The Five Most Dangerous California State Highways: Which Have You Driven On?
California has more car accidents per capita than most states. This is due in part to the unique roads and older highways that are quite dangerous. Today we will discuss the five most dangerous state highways in California. If you have been involved in a car accident on or off these highways, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.
- US 101 The section of US 101 that runs through California is about 800 miles long and runs from L.A. to Grants Pass. It has been in operation since the 1920s and has well-known segments, including the Hollywood Freeway, Central Freeway, and Santa Ana Freeway. In 2016, the most recent year for which we have final figures, there were 40 fatal car accidents and more than 7,800 injuries on this highway.
- State Route 99 Just over 420 miles, California State Route 99 goes through the Central Valley between Bakersfield and Red Bluff. It was once the major north-south highway, until I-5 was born. It is known as the Golden State Highway. In 2016 there were nearly 30 fatal car accidents and upwards of 3,300 injuries in vehicle accidents on this highway.
- State Route 1 Six hundred fifty-six miles long, California State Route 1 is along the Pacific Coast and goes from Dana Point in Orange County and Mendocino County. Sections of this highway are known as the Pacific Coast Highway, Coast Highway, and Shoreline Highway. In 2016, 17 people died in vehicle accidents on this highway, and another 2,600 were injured.
- State Route 41 For 186 miles from Yosemite National Park to Morro Bay, State Route 41 is predominantly rural, though it does pass through Fresno and very close to the Naval Air Station in Lemoore. It is a vital link to get agricultural goods through the San Joaquin Valley. There were 13 fatalities and more than 600 injuries on the California portion of this highway in 2016.
- State Route 210 For 40 miles from Interstate 10 in Redlands and State Route 57 in Glendora, State Route 210 makes up the easter half of the Foothill Freeway, which then becomes Interstate 210 and moves toward Los Angeles. In 2016, 13 people lost their lives on this stretch of highway and more than 800 people were injured.
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If you have been injured in a car accident on a California state highway, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas for a free legal consultation. We can help you determine what your best options are and whether or not you have a case. Call us now at 909-982-0707 to get started.