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5 Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians in San Francisco

According to data from the San Francisco Police Department's Park Station, there are certain streets and intersections around the city that are known to be extra dangerous for pedestrians. Without the right amount of resources to crackdown on these streets, drivers continue to commit red light violations and put pedestrians and cyclists in danger.

The top five most dangerous intersections in the Park District:

  1. Fell Street & Masonic Avenue
  2. Fulton Street & Masonic Avenue
  3. Geary Boulevard & Divisadero Street
  4. Fulton Street & Divisadero Street
  5. Geary Boulevard & Scott Street

What Causes Serious Pedestrian Accidents?

While pedestrians should always be on their guard when navigating through the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, the areas mentioned above should be given extra caution and attention. You could be at risk for serious injuries if a driver violates your rights as a pedestrian or the rules of the road.

The leading causes for these accidents include:

  • Speeding or aggressive driving
  • Running stop signs
  • Drivers violating a pedestrian's right-of-way
  • Running red lights
  • Illegal turns

These issues are all very common throughout the surrounding areas. Drivers are most commonly known to run red lights in the streets mentioned above in the Park District during pedestrian and bicyclist crossing phases, putting both riders and walkers in danger. Violations of left-turn signals are also known to be very common in this area, resulting in many bicycle accidents.

What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident in the Bay Area

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident near any of the streets mentioned above or at another notorious dangerous intersection, it is crucial that you take the proper steps to ensure you can bring legal action forward to recover fair compensation and justice.

Make sure you do the following after your accident:

  • Get medical care and attention right away if necessary
  • Document the scene of the accident and write everything down
  • Get information from the negligent driver and any potential witnesses
  • Make sure a police report is filed for your pedestrian accident
  • Keep track of all medical records, bills, and other expenses

In some cases, you may be able to bring a claim against more than just the driver involved. For example, if there was a lack of proper signage or a light malfunction or defect, the city, state, or other public entity may be held accountable for their part in your accident. This can be difficult to determine and prove, but with compelling evidence, you can ensure justice is secured in your case.

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