What Are Reading's Most Dangerous Intersections?

A recent report released the most dangerous intersections in the state and region.

Where are the most dangerous intersections in town?
Where are the most dangerous intersections in town?

A recent study listed the most dangerous intersections in Massachusetts and New England, and while no Reading intersections made the list it got us wondering. Where do you think the most dangerous spot is in town?

The intersection of Mystic Avenue and the Fellsway in Somerville was ranked as the “most dangerous” intersection in the state and the third most dangerous one in New England in a recent study by GoLocal Worcester, an online publication.

Also among the most dangerous was Bridge St. and Veterans of Foreign Wars Highway, along with Veterans of Foreign Wars Highway and Varnum Ave., both Lowell intersections.

The site’s methodology looked at total number of accidents, fatalities, injuries and property-damage-only crashes at each intersection.

Looking at just Reading, what do you find to be the most dangerous intersection? Is there a road you avoid because it's too dangerous? Let us know in the comments section below.

Read GoLocal Worcester’s full report >

Officer Redding March 04, 2014 at 08:39 PM
Intersections aren't dangerous. Bad drivers are!
Officer Redding March 04, 2014 at 08:49 PM
4:30 pm 4/4: blue Ford pickup crosses double yellow line passing 2 cars to make left from Lowell st onto Grove. Must be the bad intersection. MA comm AH plate and Harley sticker. Love my dash mounted GoPro. Video to RMV :)
Heather McCubbin March 04, 2014 at 09:09 PM
Another issue are the intersections without a stop sign. I think Sanborn to Haven is like this and my 16 year old learning to drive just did a right turn, without stopping. Luckily, no one was coming but the lack of signage in MA, and Reading, is very confusing for a new driver!
Ron Powell March 05, 2014 at 08:52 PM
According to the 2011 Crash Report from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, these are the intersections that had the most number of reported accidents: #1 - Rt. 93 ramp and Lowell Street #2 - Franklin & Main Street #3 - Ash / Bolton / Main Street near McDonalds at RiteAid #4 - 50 Walkers Brook Drive #5 - Lowell / Intervale / Grove # 6 - West / Willow / Summer #7 - Walkers Brook Drive and New Crossings Road (i.e., Stop & Shop) # 8 - Village / John /Walkers Brook Drive / Washington / General Way (i.e., Market Basket) # 9 - Main & South # 10 - Washington & Main


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