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According to the latest data from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and local law enforcement agencies, several cities in California stand out for their higher-than-average rates of car accidents. These statistics shed light on the areas where drivers need to exercise extra caution and defensive driving skills.

Los Angeles

  • Annual Car Accidents: Approximately 55,000
  • Primary Causes: Heavy Traffic, Reckless Driving
  • Riskiest Areas: Downtown, Hollywood, Interstate 405

San Francisco

  • Annual Car Accidents: Around 7,000
  • Main Causes: Congested Roads, Pedestrian Interactions
  • Riskiest Areas: Market Street, Lombard Street, Golden Gate Bridge Approach

San Diego

  • Annual Car Accidents: Over 10,000
  • Key Causes: Freeway Congestion, Lane Changes
  • Riskiest Areas: Interstate 5, Interstate 8, Downtown Core


  • Annual Car Accidents: Approximately 8,500
  • Major Causes: Rush Hour Traffic, Intersection Collisions
  • Riskiest Areas: Capitol Mall, Highway 50, Interstate 80


  • Annual Car Accidents: Around 6,000
  • Leading Causes: Tourist Traffic, Theme Park Areas
  • Riskiest Areas: Disneyland Resort, Interstate 5 Interchanges

These figures underscore the need for heightened awareness and defensive driving strategies, especially in densely populated or tourist-heavy regions. Staying informed about accident-prone areas can help drivers make safer choices while navigating California’s roadways.

Why Fielding Law for Car Accident Cases?

Fielding Law leverages this comprehensive data and our expertise in handling car accident cases to provide clients with top-notch legal representation. Our team is committed to advocating for your rights and securing the compensation you deserve after a car accident.

When it comes to your safety on California roads, knowledge is power. Stay informed, drive responsibly, and trust Fielding Law to guide you through any legal challenges that arise.

For expert legal assistance after a car accident, call Fielding Law at 833.88.SHARK.

Note: Information provided is for educational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal concerns.