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Escondido intersections can be dangerous, especially the intersection at Valley Pkwy and Midway Dr, which has registered 1.3 injuries for every accident that occurs there. This is an extremely high ratio and demonstrates how dangerous the intersection is. Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys are car accident victim advocates - we fight for those who have been injured and who can't fight for themeslves against insurance companies and guilty parties. Contact us to see if you have a case today!

City of Escondido

Population: 148,738

Most Dangerous Intersection in Escondido:
Valley Pkwy & Midway Dr

Last 5 Years: 80 Accidents | 105 Injuries | 1 Deaths

Avg Annual Auto Injuries per 1,000:


Escondido Crime Index*

Nearby Cities:


San Marcos: 175.5

Vista: 247.8

Oceanside: 248.4

San Marcos: 175.5

More Unsafe Intersections**





* Crime index data taken from city-data.com. The national average is 315.5. The crime index is calculated using the population and severity of crimes vs the frequency of crimes committed.

**All intersection data is taken from the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System and is measured over the last 5 years of local and arterial street car accidents (non-highway). The data is not updated in real time.

Escondido Lawyers

Car Accidents Are on the Rise in Escondido

Escondido car accident lawyers are aware that the city is plagued with an alarming rise in car accidents. Just last year, an older teen driving a pickup truck led police on a circuitous chase through a residential neighborhood in Escondido. When the driver lost control of his truck on Rose Street near Riva Lane, it rolled over in the middle of the street. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured, but the teen was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) and felony evading arrest.

According to car accident injury and fatality statistics released by the California Office of Traffic Safety, Escondido faired poorly in 2007. The city ranked third highest among 52 cities of similar size in alcohol-related accidents per vehicle mile. It ranked number one in deaths and injuries caused by underage drunk drivers, fourth in hit-and-run related injuries, and fourth out of 52 cities for its rate of traffic-injuries. These sobering statistics presented city officials and local traffic enforcement with some immediate challenges.

"There's no doubt that Escondido had a real problem on its hands," observed John Bisnar. "DUIs and hit-and-run motor car accidents were rising at an alarming rate, and people were being killed and seriously injured. Aggressive and immediate action had to be taken."

DUIs Make Up Half of Car Accidents in Escondido

Statistics culled by the California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) further underscored Escondido's problems. The agency revealed that from 2010-2015, 54 people lost their lives and 6000 were injured in the Escondido car collisions. DUI accidents were responsible for about half of those deaths, and 650 of the injuries. Elevent motorcyclists were killed and 342 were injured in traffic collisions. There were 15 pedestrian car accident fatalities and 356 traffic injuries.

The City of Escondido Responds to Rising Rates of Car Accidents

Escondido acted quickly to stem its growing car accident problem. The city increased its traffic enforcement efforts, including driver's license/DUI checkpoints and increased seat-belt enforcement. The result: injury accidents dropped by more than 20 percent from 2005 to 2008. Escondido's DUI enforcement ranking has also gone up. In 2007, the city arrested 911 drunken-drivers or 1.06 percent of all its licensed drivers (compared to 0.8 percent of licensed drivers for the average city). As a result, the city recently ranked 47 out of 52 cities in DUI enforcement (the higher the ranking, the better the enforcement).

"Faced with high car accident statistics, Escondido took the 'bull by the horns' and acted quickly with stepped-up enforcement efforts," said John Bisnar. "Hopefully, these actions will continue to reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents in the city."

San Diego Car Accident Attorneys You Can Trust

Immediately call an experienced and reputable Escondido Car Accident Lawyer for a free consultation at 949-203-3814 or contact the San Diego attorneys at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

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  • “I was in a serious auto accident when I was in law school. I had to hire a personal injury attorney and had a really bad experience.”

    John Bisnar

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    Brian Chase

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    John Bisnar

    on his philosophy on running a law firm

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