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Study finds southern California leads in fatal car accidents

While car accidents can occur anywhere in California, a study found that they occur more frequently in the southern part of the state. In fact, the study discovered that the Devonshire and Reseda intersection in Northridge was the most deadly and dangerous intersection in the state.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, there were more than 36,000 deadly car accidents that occurred across the nation in 2016. It was estimated that about 10 percent of those accidents occurred in the state of California. A review of the numbers found that a majority of California's accidents occurred in the southern part of the state, which includes Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Orange County, Riverside County and San Diego County.

LA County is particularly deadly when it comes to fatal accidents. In addition to being the most populous county in the U.S., LA motorists often drive too fast. When it comes to the Devonshire and Reseda intersection in Northridge, the area is particularly congested. On top of the local businesses, there are 35,000 students that attend California State University at Northridge.

Car accidents that involve speeding or distracted drivers can potentially result in serious, life-threatening injuries. If a person suffered serious injuries or lost a family member in a crash, he or she may be eligible to seek compensation based on the circumstances surrounding the incident. A personal injury attorney may assist with reporting the accident to the appropriate insurance companies. Legal counsel work on behalf of the injured person to submit the proper paperwork and evidence that shows that the other driver was responsible.

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