LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — If you drive in D.C. regularly, you probably have your own ideas about what the worst intersections are. But a new District Department of Transportation report breaks down which ones are statistically the most dangerous.

Between 2010 and 2012, these were the 20 most dangerous D.C. cross streets as determined by the “composite index method,” which takes into account the overall crash rate and the severity of each crash:

  • 14th Street and U Street NW
  • Wisconsin Avenue and M Stret NW
  • 19th Street and Independence Avenue SE
  • 7th Street and H Street NW
  • 14th Street and V Street NW
  • Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road NE
  • 7th Street and Florida Avenue NW
  • 1st Street and Union Station Plaza NE
  • 14th Street and Irving Street NW
  • Southern Avenue and S. Capitol Street
  • 18th Street and Kalorama Road NW
  • 1st Street and M Street NE
  • 17th Street and I Street NW
  • 7th Street and G Street NW
  • 18th Street and Adams Mill Road NW
  • Southern Avenue and Naylor Road SE
  • Southern Avenue and Wheeler Road SE
  • Firth Sterling Avenue and Howard Road SE
  • H Street and North Capitol Street
  • Stanton Road and Suitland Parkway SE

WNEW’s Cameron Thompson contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.


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