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Denver's Eleven Most Dangerous Intersections

On numerous occasions over the years, we've posted about the most dangerous intersections in Denver — but typically, our data was compiled from previously published sources.

This time around, we reached out to the Denver Police Department and asked Mary Dulacki and her team in the records unit to pull together the latest data.

The DPD numbers compare figures from the first five months of 2016 with the same time span last year. The result is a list of the intersections with the most traffic accidents during both periods combined.

As you'll see, some thoroughfares are more prone to accidents than others. In fact, six of the top ten are evenly split between different locations along two streets. Meanwhile, the number of accidents at the riskiest intersection went up a disturbing 136 percent from 2015 to 2016.


Continue to check out the photo-illustrated roster, which should serve as a reminder about where drivers need to be even more cautious than usual.

Number 11: Colfax and Colorado

Accidents between January 1 and May 31, 2015: 5

Accidents between January 1 and May 31, 2016: 6


Total: 11

Percent change: 20 percent


Number 10 (tie): 36th and Quebec

Accidents between January 1 and May 31, 2015: 7

Accidents between January 1 and May 31, 2016: 6

Total: 13

Percent change: -14.3 percent


Number 10 (tie): Lowry and Yosemite

Accidents between January 1 and May 31, 2015: 6

Accidents between January 1 and May 31, 2016: 7

Total: 13

Percent change: 16.7 percent


Number 8: 17th and Colorado

Accidents between January 1 and May 31, 2015: 9

Accidents between January 1 and May 31, 2016: 7

Total: 16

Percent change: -22.2 percent


Number 7: Colfax and Kalamath/Santa Fe

Accidents between January 1 and May 31, 2015: 10

Accidents between January 1 and May 31, 2016: 11

Total: 21

Percent change: 10 percent

Continue to keep counting down Denver's eleven most dangerous intersections.

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