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Nationally, fifty percent of serious collisions, as well as twenty percent of fatal collisions, happen at intersections. Sacramento, California is not immune to such statistics. When reviewing Sacramento’s intersections there are some that are clearly more dangerous than others.
Data visualization company, 1point21 Interactive, analyzed over 435,000 motor vehicle accident records to find out which intersections in California are the most dangerous. In their effort, they examined every motor vehicle crash recorded by the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) in 2015. Based on this 2015 crash data, Sacramento ranked second in the study with 13 dangerous intersections. According to the study, the most dangerous intersections in Sacramento are Los Robles Bl & Marysville Bl (with 22 injuries and one fatality reported in 2015), 28th St & Fruitridge Rd (with 23 injuries reported in 2015), and Jessie Av & Norwood Av (with 22 injuries reported in 2015). We’ve listed below other major intersections where traffic collisions have occurred.
It’s important to know if an intersection is considered dangerous because if a serious accident occurs, besides a driver’s negligence, a “defective highway design” could be a contributing factor. In the event that road defects contributed or caused an accident, the government entity responsible for the design and/or maintenance of that road may be held responsible for the accident and any resulting injuries. In such incidents, it is important to get an experienced highway defect lawyer involved.
The O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm has handled hundreds of auto, trucking, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian intersection collisions. We have a long and proven history of defending our clients' rights, holding the accountable party responsible, and obtaining the maximum compensation on our client’s behalf.
When you need help and desire justice following a car accident in California and don't know where to turn, call Sacramento & Elk Grove-based personal injury attorney, John M. O'Brien, for the experienced legal representation that you require. Having the right lawyer working on your behalf is the best way to ensure that you recover compensation for your damages and hold the person responsible accountable for the harm you've suffered due to their wrongdoing. Contact the O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm at 800.722.4176 today for a free case evaluation.
The car accident cases we handle in Sacramento, Ca are included in these categories: