This is where the most crashes occur in Kansas City

Posted at 9:45 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 23:20:11-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you go to a game at Kauffman or Arrowhead stadium, you might want to slow down and pay attention. 

So far in 2018, the I-70 and I-435 interchange has ranked the highest on the Kansas City Police Department’s High Crash Locations. 

According to data from KCPD, there’s not just one contributing factor. 

But at the intersection of I-435 and Wornall, for example, police believe inattention contributed to accidents. 

This intersection ranked seven during the first quarter but saw a decrease in the number of crashes during the second quarter. 

“They are just speeding in and out, in and out,” said Paul Redmond, who avoids the intersection during certain hours of the day. 

The intersection of I-435 and Holmes Road saw an increase in accidents. 

According to KCPD data, it’s now the city’s second high-crash area because of lane merging violations. 

“The lane ends so it does make the traffic jammed up. And it does cause a lot of confusion and you don’t know what the other cars are doing,” said Jacob Brownback, who drives on and off the Interstate every day.