
Property Damage: 7

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#53 Most Dangerous

OR-99 & NW East St.

Grants Pass, Josephine County

Total Crashes: 17

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 8
Property Damage: 8

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#52 Most Dangerous

OR-99 & E Park St.

Grants Pass, Josephine County

Total Crashes: 20

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 10

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#51 Most Dangerous

OR-99 & Richard Ave.

Eugene, Lane County

Total Crashes: 19

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 10
Property Damage: 8

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#50 Most Dangerous

OR-8 & SE 11th Ave.

Hillsboro, Washington County

Total Crashes: 18

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 11
Property Damage: 6

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#49 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Center St.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 102

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 53
Property Damage: 49

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#48 Most Dangerous

US-199 & Allen Creek

Grants Pass, Josephine County

Total Crashes: 19

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 11
Property Damage: 7

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#47 Most Dangerous

US-20 & 27th St.

Bend, Deschutes County

Total Crashes: 22

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 12

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#46 Most Dangerous

OR-99EB/Mile Point 4.64-4.8

Salem, Marion County

Total Crashes: 20 

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 11
Property Damage: 8

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#45 Most Dangerous

OR-8 & SW 110th Ave.

Beaverton, Washington County

Total Crashes: 107

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 50
Property Damage: 57

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#44 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & Mollala Ave.

Oregon City, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 23

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 13

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#43 Most Dangerous

OR-99W & N Deborah Rd.

Newberg, Yamhill County

Total Crashes: 22

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 10
Property Damage: 11

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#42 Most Dangerous

US-30BY & NE 72nd Ave.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 18 

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 14
Property Damage: 3

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#41 Most Dangerous

OR-99 & NE D St.

Grants Pass, Josephine County

Total Crashes: 22

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 12
Property Damage: 9

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#40 Most Dangerous

OR-62 & North Pacific Hallow/Mile Point 0.05-0.14

Medford, Jackson County

Total Crashes: 22

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 13
Property Damage: 8

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#39 Most Dangerous

I-84 & NE 33rd Ave. Exit

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 25

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 11
Property Damage: 13

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#38 Most Dangerous

OR-8 & Yew St.

Forest Grove, Washington County

Total Crashes: 21

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 15
Property Damage: 5

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#37 Most Dangerous

OR-99E & Hull Ave.

Lake Oswego, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 20

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 16
Property Damage: 3

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#36 Most Dangerous

OR-42 & SW Carnes Rd.

Roseburg, Douglas County

Total Crashes: 25

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 12
Property Damage: 12

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#35 Most Dangerous

US-26 & SE 362nd Ave.

Sandy, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 25

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 13
Property Damage: 11

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#34 Most Dangerous

US-26 & LEG (To Ruben Ln.)/Mile Point 23.35-23.52

Sandy, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 22

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 16
Property Damage: 5

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#33 Most Dangerous

I-84 & Irving St. Exit/Mile Point 1.15-1.44

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 104

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 60
Property Damage: 44

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#32 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Boyer Dr.

Milwaukie, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 23

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 16
Property Damage: 6

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#31 Most Dangerous

US-26 & SE 70th Ave.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 27

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 13
Property Damage: 13

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#30 Most Dangerous

OR-62 & Merry Lane

Medford, Jackson County

Total Crashes: 25

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 17
Property Damage: 7

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#29 Most Dangerous

I-5 Near Exit 302A/Mile Point 302.76-302.95

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 34

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 19
Property Damage: 14

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#28 Most Dangerous

US-20 & SE Fulton St.

Albany, Linn County

Total Crashes: 37

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 20
Property Damage: 16

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#27 Most Dangerous

OR-62 & Delta Waters Rd.

Medford, Jackson County

Total Crashes: 42

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 17
Property Damage: 24

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#26 Most Dangerous

OR-99W & Warner Ave.

Tigard, Washington County

Total Crashes: 117 

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 70
Property Damage: 47

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#25 Most Dangerous

US-26 & SE 170th Ave.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 118

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 73
Property Damage: 45

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#24 Most Dangerous

OR-22 & LEG (From Airport Rd.)

Salem, Marion County

Total Crashes: 52

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 22
Property Damage: 29

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#23 Most Dangerous

I-5 Near Exit 302A/Mile Point 302.52-302.76

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 140 

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 65
Property Damage: 75

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#22 Most Dangerous

US-30BY & N Greenwich Ave.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 56

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 28
Property Damage: 27

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#21 Most Dangerous

US-26/Mile Point 72.74-73.07

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 156

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 70
Property Damage: 86

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#20 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Orchard Lane

Southgate, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 141 

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 85
Property Damage: 56

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#19 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Insley St.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 70

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 33
Property Damage: 36

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#18 Most Dangerous

I-5/Mile Point 300.19-300.51

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 155

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 77
Property Damage: 78

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#17 Most Dangerous

OR-22 & SE Hawthorne Ave.

Salem, Marion County

Total Crashes: 76

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 35
Property Damage: 40

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#16 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Causey Ave.

Happy Valley, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 80 

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 41
Property Damage: 38

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#15 Most Dangerous

OR-99E & Dunes Dr.

Oregon City, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 82

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 44
Property Damage: 37

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#14 Most Dangerous

US-26 & SE 38th Ave.

Portland, Multnomah

Total Crashes: 81 

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 46
Property Damage: 34

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#13 Most Dangerous

OR-211 Near OR-213 Merge

Molalla, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 3

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 0
Property Damage: 1

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#12 Most Dangerous

US-26 Near US-197 Merge

Madras, Jefferson County

Total Crashes: 4

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 1
Property Damage: 1

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#11 Most Dangerous

OR-58/Mile Point 14.41-14.54

Lowell, Lane County

Total Crashes: 6

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 0
Property Damage: 4

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#10 Most Dangerous

OR-18 & SW Caleb Payne Rd.

McMinnville, Yamhill County

Total Crashes: 6

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 1
Property Damage: 3

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#9 Most Dangerous

OR-11 & Ferndale Rd.

Milton-Freewater, Umatilla County

Total Crashes: 5

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 2
Property Damage: 1

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#8 Most Dangerous

OR-223 & Rickreal Rd. Exit

Dallas, Polk County

Total Crashes: 5

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 3
Property Damage: 0

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#7 Most Dangerous

US-97 & Rosland Rd.

La Pine, Deschutes County

Total Crashes: 9

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 4
Property Damage: 3

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#6 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & LEG (From Beavercreek Rd.)/Mile Point 2.89-3.08

Oregon City, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 92

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 51
Property Damage: 40

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#5 Most Dangerous

I-5 & US-30

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 181

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 89
Property Damage: 92

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#4 Most Dangerous

OR-212 & I-205/Mile Point 4.92Z-5.18Z

Johnson City, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 98

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 57
Property Damage: 40

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#3 Most Dangerous

US-26 & SE 28th Ave.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 111

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 56
Property Damage: 54

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#2 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Taggart

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 177 

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 109
Property Damage: 67

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#1 Most Dangerous

US-26 & I-405

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 381

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 213
Property Damage: 168

 
 

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