Live by the sword, die by the sword.
Despite noble attempts to ween us off the single-driver automobile, Los Angeles is still very much a city of streets. They are the city's lifeblood.
And they are deadly.
A new analysis by tech company DataScience this week revealed the city of L.A.'s deadliest intersections when it comes to traffic collisions:
#1: Imperial Highway & Vista Del Mar, Los Angeles, CA 90293
#2: Van Nuys Blvd. & Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91402
#3: S. Western Avenue & W. Florence Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047
#4: Roscoe Blvd & Lennox Avenue, Panorama City, CA 91402
#5: La Cienega & West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035
#6: S. Western Ave. & W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles CA 90062
#7: Victory Blvd. & Reseda Blvd., Reseda CA 91335
#8: Roscoe Blvd. & Langdon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 91343
#9: Crenshaw Blvd. & W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
#10: Van Nuys Blvd. & Oxnard St., Van Nuys, CA 91401
DataScience says of all the collisions that happen in the city, including ones involving pedestrians and bike riders, motorists are at fault 41 percent of the time, pedestrians are faulted in 31 percent of cases, and bicyclists are found to be the culprits in fewer than 1 percent of accidents.
Speaking of pedestrians, here are the most-dangerous intersections if you're on two feet, the firm says:
#1: Hollywood & Highland Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
#2: S. Central Ave. & E. Vernon Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90011
#3: S. Vermont Ave. & W. Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007
#4: Hollywood Blvd. & N. McCadden Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90028
#5: S. San Pedro St. & 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90021
The analysis concludes that one in four pedestrian injuries is the result of a hit-and-run collision.
“Pedestrian fatality rates are much higher than motorist rates,” DataScience states. “In fact, pedestrians are nearly five times as likely to receive life-threatening injuries in a collision than non-pedestrians.”
Analysts crunched Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System data spanning November 2014 to October 2015, DataScience said.
“This project is
part of supporting* the City of Los Angeles' Vision Zero initiative,” the firm stated, “which uses a data-driven approach and road-safety policy to promote smart behaviors and roadway design that anticipates mistakes so that collisions do not result in severe injury or death.”
*DataScience made an error and requested this change.