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Route 10/West Street intersection in Easthampton takes top spot on local list of 10 most dangerous intersections

1. Northampton Street (Route 10)/West Street, Easthampton, 9 accidents; 3 resulted in injuries

2. Russell Street (Route 9)/West Street, Hadley, 12 accidents; 2 resulted in injuries

3. Granby Road (Route 202)/Lyman Road, South Hadley, 6 accidents; 3 resulted in injuries

4. University Drive/Northampton Road (Route 116), Amherst, 5 accidents; 3 resulted in injuries

5. Bridge Street (Route 9)/Damon Road, Northampton, 8 accidents; 2 resulted in injuries

5. Russell Street (Route 9)/North Maple Street, Hadley, 8 accidents; 2 resulted in injuries

6. Elm Street (Route 10)/College Street, Northampton, 3 accidents; 3 resulted in injuries

6. Westhampton Road (Route 66)/Loudville Road, Northampton, 3 accidents; 3 resulted in injuries

6. King Street (Routes 5 and 10)/Finn Street, Northampton, 7 accidents; 2 resulted in injuries

7. North Main Street (Route 9)/Bridge Road, Florence, 5 accidents; 1 resulted in injuries

8. Two: Purple Heart Drive (Route 202)/North Main Street (8 accidents; 1 resulted in injuries) South Hadley, and Mount Tom Road (Route 5)/Interstate 91 ramps (5 accidents; 2 resulted in injuries), Northampton

9. Commonwealth Avenue/Massachusetts Avenue, Amherst, 4 accidents; 2 resulted in injuries

10. Six: Triangle Street/East Pleasant Street (6 accidents; 1 resulted in injuries) and Clark Hill Road/East Pleasant Street (2 accidents; 2 resulted in injuries), both in Amherst; Main Street/Canal Street (1 accident; 1 resulted in a fatality) and Alvord Street/Brainerd Street (1 accident; 1 resulted in a fatality), both in South Hadley; Russell Street (Route 9)/South Maple Street (5 accidents; 1 resulted in injuries), Hadley; and Park Street/Center Street (6 accidents; 1 resulted in injuries), Easthampton

SOURCE: Gazette analysis of Massachusetts Department of Transportation 2010 crash data

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Easthampton resident Ginnie Pinard was keeping track of the car accidents happening just 25 feet from her front door at the intersection of Route 10 and West Street, but there were just too many this year. She lost count. “I got to 20 or something and then I gave up,” she said from her living room, which overlooks the most …

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