Why do so many motorcycle accidents occur at intersections? According to NHTSA report total 4493 number of motorcycle fatalities and injuries occurred in Los Angeles county. And as per recent FARS report 34% motorcycle crashes occurred at intersections compared to other locations.

Above stats indicates intersections can be dangerous for motorcyclists. Even a small negligence can lead in a motorcyclist being seriously injured. Hence it’s essential for motorcyclists and other motor vehicle drivers to obey traffic rules and stay alert, looking both ways at intersections.

Injured in a motorcycle accident at an intersection? Immediately seek the legal help of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. At Farahi Law Firm, APC we understand the dangers that motorcyclists face every time they take to the roads. Contact us today to find how we can help you.

Common Causes of motorcycle accidents at intersections

  • Negligent Left Turns – A study says 42% of the motorcycle accidents occur at intersections when another motor vehicle turned left in front of the motorcyclist. The motorcyclists were usually driving straight, overtaking , or passing the vehicle when the collision occurred.
  • Traffic Lights – A four-way stop intersection poses significant threat to motorcyclists. For motorists, speeding up when a traffic light turns yellow is quiet prevalent and this can result in a serious broadside accident to a motorcyclist.
  • Road Design – A road design can play a major role in a motorcycle accidents at intersections. The most statistically hazardous junctions are those with no lights or signs to guide fast-moving drivers.
  • T-bone Intersections – T-bone intersections pose threat for two types of accidents: one where the motorist hits the motorcycle’s side, and second where a car falls into the path of a motorcycle.
  • Rear-end Collision – Motorcyclists often gets involved in rear – end collision at traffic signals or stop signs. It requires a motorist to take his or her eyes off the street for few seconds to rear-end a motorcyclist.

List of 10 dangerous intersections in Los Angeles

  1. DEVONSHIRE ST & RESEDA BL
  2. IMPERIAL HWY & VISTA DEL MAR
  3. BALBOA BL & NORDHOFF ST
  4. RESEDA BL & ROSCOE BL
  5. LINDLEY AV & ROSCOE BL
  6. ROSCOE BL & VAN NUYS BL
  7. SHERMAN WY & WOODMAN AV
  8. VAN NUYS BL & VICTORY BL
  9. SHERMAN WY & WOODMAN AV
  10. VAN NUYS BL & VICTORY BL

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