Solana Beach is nestled between Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Del Mar in North County San Diego. It is a beautiful little community of just over 13,000 residents. However, Solana Beach tends to get much bigger than that during the weekends. That’s because it sits right on the Pacific Ocean. Perhaps the number of travelers to Solana Beach is what affects the number of accidents that occur here. This may also affect where and when they occur. As you’ll see below, an alarming number of crashes occur in a relatively small area on one particular road. Contact a Solana Beach car accident lawyer as soon as possible if you have been harmed by a negligent driver.
61 Solana Beach car accidents occurred in 2013. These crashes led to 84 injuries and fatalities combined. Two aspects of the data relating to these crashes stand out more than any of the others: (1) 24.6 percent of all accidents occurred on Saturday, which is far more than any other day of the week, and (2) 75.4 percent of the accidents occurred on the highway. When looking at these crashes from a map view, 26 of them took place on Interstate 5 between Lomas Santa Fe Drive and Via de la Valle. That accounts for 42.6 percent of all of the Solana Beach car accidents that occurred during 2013.
The number of Solana Beach car accidents that occurred in 2014 dropped to 58. These collisions resulted in 72 combined injuries and fatalities. More than 25 percent of these crashes occurred on either Saturday or Sunday. This once again indicates that the busy beach weekends were a problem for overall road safety. 32 of these accidents occurred on the same stretch of road on Interstate 5 between Lomas Santa Fe Drive and Via de la Valle, accounting for more than 55 percent of all crashes.
Solana Beach car accidents dropped again in 2015, this time to a total of 53. These accidents led to 68 combined injuries and fatalities. Weekends were once again a problem, though, in that over 30 percent of all Solana Beach crashes occurred on either Saturday or Sunday. The problematic stretch of road on Interstate 5 between Lomas Santa Fe Drive and Via de la Valle was just that once again in 2015, as 19 of these crashes occurred within what is approximately one mile of driving distance. Those 19 collisions accounted for nearly 36 percent of all Solana Beach car accidents during that calendar year.
Based on the data above, it should be clear that motorists need to use extreme caution when driving on Interstate 5 between Via de la Valle and Lomas Santa Fe Drive on the weekends. Between 2013 and 2015, 77 of 172 Solana Beach car accidents occurred within this one-mile stretch of road. That accounts for nearly 45 percent of all crashes. If you have been harmed by a negligent or reckless driver, contact a Solana Beach car accident lawyer at Gomez Trial Attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation.
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