The city of Sacramento had the second highest total number of dangerous intersections, according to a study that listed the deadliest intersections in California, based on 2015 collision data. ABC10 news reported recently that Sacramento came in second behind Los Angeles with 13 dangerous intersections. Los Angeles, with an estimated 221 dangerous intersections, placed at the top of the list.
The data was provided by the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). There were 444 intersections ranked from 435,000 compiled collision records. In total, there were 7, 294 crashes, 7,478 injuries and 57 fatalities at the 444 intersections. The average number of accidents per dangerous intersection in 2015 was 16.43 and for injuries, that number was 16.84.
Where Sacramento Stands
Both Sacramento and Elk Grove had an intersection each that was ranked in the top 50. In the city of Elk Grove, the intersection of Calvine Road and Elk Grove Florin Road ranked 45th on the list. In Sacramento, the intersection of Los Robles Boulevard and Marysville Boulevard ranked 47th on the list. The intersection of Calvine Road and Elk Grove Florin Road had a score of 91 with 19 crashes and 24 injuries.
In all of California, the dubious distinction of being identified as the deadliest intersection went to the intersection of Devonshire Street and Reseda Boulevard in Los Angeles, which had a total score of 147 with 24 crashes and 41 injuries. Other Sacramento cities that were part of the rankings were Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights and Orangevale. Here are some of the other intersections in Sacramento that made the list:
- Los Robles Boulevard and Marysville Boulevard
- 28th Street and Fruitridge Road
- Jessie and Norwood avenues
- Fruitridge Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
- Bowling Drive and Florin Road
- Arena Boulevard and Truxel Road
- Florin Road and Power Inn Road
- Northgate Boulevard and San Juan Road
Street Intersection Accidents
Street intersections pose a number of hazards to motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Some intersections may be inherently dangerous because they are poorly designed, lack crosswalks, stop signs, stop lights and/or proper lighting. Often times, drivers who operate recklessly or negligently at these street intersections increase the potential for an injury accident. Some examples of negligent vehicle operation include speeding, failure to yield the right of way and failure to stop for a red light or stop sign.
Regardless of how these street intersection accidents occur, they tend to result in major injuries and damages. Injured victims are left dealing with medical bills and other financial hardships. In such cases, the at-fault parties can be held financially responsible for the injuries, damages and losses caused. Injured victims can seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization and pain and suffering. An experienced Sacramento car accident attorney can help victims and their families seek maximum compensation for their losses. Please call the Demas Law Group P.C., at (916) 444-0100 for a no-cost consultation and case evaluation.