The city of Charlotte released its rankings Wednesday of the most dangerous intersections, with North College Street in uptown accounting for four of the nine most dangerous intersections.
North College Street is a one-way street that lets cars leave uptown at high speeds. That could account for its high ranking on the list.
East Ninth and North College streets has been the city’s third-most crash prone intersection from 2013-2015. It had 22 crashes over a three-year period.
East Eighth and College streets was the fifth most and East Seventh and College streets had the sixth highest rate of crashes. East 11th and College streets was ninth on the list.
The Charlotte Department of Transportation calculated the list by totaling the number of collisions and measured them against how many vehicles pass through the intersection on an average day.
The most dangerous intersection for the three-year period is South Church and West Hill streets – the site of the Cam Newton rollover crash in December 2014.
After that crash, the city added some safety features, including new stop signs and other markings. There were 12 crashes there in 2014 and seven collisions in 2015. The city said the more serious, angle-type collisions at that site decreased 78 percent in 2015 compared with 2014.
The City Council hasn’t discussed making North College Street and other uptown streets two-way streets.