A glance at most dangerous places for pedestrians in Los Angeles

A glance at most dangerous places for pedestrians in Los Angeles

All busy streets are dangerous, particularly for non-car transportation like biking and walking. But some Los Angeles places are definitely more dangerous for pedestrians than others.

Collision data compiled by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and other law enforcement agencies from 2002 to 2013 allowed analysts to compile a list of the most perilous and treacherous places in Los Angeles for pedestrians.

Downtown Los Angeles' revitalization led to a rise in foot traffic across the Historic Core and South Park. Intersections have become collision magnets. A total of 659 pedestrians were hit while crossing 48 intersections in Downtown between 2002 and 2013. Eleven of those pedestrians died.

Fifth Street from Broadway to Main Street witnessed 24 crashes, and one of those people died. Spring and Fifth streets and the Main and Fifth witnessed 23 and 25 collisions, respectively, during the same period.

A cluster of 29 of Koreatown' intersections accounted for a whopping 407 car-person accidents, 11 of which were fatal. The most risky crossing here is perhaps Vermont and Third Street, where 24 collisions took place.

Eighth Street and Alvarado again appeared among the very dangerous places for pedestrians, accounting for 25 car-person collisions between 2002 and 2013. A total of 59 crashes occurred between Sixth Street and Olympic during the same period.

In Hollywood, most dangerous intersections run along Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards. The Highland and Vine saw 38 and 30 collisions, respectively. Sunset and La Brea witnessed 26 car-person collisions.

The intersection of Western and Slauson Avenues emerged as the single most dangerous place for pedestrians in the city. It accounted for 41 car-pedestrian collisions, of which tow were fatal.

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