L.A.’s Most Dangerous Intersections
An analysis of Los Angeles County’s busiest streets performed by the Los Angeles Times this past January revealed those areas most dangerous for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.
The city of Los Angeles ranked third nationally in a survey of the most deadly places, with 123 fatalities taking place between 2004 and 2013.
More than 800 high-risk intersections exist in Los Angeles County where pedestrian and bicycle fatalities are not uncommon. Many take place in especially dense parts of the county including Downtown, Koreatown, Westlake, and Hollywood.
When it comes to specific intersections in Los Angeles County, the most dangerous include:
- 31st Street & Vermont Avenue
- 29th Street & Hoover Street
- 43rd Place & Central Ave
- 31st Street & Figueroa Street
- 43rd Place & Figueroa Street
- Hollywood Boulevard & Highland Avenue
- Alameda Street & Cesar Chavez Boulevard
- Normandie Avenue & Wilshire Boulevard
The foremost intersection where injuries and fatalities have been reported, however, is at Devonshire Street and Reseda Boulevard in Northridge.
Of all California cities, Los Angeles had the highest number of intersections considered dangerous in 2015—221, compared with the next highest city, Sacramento, which had 13.
Protecting the Rights of the Injured
Although Los Angeles can be a hazardous place for pedestrians and bicyclists, the county is home to millions. The majority of these people will likely be in some sort of accident on Los Angeles County’s many streets, requiring some degree of medical attention. Those injured in traffic-related accidents who were not to blame have legal recourse to financial compensation through personal injury suits.
Through relentless advocacy, a Los Angeles personal injury attorney can recover damages to pay the costs of any injury-related medical care and wages lost from having to miss work. Don’t wait to begin your case—the sooner you speak to a lawyer, the better your chances of securing the compensation you deserve.