El Segundo sits just to the south of LAX. The city is pretty evenly split by Sepulveda Blvd to create a dense residential area to the west and a dense business district to the east. Along the west edge of the city runs Vista Del Mar, a stunning drive that sits high above Dockweiler Beach to the west and the Hyperion Water Treatment Plan to the east.
El Segundo enjoys lots of taxi and ridesharing traffic as it hosts many travelers in the many hotels catering to the adjacent airport. The 105 Freeway also completes its journey from the heart of Los Angeles to end in El Segundo.
Traffic Accidents in El Segundo
In El Segundo from 2007 to 2016 there were 774 vehicle collisions reported. This includes all auto accidents. This could mean a single car accident, car against car accident, car and a pedestrian, car and a bicycle, and car and a motorcycle.
The top 10 most dangerous intersections in El Segundo are:
- AVIATION BLVD & EL SEGUNDO BLVD
- EL SEGUNDO BLVD & SEPULVEDA BLVD & SR 1
- MARIPOSA AVE & NASH ST
- IMPERIAL HWY & NASH ST
- DOUGLAS ST & EL SEGUNDO BLVD
- GRAND AVE & NASH ST
- MAPLE AVE & NASH ST
- CONTINENTAL BLVD & EL SEGUNDO BLVD
- ROSECRANS AVE & SR 1
- EL SEGUNDO BLVD & ISIS AVE
Motorcycles are particularly at risk for dangerous accidents on the road. In El Segundo the most dangerous road for motorcyclists was Sepulveda Blvd.
The most dangerous auto accidents are often those that involve the striking of a pedestrian or bicycle. In El Segundo from 2007 - 2016 there were 166 of these types of accidents with 2 fatalities. The most dangerous intersection for both pedestrians and cyclists was Mariposa Ave and Sepulveda Blvd with Mariposa Ave and Main St taking a close second.
All traffic data sourced from UC Berkeley's TIMS.
Below are some examples of car accident related cases in California.
Car Accident Cases
Robert Dorroh and Barbara Dorroh v. Cedar Sol Warren
The plaintiff was driving their car when they were hit by the defendant's vehicle. The plaintiff was then ejected from the vehicle and suffered a long list of injuries that causes over a million dollars in medical bills. The jury found in favor of the plaintiff for negligence in causing the accident and subsequent future medical bills and loss of income.
Glenn Morton v. Prashanti Patel and City of Costa Mesa
The plaintiff sustained injuries that included brain damage when a car was propelled from the oncoming lane by an accident caused by the defendant. The plaintiff put blame on both the driver of the car that caused the accident and the city for constructing a stretch of road with a dangerous blind spot. The jury found in favor of the plaintiff.
Richard Parken and Leah Parken v. Kathlyne A. Smart-Vasquez, American Economy Insurance Company and Safco Property & Casualty Insurance Co.
The plaintiff was driving his car on the 5 Freeway when he was rear-ended by the defendant. The defendant claimed that the accident was actually caused by a third phantom car, while the plaintiff argued it was the defendant’s reckless driving that caused the accident. The plaintiff lost the ability to enjoy previous activities he did with his family. The jury found in favor of the plaintiff.