Sometimes motorcycle accidents can be unavoidable, but understanding where crashes tend to occur can help you stay alert and safe while riding or behind the wheel. Most motorcycle accidents take place in urban areas on non-interstate roads and at intersections.
As might be expected, many motorcycle accidents at intersections are side-impact or T-bone collisions. Why these crashes often occur at intersections is because of other drivers who:
These accidents often take place when a driver or motorcyclist:
Every community has its most dangerous intersections, typically because of a lack of safety infrastructure, such as proper traffic lights or stop signs. Some of the most dangerous intersections in San Diego include:
The surrounding Hillcrest neighborhood is famous for its traffic congestion, and this intersection also lacks adequate lighting and properly maintained crosswalks.
This intersection in Escondido is in close proximity to several schools and often has heavy traffic.
Linda Vista Road is one of the busiest streets in San Diego, as it serves as a major local corridor from Kearny Mesa to Mission Valley. The road suffers from heavy wear-and-tear, as approximately 28,000 vehicles cross this intersection daily.
Being located near state Route 54 and Interstate 5 in Chula Vista adds to this intersection’s lack of safety, especially during rush hour. It has wide roads, and the posted speed limit is relatively high.
This intersection is only one block north of an off-ramp for Highway 94, contributing to its congestion.
The most dangerous counties in California for motorcyclists in terms of injuries and fatalities are all located in Southern California. According to 2018 data, they are as follows:
Here are a few safety tips on how motorcyclists can reduce the risk of an accident at an intersection:
If another person’s negligence caused a motorcycle accident that resulted in you or a loved one being harmed, you might be entitled to compensation. Call (619) 238-1811 and speak to a San Diego Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in a free consultation today.