Can you imagine what the most dangerous intersections are in the State of California? Some may surprise you but others are likely no surprise at all. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we have worked with many victims of car accidents and we know that all accidents are traumatic and upsetting. Some cause serious injuries or death while others do not cause injury at all. Keep reading to find out what the most dangerous intersections are in California and then contact us at 800-333-0000 if you require a free legal consultation.
Alvarado Street / Seventh Street
This Los Angeles intersection had 25 pedestrian accidents in a five year period between 2013 and 2018. It has all the major features an intersection can have that would negatively impact safety. It has two roadways with two lanes of traffic going in both directions. It has parking lanes. It has a dedicated bike lane. There are also many bus stops on and near the intersection, as well as a number of restaurants and businesses near the intersection. This all comes together to create a dangerous intersection.
Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue
It may be true that “Hollywood and Vine” is the famous intersection used in many movies and TV shows but the three-block radius around Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue has been the location of 21 pedestrian accidents between cars or buses within the same five-year period described above. This is due to a lot of construction in the area and many popular tourist spots. There is a high level of foot traffic here and tour buses are constantly driving up and down the streets.
Western Avenue and Slauson Avenue
In the same five-year period discussed above, there were 19 accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians at this intersection. This is another buy intersection between the 110 Harbor Freeway and LAX. Both of these avenues have two lanes of travel in both directions, and they both have turn pockets and parking lanes. There are also a number of METRO stops and a railroad stop within a block of the intersection.
Union Avenue and Sixth Street
As is true of Western Avenue and Slauson Avenue, there were 19 pedestrian and motor vehicle accidents at this intersection in the five-years studied. This is a busy area between downtown Los Angeles and mid-city. Sixth Street is a major thoroughfare, but it is narrower than other similar thoroughfares, which may be somewhat to blame for the number of pedestrian accidents.
If you have been involved in an accident on these or other California streets, we recommend you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. You can do so by reaching out to The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 and requesting a free legal consultation.