The Most Dangerous Intersections in Santa Ana

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.

The Most Dangerous Intersections in Santa Ana

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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