Unfortunately, Los Angeles has taken the lead as the most dangerous city for bicyclists in the United States. The Golden State has also been mentioned as the “hit and run capital of the country.” Still, that does not affect the popularity of bicyclists occupying the streets each year. Through new bike-sharing programs, such as Metro Bike, access to a bicycle has never been easier.
However, with new bicyclists roaming the streets of Los Angeles nearly every day, it has become more risky for them to get into an accident. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, our expert Los Angeles bicycle accident attorneys will help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve for any damages caused by a collision.
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Los Angeles has over 28,000 miles of street lanes and only 0.6 percent of that is bike-friendly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2016 through 2018, more bicyclists were involved in fatal accidents across California than during any three-year period within the last 25 years. A total of 455 cyclists were killed in these collisions. Out of all the counties, Los Angeles (106), Sacramento (47), and Orange County (32) have had the most bicycle crashes. Nationwide, it has been reported that about 2,516 cyclists died in traffic accidents. This is claimed to be the highest three-year death rate since the mid-2000s. The alarming combination of uneven pavement, cracked sidewalks, missing traffic lights, and thousands of overzealous drivers have created a fatal environment for bicyclists.
City safety programs, such as Vision Zero, have taken special safety measures to improve over 80 streets and intersections that have proven to be extremely unsafe. However, even with the city’s aggressive safety attempts, a total of 240 people were killed in traffic accidents last year. Below is the breakdown:
Fueled by horrific statistics, Vision Zero was created in 2015 and is committed to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2025. The first action the organization took was to repair a cluster of streets that were deemed as the High Injury Network (HIN). High Injury Network is identified as an area where a high level of traffic injuries and deaths occur. Vision Zero had redesign plans placed for:
It is widely known that California is one of the most dangerous states in terms of car accidents and traffic-related injuries. Below are the statistics regarding specific intersections.
Pacific Coast Hwy & Temescal Canyon Rd.
Gaffey St. & Westmont Dr.
Roscoe Blvd. & Winnetka Ave.
Vernon Ave. & Central Ave.
Vista Del Mar & Imperial Hwy.
Hollywood Blvd. & Western Ave.
Tampa Ave. & Roscoe Blvd.
Burbank Blvd. & Woodley Ave.
Manchester Ave. & Vermont Ave.
La Brea Ave. & Adams Blvd.
Victory Blvd. & Coldwater Canyon Ave.
Florence Ave. & Hoover St.
Olympic Blvd. & Orme Ave.
Pacific Coast Hwy. & Figueroa PI.
Sherman Way & Hayvenhurst Ave.
Sunset Blvd. & Fairfax Ave.
Victory Blvd. & Wilbur Ave.
Victory Blvd. & Reseda Blvd.
Lincoln Blvd. & Washington Blvd.
From Street to Street
ATHENS WAY – VERMONT AVE.
ADAMS BLVD. – COLISEUM ST.
LOMITA BLVD. – PACIFIC COAST FWY
FRANKLIN PL. – SANTA MONICA BLVD.
COMMONWEALTH AVE. – VENICE BLVD.
SHERMAN WAY – SATICOY ST.
14TH ST. – O’FARRELL ST.
MCKINLEY PL. – VERMONT AVE.
LEXINGTON AVE. – RUSSELL AVE.
NORMANDIE PL. – WESTMORELAND BLVD.
GAGE ST. – 79TH ST.
3RD ST. – WASHINGTON BLVD.
FULLER AVE. – LYMAN PL.
GUTHRIE AVE. – WHITWORTH DR.
L. RON HUBBARD WAY – SELMA AVE.
FULTON AVE. – WHITSETT AVE.
BEVERLY BLVD. – MELROSE AVE.
2ND AVE. – WESTERN AVE.
CENTINELA AVE. – SLAUSON AVE.
7TH ST. – BEVERLY BLVD.
BLUFF TRAIL ROAD – MANCHESTER AVE.
BROCKTON AVE. – SEPULVEDA BLVD.
GARDEN GROVE AVE. – WHITE OAK AVE.
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If you have sustained injuries as a result of a bicycle accident, you have the right to hold the guilty party accountable. Our skilled Los Angeles bicycle accident attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers can help you recover compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering from your injury.
Contact us today by calling (213) 927-3700 or filling out our quick contact form to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring and compassionate legal team.