Did you know that if you walk to work or to run errands, you might be more likely to get hit in certain San Diego intersections? When there’s a lot of traffic, poor signage, or a history of accidents in a particular area, your chance of an injury could be much higher. San Diego intersections may put pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcycle riders at an increased risk of an accident depending on multiple factors, and a recent study tried to identify problems with certain streets. Avoiding these intersections could help you decrease your risk of a severe accident.
A recent study analyzed the risks for pedestrians in intersections throughout San Diego. In 2016, more than 100 pedestrian fatalities were recorded in San Diego County. Between 2010 and 2016, nearly 8,000 individuals were hurt in pedestrian crashes and another 430 were killed. The most recent research identifies that the most deadly intersection in San Diego for pedestrians is in Hill Crest at the intersection of University Avenue and First Avenue.
Many pedestrian accidents are caused by drivers who were not paying attention or who were engaged in dangerous behavior at the time of the accident. All it takes is looking down or away for a couple of seconds, or being cognitively distracted by any number of things inside the car to ultimately lead to a deadly or severe accident and resulting injuries.
A driver who was found to be at fault for an accident that occurs at a San Diego intersection may be held responsible in court for full compensation due to the victims as a result of extensive medical costs frequently tied to such accidents. If you or someone you know has been involved in such an accident, you need to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.