The Most Dangerous Intersections in Santa Ana
July 29, 2020
From 2010 – 2019, no city in Orange County saw more severe injuries and deaths in intersection-related motor vehicle crashes than Santa Ana.
The 60,000 plus collisions left 7,161 people injured (168 of which were severe injuries) and 41 dead.
Which intersections pose the highest risk to motorists?
As part of our larger study, we identified the top 25 in Santa Ana based on crash volume and injury severity.
|Rank||OC Rank||Road 1||Road 2||Crashes||Fatalities||Total Injuries||CRI|
|1||32||Edinger Av||Orange Av||30||0||42||82.5|
|2||33||1St St||Elk Ln||33||0||52||81.75|
|3||42||1St St||Main St||31||0||46||77.25|
|4||54||1St St||Jackson St||30||0||40||72|
|5||55||Euclid St||Hazard Av||30||0||44||72|
|6||61||Santa Clara Av||Tustin Av||24||0||37||71.25|
|7||62||Macarthur Bl||Plaza Dr||26||0||45||71.25|
|8||65||1St St||Standard Av||28||1||33||69.75|
|9||68||Hazard Av||Newhope St||29||1||35||69|
|10||69||Civic Center Dr||Main St||32||0||46||69|
|11||78||17Th St||English St||32||0||39||66.75|
|12||110||Grand Av||Santa Ana Bl||29||0||33||60|
|13||119||Bristol St||Mcfadden Av||29||0||31||58.5|
|14||123||1St St||Harbor Bl||31||0||32||57.75|
|15||125||Main St||Santa Clara Av||26||0||37||57.75|
|16||127||17Th St||Fairview St||12||1||26||57|
|17||131||Harbor Bl||Warner Av||29||0||35||57|
|18||137||Flower St||Mcfadden Av||29||0||36||56.25|
|19||139||17Th St||Spurgeon St||15||1||23||55.5|
|20||141||Buffalo Av||Main St||24||0||36||55.5|
|21||156||1St St||Sullivan St||18||2||24||54|
|22||164||Broadway||Santa Ana Bl||22||1||31||53.25|
|23||166||1St St||Euclid St||19||1||26||53.25|
|24||168||Alton Av||Bristol St||23||0||32||53.25|
|25||173||1St St||Bristol St||20||1||20||52.5|
*CRI is a composite score that weighs crash volume and injury severity.
As with Anaheim (the only city with more overall intersection-related crashes), no intersection stood out as significantly more dangerous than the rest. Rather, the risk and resultant crashes were spread out over more crossings. Therefore, despite only have three intersections in the County top 25, Santa Ana has plenty of intersections that warrant attention from drivers.
- Edinger and Orange is the most dangerous intersection in Santa Ana
- Four of the ten most dangerous crossings – and eight of the top 25 – were found along 1st street.
- 1st and Sullivan is the only intersection in the top 25 to record more than one fatality.
Data, Methodology and Fair Use
For more information about our methodology and data sources, please see our main study.
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