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Redwood City is 27 miles or so from San Francisco and around 6 miles from Stanford University.

It's known for having 225 sunny days a year, with a slogan of: “Climate Best by Government Test.”

Redwood City is the mid-point of the San Francisco Peninsula. It's technically outside of Santa Clara County “Silicon Valley” because it's located in San Mateo County.

The "Port of Redwood City" is the the only deep water port in the South San Francisco Bay. 

Tech companies like Box, Electronic Arts, Evernote, Informatica and Oracle make their home in Redwood City, maybe Redwood City rent is less than “Silicon Valley”.

Redwood City is replete with majestic redwood trees, like the ones in this picture of Redwood Nature Trail.

Redwood Nature Trail is a 0.7 mile self-guided trail including redwoods, oaks and chaparral plants. There's also a picnic area.

Redwood Nature Trail, Redwood City. February 2020. Credit: Lubo Minar


When it comes to driving in Redwood City, UC Berkeley's Transportation Injury Mapping System gives us the data we need to know.

Even when you're careful, and try to follow all the rules, when someone else is careless, you'll end up hurt in a Redwood City auto accident.

Did your Redwood City crash happen on the Bayshore (101)?

If so, you're not alone. 398 accidents happened on 101 in Redwood City from 2015 to 2020.

Almost 1 out of every 3 (32.4%) Redwood City crashes happen on the highway. 

If you were injured anywhere in Redwood City, it's a good idea to hire an experienced and knowledgeable Redwood City auto accident personal injury attorney. I am Renée Yvonne Gardner and I fight accident and injury cases. I have been the voice of injured clients for 15 years. I have dedicated my career to fighting for people who get injured in Redwood City and its nearby areas.

Now, more from the Transportation Injury Mapping System. I pulled the Redwood City numbers for years 2015 to 2020.

The takeaway:

Most Redwood City crashes:

  • Happen on city streets
  • Are rear-enders and
  • Speeding is involved.

The details:

In Redwood City, here are the number and type of crashes from 2015 to 2020. 

  • Total Crashes • 2,148
  • Deaths • 11
  • Injured • 2,785
  • Highway Crashes • 696 • 32.4%
  • Pedestrians • 198 • 9.2%
  • Bicycles • 236 • 11.0%
  • Motorcycles • 105 • 4.9%

Most Redwood City crashes are rear-enders:

Type of Redwood City Crash
of Total 
Rear End 759 35.34%
Broadside 406 18.90%
Sideswipe 233 10.85%
Other 226 10.52%
Vehicle/Ped. 178 8.29%
Hit Object 177 8.24%
Head-On 135 6.28%
Overturned 25 1.16%
Not Stated 9 0.42%
The cause of most Redwood City accidents is driving too fast, which happens 31.80% of the time! The next two most common causes are the 15.50% who fail to yield the right of way, and 12.75% of crashes which get caused by someone making an illegal turning movement. 
Traffic Law Broken In Redwood City Crashes
of Total
Unsafe Speed 671 31.80%
Automobile Right of Way 327 15.50%
Improper Turning 269 12.75%
DUI or Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug     172 8.15%
Traffic Signals and Signs 153 7.25%
Pedestrian Right of Way 98 4.64%
Following Too Closely 78 3.70%
Unknown 72 3.41%
Unsafe Lane Change 66 3.13%
Wrong Side of Road 47 2.23%
Unsafe Starting or Backing 45 2.13%
Other Hazardous Violation 36 1.71%
Pedestrian Violation 31 1.47%
Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian) 20 0.95%
Improper Passing 11 0.52%
Other Improper Driving 10 0.47%
Hazardous Parking 2 0.09%
Lights 1 0.05%
Brakes 1 0.05%
Redwood City personal injury clients, please call me at (408) 214-5555 or here:

If you got hurt in Redwood City, keep in mind that it's important to hire a good attorney from the start. The insurance adjuster is not your friend - even your own insurance company will look for the cheapest way to get rid of your claim. After you get injured, it's important to seek medical care right away. Some injuries can only be found by a doctor. Other injuries get worse if they don't get treated on time.

If you suffered personal injuries in Redwood City, here are the San Mateo County emergency rooms where you can get checked out 24 hours a day. Please scroll down to find Redwood City.

Many injury accident cases get resolved without going to court.

Other cases have to be fought through the court.

In Redwood City, injury accident cases get filed and handled in the Civil Division of the San Mateo County Courts. In 1998, all San Mateo County Trial Courts were unified to form the San Mateo County Superior Court.

This happened because the voters approved a constitutional amendment letting San Mateo County judges merge their superior and municipal courts. Before then, superior court and municipal court were separate.

Currently, Redwood City auto accident and injury cases are heard in the court located in Redwood City.

Accident and injury cases are called civil cases, unless they happen at work. If they happen at work, they're called workers compensation.

If you got hurt in Redwood City, I can help. Here are some of the Redwood City accident types that I can handle:

If you are going to fight your Redwood City case in court, your civil case will be heard at this courthouse, the Redwood City Civil Court:

Hall of Justice & Records
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063-1662

(650) 261-5100

Website: San Mateo County Superior Court

The Hall of Justice & Records in Redwood City hears auto accident and personal injury cases that happened in:

  • Atherton
  • Belmont
  • Brisbane
  • Burlingame
  • Colma
  • Daly City
  • East Palo Alto
  • Foster City
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Hillsborough
  • Menlo Park
  • Millbrae
  • Moss Beach
  • Pacifica
  • Portola Valley
  • Redwood City
  • San Bruno
  • San Carlos
  • San Mateo
  • South San Francisco
  • Woodside

If you were injured in a Redwood City accident, please contact me for a free consultation at (408) 214-5555 or here: message me here.

Here are just some of the injuries I handle in Redwood City and the surrounding areas:

Need the hours and parking at the Redwood City Civil Court?

Here's what you need to know about the Redwood City Civil Court parking and hours.

If you got hurt in Redwood City and need a good attorney now, who will fight for you, please call me now at (408) 214-5555 or send me a message send me a message.

Let's talk about your case - the consultation is free.

My name is Renée Yvonne Gardner

I am a Redwood City personal injury attorney, founder, owner and attorney of Gardner Law, a Redwood City personal auto accident and injury law office. 

I represent people with personal injury and wrongful death cases in San Mateo county

Source for Redwood City accident data: Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), Safe Transportation Research and Education CenterUniversity of California, Berkeley. 2021

Call Renée Today

For one-on-one and personalized representation in serious personal injury auto accidents, wrongful death auto accidents, consumer protection or "cleaning" your criminal record, call (408) 214-5555 or fill out my contact form.