Hermosa Beach Car Accident Statistics

Hermosa Beach has only about 19,000 residents, one of the smallest populations among cities in Los Angeles County. But the city only covers about one and a half square miles, giving it one of the highest population densities in the area. As a result, the city has heavy traffic along a few corridors, and heavy traffic leads to crashes.

Hermosa Beach car accident statistics identify how and where these collisions happen. This information can help your personal injury attorney explain your crash to insurance adjusters or jurors to get fair compensation for your injuries.

If you’ve been injured in a crash, contact our Hermosa Beach car accident lawyers at The Simon Law Group or call (424) 722-3209 for a free consultation.

How The Simon Law Group Can Help After a Car Accident in Hermosa Beach, CA

How The Simon Law Group Can Help After a Car Accident in Hermosa Beach, CA

The Simon Law Group has been helping injured people in Hermosa Beach, California, since 2009. Our family-run law firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for accident victims and injured people like you.

If you suffer an injury, our Hermosa Beach car accident lawyers can help you with the following:

Car accidents can cause injuries that require expensive medical treatment, placing enormous strain on your finances. Contact The Simon Law Group for a free consultation to learn how you can pursue financial compensation for the costs of your injuries.

Are Hermosa Beach’s Roads Safe?

You can look at two statistics that suggest Hermosa Beach’s roads are fairly safe compared to the roads in other areas of California. First, according to the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) Summary, Hermosa Beach only had two fatal accidents in the past ten years. It has a three-year streak without any traffic deaths.

Second, Hermosa Beach has less than 0.2% of Los Angeles County’s population of over 9.7 million. But the city only has slightly more than 0.1% of the county’s crashes. This means your odds of getting into a crash in Hermosa Beach are only half as high as elsewhere in LA County.

How, When, and Where Do Crashes Happen in Hermosa Beach, CA?

According to SWITRS, Hermosa Beach had 41 total crashes in 2022 that caused at least one injury. 

This number included:

Interestingly, Hermosa Beach had zero truck accidents that resulted in injury that year. Instead, all reported crashes involved passenger vehicles not subject to commercial motor vehicle laws.

Crash Outcomes in Hermosa Beach

Crashes in Hermosa Beach in 2022 included:

These crashes resulted in 54 total injuries. Crash victims included:

Bear in mind that SWITRS does not report property damage-only crashes. Thus, 100% of the crashes reported on the SWITRS summary involved injury or death. Additional crashes happened in Hermosa Beach that do not appear in the statistical reports because they didn’t cause injuries.

When Crashes Happened

In 2022, the most dangerous day of the week for driving in Hermosa Beach was Sunday. This is very different from other cities in California, where Sunday is typically the safest day of the week. But you can infer from SWITRS why more crashes happened on Sunday.

According to SWITRS, crashes surged twice on Sunday. The first surge happened in the early hours before 3 a.m. The second surge happened in the late evening after 9 p.m. From this, you can assume many, if not all, of these crashes involved fatigue or driving under the influence.

Causes of Crashes in Hermosa Beach

According to SWITRS, the leading causes of crashes in Hermosa Beach included:

These causes match with what residents see. According to a survey conducted by Hermosa Beach, the greatest concerns identified by survey respondents included running stop signs, speeding, and unsafe pedestrian crossings.

Locations of Crash Hotspots in Hermosa Beach

Crashes tend to happen where traffic congestion amplifies dangerous driving behaviors. For example, confusing intersections cause drivers to go out of turn. Similarly, fast speed limits combined with heavy traffic lead to rear-end collisions. Some locations where multiple crashes happened include Pier Ave., the intersection of Hermosa Ave. and 6th St., and the intersection of Sepulveda Blvd. and 18th St.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Hermosa Beach Car Accident Attorneys

Car accidents can happen anywhere in Los Angeles County, including Hermosa Beach, CA. Contact The Simon Law Group to discuss your crash and how we can help you pursue fair compensation for your injuries.