“Dangerous Intersections” In Lake County, Illinois

The April 5 school bus accident on Route 173 (which was summarized in the April 5 blog post titled “School Bus Accident On Route 173 In Lake County, Illinois“) has highlighted the issue of dangerous intersections in Lake County.

An April 25 Lake County News-Sun article, titled “Bus accident sheds light on dangerous intersections” highlights intersections in Lake County that have experienced numerous accidents and fatalities.

It identifies the intersection at which the school bus accident occurred – at Route 173 and Kilbourne Road near Wadsworth – as having 53 crashes and one fatality between 2004 and 2011.

It further discusses other accident-prone intersections, including the following:

The intersection of Dilleys and Wadsworth roads has had the highest number of incidents, with 42 crashes and 33 injuries from 2007 to 2011, according to IDOT. The heavily-trafficked two-way stop sign intersection is about 5 miles away from 173/Kilbourne.

The article also discusses plans for improvements to be made to lessen the dangers at these various intersections.

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