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Laguna Beach Car Accidents Blamed on Winding Roads and Dangerous Intersections

Laguna Beach in Orange County, Californiais a popular seaside resort with a population of almost 24,00 people. Regrettably, Laguna Beach has been plagued with high traffic congestion and an unwelcome share of car collisions.

"High-speed winding roads, bicyclists and tourists unfamiliar with its roads has led to a variety of Laguna Beach car accidents," noted John Bisnar of the Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys. "Pacific Coast Highway has also seen a number of car accidents."

Laguna Beach has 20 beaches and is served by Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) and Highway 133, a road that passes through Laguna Canyon. During rush hour, residents and drivers familiar with these roads often tailgate and exceed posted speed limits causing many Laguna Beach car crashes.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports, between 2001 and 2003, Laguna Beach experienced seven fatal car accidents. In 2006, the California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) reported that one person was killed and 128 people were injured in Laguna Beach car collisions. DUIs caused 15 Laguna Beach car crash injuries. Pedestrian accidents killed one and injured 16. Laguna Beach bicycle accidents injured seven and motorcycle accidents injured five.

Some of the most dangerous roads in Orange County can be found in Laguna Beach. Laguna Canyon Road is among the deadliest in the country. Traffic in the canyon is extremely dangerous, noted one resident with two fatalities in one month. Big Bend road is hazardous for children, as is bicycling in the city, particularly along the Pacific Coast Highway. Several jaywalkers have been killed on this highway

When it comes to intersections, one resident called the crossing at Park Avenue at Third Street "crazy" and "a nightmare." Another resident referred to this intersection as the most treacherous in Laguna Beach, owing to heavy traffic during work and school commutes. In July of 2008, a stop sign was finally approved at the intersection.

"There was one optimistic note for 2008," said John Bisnar. "Preliminary data from the California Highway Patrol indicate that car accident fatalities dropped about nine percent from 2007 to 2008."

Immediately call an experienced and reputable Orange County Car Accident Lawyer for a free consultation at 949-203-3814. Read more about car accidents in Orange County at the Orange County Car Accident Digest.

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