After analyzing data from the California Highway Patrol, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) identified four stretches of freeway that have the most trucking accidents per mile every year.
The most dangerous freeways for truckers in California are:
1. The 710 at the 60 in the East L.A. Interchange, which sees 7.2 crashes per year
2. The 5 between the 710 and the 10 in the East L.A. Interchange, which experiences 6.6 truck accidents per year.
3. The convergence of the 60 and the 57, where approximately 6 crashes happen annually.
4. The 710 between the 105 and the 91, where 5.8 accidents happen every year.
The Los Angeles area is one of the busiest trucking areas in the country, with the 710 handling around 43,000 truck trips every day.
The SCAG says that human error is the leading cause of truck accidents, but that congestion, limited capacity, and lots of merging traffic combine with driver error to make these four areas major accident hot spots.