Steer Clear: Chicagoland's 20 Most Dangerous Intersections

No Elmhurst intersections are mentioned, but Oakbrook Terrace and Bensenville made the list.

The Chicago Sun-Times released a list Monday of the 20 most dangerous intersections in the Chicagoland area, based on the number of crashes in 2010 as reported by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The closest of the top 20 to Elmhurst is Oakbrook Terrace, at Route 83 and 22nd Street. That intersection recorded 47 accidents in 2010.

Also, use caution at North and First avenues in Melrose Park (52) and Ogden Avenue at Illinois 59 in Naperville (48), which came in fourth and fifth. A Bensenville intersection also is listed.

In the interest of staying safe, see the list and read the full story here.

What Elmhurst intersections do you consider the most dangerous?

Rachel Abata May 01, 2012 at 02:49 PM
I've been driving through/in Elmhurst since I've been a teenager and I can honestly say that the side streets are more dangerous than any major intersection I've been through...mainly the side streets in North Elmhurst focusing on the intersection on Fullerton & Van Auken. Cars FLY down Van Auken at an alarming speed (35-40mph) and when your at Fullerton, sometimes it's hard to spot cars due to the slope Van Auken takes right there...very dangerous!!!
Dave Noble May 01, 2012 at 05:34 PM
My vote is not for an intersection, but for the Jewel parking lot entrance from Butterfield Rd. Everything about that area is dangerous: Cars crossing Butterfield to travel East, cars backed up on Butterfield as cars enter, the quick left some cars take when entering the parking lot, and lastly, the scene across Butterfield with cars turning westbound from McDonald on to Butterfield. Despite my sketchy description of this, people who live around there must know what I'm talking about.
Karen Chadra (Editor) May 01, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Totally with you on that one. That's my Jewel. I've had quite a few close calls there. (Never any fault of my own, of course :)
Lawrence Gunther May 02, 2012 at 12:17 AM
And once you get into the parking lot...how about trying to get into the building safely, while people drive through the two 'optional' stop signs at either entrance!!
Pat Gerace May 02, 2012 at 12:42 PM
The Jewel is also dangerous from the other direction. Who ever decided to put the big plants and trees on the center meridian did not ever try to make a left hand turn off of Linden onto York. When this meridan gets piled with snow- you just say a prayer and take your chances! Going further down to the stop sign on Madison and York is also a life challenging experience. PUT A STOP LIGHT THERE!!!


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