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Orange County – The Most Dangerous Highways in California

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While Orange County, California might be known for incredible surf, tanned residents and beachside living, it is also becoming known for some of the most dangerous highways in California. Just last year alone, Orange County California, was home to more than 25,000 people were killed or were seriously injured because they were involved in a car accident.

If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Orange County and need a personal injury attorney in San Joaquin Hills or any other Orange County jurisdictions, speaking to an experienced attorney like those at Avrek Law Firm is in your best interest.

Most people associate high speed driving on interstates and highways with fatal and serious car accidents, but the majority of these accidents actually happened on local streets. Here is a look at some of the most dangerous sections of road found throughout Orange County:

Laguna Canyon Road

For many years now, Laguna Canyon Road has been considered one of the most dangerous in Orange County. This stretch of road has been known for its many fatal late-night accidents. Practice caution when driving on this road, and drive well below the speed limit to avoid fast oncoming drunk drivers and, ultimately, a Laguna Canyon accident.

Santiago Canyon Road

Santiago Canyon Road has been known as one of the most dangerous highways in California for a long time. At the point where it intersects with Jamboree Road and changes to Chapman Avenue, the “Road of Death,” as it is widely known, has actually been registered as one of the most dangerous highways in the entire state. Always drive with caution and care to avoid involvement in a Santiago Canyon accident.

The Ortega Highway

Aerial view of Laguna Beach, near some of the most dangerous highways in California, such as SR 74

Laguna Canyon is known for its late-night accidents involving alcohol and illegal substances, and Santiago Canyon Road is known for its dangerous intersection, but the Ortega Highway has become known as an especially dangerous stretch of road for motorcycle accidents. This stretch of road, State Route 74, is filled with open stretches, sharp turns, watering holes and gorgeous scenery. Unfortunately, the wonderful scenery and attractive drive can and has turned fatal for many of its motorcycle riding visitors.

According to statistics, although these are the three most deadly stretches of road in Orange County, it is obvious that with more than 25,000 fatalities due to car accidents just last year alone there are more stretches of road to look out for. These include:

  • Bristol Street at Campus Drive, Newport Beach
  • MacArthur Boulevard at San Joaquin Hills Road
  • San Miguel Drive at Avocado Avenue
  • Chapman Avenue at Gilbert, Garden Grove
  • Harbor Boulevard at Adams Avenue
  • Jeffrey Road at Irvine Center Drive, Irvine
  • Newport Center Drive at Civic Center Drive
  • El Toro Road at Montcliff Drive, Lake Forest

The reality is that any stretch of road can be dangerous. In terms of accidents, even quiet cul-de-sacs or side roads can be just as deadly as a highway or interstate when a there is a distracted driver involved. When a driver becomes distracted, be it by a phone call, a text message, food or the radio, the road that they are on becomes exceedingly dangerous, no matter how quiet or empty it may be.

When a driver is too tired, but insists on driving instead of pulling over to rest, the road that they are on becomes dangerous. When a driver has been drinking, even one drink makes the road that that driver is driving on dangerous. It doesn’t matter if the driver is in a hurry, tired, distracted or under the influence, as soon as that driver has something else taking focus away from what ought to be their top priority while behind the wheel – driving down that road safely –that road becomes a dangerous place to be.

Know Your Rights and Beware of the Most Dangerous Highways in California

When drivers become distracted, bad things can happen. All too often, those bad things happen to innocent people. If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence in a bike, car or motorcycle accident, and are in need of a personal injury attorney in Trabuco Canyon, Laguna Beach, or anywhere in Orange County or state of California, Avrek Law is here to help. The track record of the firm’s experienced team of attorneys, with more than $1,000,000,000 recovered for accident victims, speaks for itself – contact us today for a free consultation on your personal injury claim.

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