More motor vehicle crashes took place in 2012 at the intersection of Washington and May streets that at any other location in Attleboro, according to a report from the police department's crime analyst.
Twenty-four crashes took place at the intersection, which has a strip mall featuring Uno Chicago Grill on one corner and Northeast Jewelers on the opposite corner. The two other corners are vacant.
The top crash address was 287 Washington St., the location of the mall off Highland Avenue. There were 21 crashes at the address. Washington/Highland was also second on the intersection list.
(Scroll down to see the top 10 crash spots by intersection and address)
There were 1,709 reported crashes in 2012. Three were fatal and 1,294 caused property damage. Three were classified as "hit and run injury," and there were 215 hit and runs in total. Five involved motorcycle injuries, and there were 189 total motor vehicle injuries.
The three fatal crashes were:
- Jan. 28 - Victor Kleinberger, 65, of Somerset was struck by a car while crossing the street at 1059 Washington St. The driver was not cited.
- Feb. 21 - Edward Marien, 48, of North Attleboro was riding his bicycle and struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Bank and Park streets. The driver was not cited.
- Sept. 20 - Kaisha Guerrini, 24, of North Attleboro was killed in a two-vehicle crash. The other driver, 32-year-old Jason Kwolek of Pawtucket, was charged with drunk driving motor vehicle homicide, manslaughter, OUI, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and speeding. His case has not gone to trial.
Top Crash Sites by IntersectionIntersection Number of Crashes May/Washington 24 Highland/Washington 23 North Main/Toner 16 County/Thacher 16 Holden/North Main 13 North Main/West 12 Pleasant/Starkey 12 Highland/Newport 11 Route 95 North/Newport 10 Mendon/Washington 10
Top Crash Sites by AddressAddress Number of Crashes 287 Washington 21 227 South 13 1270 Newport 11 251 Washington 11 946 Washington 10 106 Washington 8 287 Washington 8 217 South Main 8 999 Newport 7 100 Rathbun Willard (Attleboro High School) 7
The full report is attached to this article.