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Livingston was named after international celebrity and famed African explorer Dr. Livingstone [sic]. In 1873, the final letter "e" of Dr. Livingstone's name was inadvertently left off a petition for a new post office, and the town officially became Livingston.

Livingston was laid out in 80 blocks, 40 blocks on each side of the newly placed railroad track.

Growth in Livingston began in 1908, when irrigation water became available. In 2021, Livingston's population is 15,854.

88.45% of people in Livingston speak languages other than English. 67.17% of Livingston speaks Spanish.

Livington is an agricultural economy.  90% of the sweet potatoes grown west of the Rockies are grown in Livingston's sandy soil.

Other Livingston area crops include: barley, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, melons, onions, peaches, raspberries and strawberries. Most peach orchards have been replaced by almonds. Alfalfa, corn and soybeans and also grown to support Livingston's dairies.
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When it comes to driving in Livingston, even if you're careful, you can end up getting hurt.

The below numbers were complied by the UC Berkeley Transportation Injury Mapping System ("TIMS").

THE BIG NUMBERS - LIVINGSTON CRASHES

Livingston Crashes: 2015 to 2020:

  • Total Crashes • 163
  • Total Victims • 2 Killed; 217 Injured
  • State Highway • 23 (14.1%)

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  • Pedestrian Crashes • 12 (7.4%)
  • Bike Crashes • 5 (3.1%)
  • Motorcycle Crashes • 8 (4.9%)

THREE HOT SPOTS TOTAL 10% OF LIVINGSTON CRASHES

Did you get hit at one of these intersections?
  • Campbell and Hammatt
  • Campbell and Main
  • Main and B
  • Main and C

If so, you're not alone. 

From 2015 to 2020 there have been this many crashes these intersections:
  • Where Campbell Avenue and Campbell Boulevard meet, at Hammatt Avenue: 14 crashes
  • Campbell Boulevard and North Main Street: 8 crashes
  • North Main Street and B Street, near the Rite Aid: 6 crashes
  • North Main Street and C Street, near the Livingston Police Department: 4 crashes
These four hot spots had a total of 32 crashes- that's 20% of Livingston's total 163 crashes!

REAR-ENDERS ARE THE NUMBER ONE LIVINGSTON CRASH TYPE
 
Almost 1 Out Of 4 Livingston Crashes Is A Rear-Ender
 

The second most common Livingston crash type is a broadside ("t-bone") crash.

Broadsides happen when the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle.
 

Here's the breakdown per TIMS of all Livingston crashes from 2015-2020:

Type of Livingston Crash 
Number 
Percent
of Total 
Rear End 41 25.15%
Broadside 38 23.31%
Sideswipe 24 14.72%
Hit Object 21 12.88%
Head-On 13 7.98%
Vehicle/Ped. 12 7.36%
Other 12 7.36%
Overturned 2 1.23%

MOST LIVINGSTON CRASHES HAPPEN BECAUSE SOMEONE FAILED TO YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY

The second reason people crash in Livingston is because they either rode their bike or drove a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol or using drugs. The third most common crash reason is driving too fast.

Livingston Traffic Law Broken Right Before A Crash 
Number
 
Percent
of Total 
Automobile Right of Way 43 26.38%
DUI or Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug 27 16.56%
Unsafe Speed 26 15.95%
Improper Turning 24 14.72%
Traffic Signals and Signs 11 6.75%
Following Too Closely 7 4.29%
Wrong Side of Road 6 3.68%
Pedestrian Violation 5 3.07%
Pedestrian Right of Way 4 2.45%
Unsafe Starting or Backing 4 2.45%
Unknown 1 0.61%
Improper Passing 1 0.61%
Unsafe Lane Change 1 0.61%
Hazardous Parking 1 0.61%
Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian) 1 0.61%
Other Improper Driving 1 0.61%
 
 

If you were injured in Livingston, it's a good idea to hire an experienced and knowledgeable 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 Livingston and its nearby areas.

Livingston personal injury clients, please call me at (408) 214-5555 or here:

If you got hurt in Livingston, 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 an injury, 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 Livingston, here are the Merced County emergency rooms where you can get checked out 24 hours a day.

Most Livingston auto accident and personal injury accident cases get resolved without going to court. Other cases have to be fought through the court.

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

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

Currently, Livingston auto accident and injury cases are heard in a courthouse located in Merced. Accident and injury cases are called civil cases, unless they happen at work. If they happen at work, they're called workers compensation.

WHERE TO GET LIVINGSTON ACCIDENT POLICE REPORTS

Here is the contact information for the Livingston Police Department in case you need to reach them regarding the accident:

Livingston Police Department
1446 C Street
Livingston, CA, CA 95334
Non-emergency: (209) 394-7916

But, if your Livingston accident happened on State Route 99, then the CHP Merced might have your report. Here's their contact information. The CHP Merced, located in Livingston, patrols Livingston freeways:

1500 Bell Drive
Atwater, CA 95301-9651
 
 

If you got hurt in Livingston, I can help. Here are some of the Livingston crash types that I can handle:

If you are going to fight your Livingston injury case in court, your civil case will be heard at this courthouse:

Old Main Courthouse
Superior Court
627 W. 21st St.
Merced, CA 95340-3744
Phone: (209) 725-4111

Website: Merced County Superior Court

Click the link for the latest Merced Superior Court Covid-19 updates.

The Merced Civil Court hears auto accident and personal injury cases that happened in:

  • Atwater
  • Castle
  • Delhi
  • Dos Palos
  • Fox Hills
  • Franklin/Beachwood
  • Gustine
  • Hilmar
  • Le Grand
  • Livingston
  • Los Baños
  • Merced
  • Planada
  • San Luis
  • Santa Nella
  • University Community
  • Villages of Laguna
  • Winton

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

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

Need the hours and parking at the Merced Civil Court?

Here's what you need to know about the Merced Civil court hours and parking.

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If you got hurt in Livingston or the surrounding areas in Merced County and need a good attorney now, tol 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 Livingston personal injury attorney, founder, owner and attorney of Gardner Law, a personal auto accident and injury law office. 

I represent people with auto accidents, personal injury and wrongful death cases in Merced county

Livingston accident data provided by: Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), Safe Transportation Research and Education CenterUniversity of California, Berkeley. 2021 

CONTACT GARDNER LAW TODAY

I am committed to providing personalized legal representation in serious personal Injury, wrongful death, death benefits, criminal defense, and post-conviction relief cases. Please call (408) 214-5555 today or fill out our contact form.

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