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What are the Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Los Angeles County?

What are the Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Los Angeles County?

Oct 26, 2022

Car accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence here in Los Angeles County. In fact, data provided by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) confirms that 1,465 people were injured in L.A. traffic accidents through December 25, 2021. That statistic is a staggering 30% increase over the same period in 2020.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Los Angeles Ranked

Furthermore, the LAPD confirmed the following statistics related to car accident fatalities through December 25, 2021:

  • 289 people were killed in traffic collisions
  • That figure represents a 21% increase through the same period in 2020
  • That figure represents a 19% increase through the same period in 2019

Additionally, Los Angeles saw an increase in virtually all traffic crash categories throughout the first half of last year (when compared to 2020).

The following Los Angeles traffic crash statistics were confirmed for the first half of 2021 (versus the same period in 2020):

  • A 20% increase in DUI crashes
  • A 73% increase in severe DUI crashes where a serious injury occurred
  • A 9% increase in fatal DUI crashes
  • A 25% increase in fatal hit-and-run crashes
  • A 20% increase in severe hit-and-run crashes
  • A 45% increase in crashes where a driver seriously injured a pedestrian
  • A 34% increase in crashes where a driver seriously injured a bicyclist
  • A 40% increase in crashes where a driver killed a bicyclist

As car accident injuries and fatalities continue to rise in Los Angeles, many concerned drivers are wondering which local intersections are the most dangerous (and likely to involve car or pedestrian accidents).

In the sections below, we will review the Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Los Angeles. Additionally, we’ll look at what are the most common dangers posed to both motorists and pedestrians when traveling through intersections and review how to file a personal injury claim for maximum financial compensation with the experienced team of attorneys at Dordulian Law Group.

What are the 2022 Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Los Angeles?

What are the 2022 Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Los Angeles?

Traveling by motor vehicle anywhere in Los Angeles can involve traffic congestion, road rage drivers, and the potential for a car accident leading to either serious injuries or even death. Let’s take a look at the most dangerous or “greatest risk” intersections according to LAPD traffic collision data.

  1. Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood
  2. San Pedro Street and Washington Boulevard in South L.A.
  3. Florence Avenue and Vermont Avenue in South L.A.
  4. Oxnard Street and Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys
  5. Sherman Way and Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys
  6. Manchester Avenue and Figueroa Street in Vermont Knolls
  7. Burbank Boulevard and Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys
  8. Van Nuys Boulevard and Roscoe Boulevard in Panorama City
  9. Victory Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon Avenue in Valley Glen
  10. Tampa Avenue and Nordhoff Street in Northridge

Why are Los Angeles Intersections so Dangerous for Drivers and Pedestrians?

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (DOT) notes that various factors can lead to intersection car accidents. Some of the more common factors include:

Additional Dangerous Los Angeles Intersections Identified in 2020 Report

In February of 2020, FOX 11 Los Angeles issued a report based on findings from Crosstown L.A. which identified additional intersections known for frequent car and pedestrian accidents.

Some of those dangerous and persistent car accident-involved intersections included (as The Top 14 Greatest Risk Los Angeles Intersections for 2020):

  1. Sherman Way & Woodman Ave. in Van Nuys
  2. Sherman Way & Coldwater Canyon Ave. in Valley Glen
  3. Imperial Highway & Figueroa St. in Vermont Vista
  4. Balboa Blvd. & Victory Blvd. in Lake Balboa
  5. Fallbrook Ave. & Victory Blvd. in West Hills
  6. Sherman Way & Whitsett Ave. in Valley Glen
  7. Devonshire St. & Reseda Blvd. in Porter Ranch
  8. Sepulveda Blvd. & Victory Blvd. in Van Nuys
  9. Imperial Highway & Main St. in Broadway- Manchester
  10. Sherman Way & Kester Ave. in Van Nuys
  11. Van Nuys & Arminta St. in Panorama City
  12. Saticoy St. & Winnetka Ave. in Winnetka
  13. Sepulveda Blvd. & Erwin St. in Van Nuys
  14. Tampa St. & Plummer St. in Northridge

As the FOX 11 report noted, the vast majority of the aforementioned dangerous intersections were located within the San Fernando Valley.

Moreover, an authority interviewed for the Crosstown L.A. study stated that many of the accidents are preventable and caused by distracted driving.

Dordulian Law Group’s Most Dangerous Highways and Roads in California

Most Dangerous Highways and Roads in California

In 2020, Dordulian Law Group published a comprehensive list of the Top 11 Most Dangerous Roads and Highways in California.

The following were among the most dangerous roadways confirmed in the Golden State:

  1. U.S. Route 199
  2. Highway 1
  3. State Route 138
  4. State Route 99
  5. 1-10 Freeway
  6. I-15 California
  7. I-5 California
  8. U.S. Route 101
  9. Interstate 8
  10. State Route 2
  11. State Route 78

Los Angeles-Area Freeways Ranked as Having Highest Congestion in the United States

Last December, we published a blog confirming that four local Los Angeles freeways had been identified as having some of the highest traffic congestion in the U.S.

Those four Los Angeles freeways included:

  • Interstate 5 Highway between Euclid Avenue and the 605 Freeway (ranked the Number One most congested roadway in the U.S. by INRIX)
  • I-10 East between Washington Boulevard and the 110 Freeway (ranked as the Number 10 most congested roadway in the U.S. by INRIX)
  • I-405 North Freeway between Santa Monica Boulevard and Valley Vista Boulevard (ranked as the Number 11 most congested roadway in the U.S. by INRIX)
  • U.S. 101 South Freeway from Santa Monica Boulevard to Alvarado Street (ranked as the Number 14 most congested roadway in the U.S. by INRIX)

Furthermore, in terms of the infamously arduous commutes endured by Los Angeles-area residents, INRIX’s study confirmed:

  • In 2019, Los Angeles drivers spent a total of 952,183 hours stuck in traffic
  • In 2020, Los Angeles drivers spent a total of 365,543 hours stuck in traffic

How to File a Car Accident Injury Claim for Financial Compensation

If you’ve been injured in a car accident or pedestrian crash that was at least partially not your fault, Dordulian Law Group’s (DLG) experienced attorneys are here to fight for justice on your behalf and secure maximum financial compensation for your claim.

We will work tirelessly to obtain all applicable damages related to your car or pedestrian accident:

  • Hospital or medical care expenses (past and future)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical therapy costs
  • Emotional trauma
  • Psychological harm
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Punitive damages

Schedule an appointment online for a free consultation today, or call us directly to speak to our top-rated, expert car accident attorneys.

At DLG, our experienced team of Los Angeles personal injury and car accident lawyers is led by former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, Sam Dordulian. With over 100 jury trial victories, more than 25 years of experience fighting for injured victims, a 98% winning record, and in excess of $100,000,000 successfully recovered in settlements and verdict on behalf of clients like you, DLG is the absolute best choice you can make when searching for a car accident or personal injury attorney in the Los Angeles, Glendale, Burbank, or greater Southern California area.

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