Unfortunately, any intersection in San Diego can become catastrophic or deadly in the event of an accident. However, the city of San Diego has recently identified the fifteen most dangerous intersections for pedestrians. Circulate San Diego, a non-profit dedicated to safer streets, neighborhoods and intersections within the city, says these are the intersections with the most deaths and injuries since 2001. Fourteen of the fifteen most dangerous intersections in San Diego are located south of Interstate-8. The majority of these areas are locations in which foot traffic is heavy, which increases the chances of pedestrian versus vehicle accidents.
The non-profit organization has asked city council to make safety improvements to all of the intersections on the list, including ensuring that the crossing signals make an audible sound, putting broad stripes across the crosswalks, increasing driver visibility and upgrading the pedestrian signals to a countdown in order to indicate how much time people have to get to the other side of the road. These improvements would cost around $200,000, but the non-profit organization believes it should be a priority for the city’s coming fiscal year. Some of the most dangerous intersections in San Diego included:
- University Avenue and Marlborough
- University Avenue and Park Boulevard Unit
- El Cajon Boulevard and 36th street
- University Avenue and 52nd street
- University Avenue and Menlo Avenue
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident in these areas, it is important to identify an experienced personal injury attorney who can assist you with your claim. A pedestrian accident can turn your life upside down if you don’t realize the full range of your rights in a situation like this. Get help from a doctor as soon as possible to be sure that you are not suffering from easily-masked medical conditions like a concussion in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident on these dangerous intersections in San Diego.