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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

In an attempt to alert the public of risk created by distracted drivers at busy intersections, a Kansas City crash lawyer and driver's safety advocate has released a list identifying "Kansas City's 10 Most Dangerous Intersections."

Douglas R. Horn, founder of Horn Law Firm, complied the list after reviewing the locations of more than 7,500 vehicle crashes on Kansas City roadways in 2012. 

The crash reports were gathered from public records provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The No.1 intersection was located at Interstate 70 and Interstate 435 with 60 crashes reported resulting in 15 injuries.

"Most of us approach intersections with the assumption that the other drivers are going to obey the traffic signs and signals," Horn said in a written statement. "Unfortunately, because of the influx of distracted drivers on our roadways, relying on such assumptions too often results in crashes involving injuries and fatalities."

Kansas City's 10 Most Dangerous Intersections of 2012:

INTERSECTION 

CRASHES    

 INJURIES

1.   I-70 / I-435

60

15

2.   64th Street/ I-29

35

12

3.   23rd Street / I-435

34

19

4.   I-70 / Blue Ridge Cutoff

31

8

5.   Broadway / Fifth Street    

30

1

6.   Bannister / U.S. 71

29

5

7.   Front Street / I-435

29

5

8.   I-435 / 87th Street

28

15

9.   U.S. 71 / Red Bridge Road

27

13

10. Vivion Road / Oak Trafficway

27

8

In his report, Horn states that because of the proliferation of cell phones and smartphones in the hands of both teens and adults, surveys show that up to 25 percent of drivers have become distracted and therefore dangerous as drivers.

"The best advice we can give to drivers at intersections is to drive alert, buckled and cautious," Horn said.

Additional dangerous Kansas City intersections of 2012:

INTERSECTION 

CRASHES

 INJURIES

FATALITIES

11.  I-29 / Barry Road

24

5

 

12.  59th Street / U.S. 71

24

11

 

13.  103rd Street / I-435

24

10

 

14.  Flintlock Road / MO 152

23

8

1

15.  Holmes Road / I-435

23

6

 

16   Gregory Boulevard / I-435

22

10

 

17.  I-635 / I-29

22

9

2

18.  Gregory Boulevard / U.S. 71

22

5

 

19.  Wornall Road / I-435

21

8

 

20.  Broadway / I-35

21

7

 

21   Paseo Boulevard / I-70

20

6

 

22.  State Line Road / 103rd Street

20

6

 

23.  Parvin Road / I-35

20

5

 

24. 155th Street / US 71

20

4

 

25.  Prospect Avenue / 63rd Street

19

16

 

26.  Ward Parkway / Wornall Road

19

6

 

27.  Sterling Avenue / I-70

18

10

 

28.  Oak Trafficway / MO 152 

18

5

 

29.  I-70 / I-35 

18

2

 

30.  Westport Road / Broadway

18

1

 

31.  Front Street / I-35

17

7

1

32   U.S. 169 / 68th Street

17

6

 

33.  MO 9 / U.S. 169

17

6

 

34.  Blue Ridge Boulevard / I-470

17

4

 

35.  State Line Road / I-435

17

2

 

36.  31st Street / Broadway

16

11

 

37.  Truman Road / I-435

16

9

 

38.  75th Street / US 71

16

8

 

39.  63rd Street / I-435    

15

6

 

40.  Prospect Avenue / I-70

15

5

 

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