Whether you live, work, or visit Milwaukee, it comes as no surprise to you that serious car, truck, and motorcycle crashes often happen in our city. What you might not yet know is why these accidents happen, where they occur most frequently, and what to do if you are hurt, or a loved one does in a Milwaukee motor vehicle wreck.
Common Trends in Milwaukee Crashes
A report prepared by the Milwaukee Police Department and Department of Public Works and Traffic Engineering found that common causes of fatal Milwaukee accidents often include drivers who:
- Are impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Disregard traffic signals
- Fail to yield the right of way
- Are distracted
In 2016, 57 people died in Milwaukee accidents. That was the second-highest number of motor vehicle-related accident deaths in the decade from 2006-2016. That same year, Milwaukee had the highest number of accidents and accident-related injuries since at least 2006.
A Closer Look at Where Milwaukee Accidents Happen
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel most recent publication (2023), some intersections are more dangerous than others. Below are 13 of the most dangerous intersections for car accidents in all of Milwaukee.
Protecting Your Future
Milwaukee is taking steps to prevent future motor vehicle crashes through a variety of traffic safety programs.
However, the city will not help you if you’ve already been hurt or lost a loved one in a Milwaukee crash.
Have You Been Injured In A Wisconsin, Illinois or Iowa Car Accident?
If you've been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should speak to our experienced car accident attorney in Milwaukee, as soon as possible. You can contact us online or call our office directly at 800.800.5678 to schedule your free consultation with one of our car accident lawyers. We have been helping car accident victims since 1964 and service clients throughout Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa.