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Founded in 1887 and incorporated in 1954, Seaside is a 10 square-mile gem that keeps on growing, as it manages to keep the rich values upon which it was established.

Both young families and those in their golden years are drawn to Seaside, making it a diverse and friendly beach community.

Seaside is a Central Coast Monterey County oceanside city overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay, around 115 miles south of San Francisco.

Seaside is conveniently located, which affords residents and visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy all that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer, like the Monterey Bay's world-renowned beauty and variety of sea life at the pristine Seaside Beach. Here are other things that Seaside residents and visitors love to do in Seaside:

  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Walking along Seaside Beach
  • Wine tasting
  • Whale watching

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Were you in a Seaside crash on Fremont Boulevard?

If so, you are not alone. When it comes to the most accident prone intersections in Seaside, it is Fremont Boulevard that's the hot spot, per the UC Berkeley's Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS for short). 153 of the total 482 crashes involved Fremont Boulevard - that's almost 1 out of 3!:  

  • Fremont and Playa Avenue, 31 crashes
  • Fremont and Echo Avenue, 14 crashes
  • Fremont and between Birch and Clementina Avenue, 10 crashes
  • Fremont and Broadway Avenue - the # 1 Fremont Boulevard crash intersection, with 33 crashes - that's one crash every other month!
  • Fremont and Sonoma, 17 crashes
  • Fremont and Trinity, 11 crashes
  • Fremont and Hilby Avenue, 17 crashes
  • Fremont and Kimball, 20 crashes

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The second in line when it comes to Seaside crashes is 218, but it is far behind Fremont Boulevard:

  • 218 and Sonoma: 16 crashes
  • 218 and Roberts: 10 crashes
 

The numbers:

In Seaside, here are the number and categories of 2015 to 2020 accidents:
 
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  • Total Crashes • 482
  • Deaths • 5
  • Injured • 629

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  • Highway Crashes • 75 • 15.6%
  • Pedestrians • 63 • 13.1%
  • Bicycles • 57 • 11.8%
  • Motorcycles • 30 • 6.2%
BROADSIDE CRASHES ARE THE MOST COMMON SEASIDE ACCIDENT TYPE
 

When it comes to the accident types, broadside crashes top the list as the most common type in Seaside.

A broadside is when the front of one vehicle slams into the side of another vehicle.

These are also known as "t-bone" accidents. Following close behind are rear-end crashes.

Type of Seaside Crash
 
Number of Crashes
 
Percentage
of Total
 
Broadside 138 28.63%
Rear End 134 27.80%
Vehicle/Ped. 54 11.20%
Head-On 51 10.58%
Sideswipe 47 9.75%
Hit Object 19 3.94%
Not Stated 15 3.11%
Overturned 15 3.11%
Other 9 1.87%

FRIDAY AFTERNOONS ARE THE WORST TIME FOR SEASIDE CRASHES

Watch Out On Seaside Friday Afternoons - They're Crash Prone!

Did you know that the most accident prone day of the week and hour in Seaside is Fridays between 3:00 PM and 5:59 PM?

SPEEDING TOPS THE LIST OF TRAFFIC LAW VIOLATIONS THAT CAUSE SEASIDE CRASHES

Here are more Seaside TIMS numbers for the period from January 2015 to December 2020.

When it comes to the traffic law that gets broken right before a Seaside traffic accident, driving too fast tops the list. The next top cause is one vehicle failing to yield the right of way to another vehicle:

Traffic Law Broken Right Before A Seaside Crash
 
Number of Times
 
Percentage
of Total
Unsafe Speed 101 21.58%
Automobile Right of Way 76 16.24%
Improper Turning 65 13.89%
Traffic Signals and Signs 47 10.04%
DUI or Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug     33 7.05%
Pedestrian Violation 27 5.77%
Pedestrian Right of Way 25 5.34%
Following Too Closely 20 4.27%
Unknown 19 4.06%
Wrong Side of Road 15 3.21%
Unsafe Starting or Backing 13 2.78%
Unsafe Lane Change 9 1.92%
Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian) 5 1.07%
Improper Passing 3 0.64%
Other Hazardous Violation 3 0.64%
Other Improper Driving 3 0.64%
Hazardous Parking 2 0.43%
Impeding Traffic 1 0.21%
Brakes 1

0.21%

WHERE TO GET YOUR SEASIDE ACCIDENT REPORT

Here is the Seaside Police Department contact information, in case you need to contact them about your accident:

Seaside Police Department
440 Harcourt Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955-4708
Non-emergency: (831) 899-6748

But if your crash happed on a Seaside freeway, the CHP may have your report. The CHP Monterey, located in Salinas, patrols Marina highways:

CHP Monterey
960 East Blanco Road
Salinas, CA 93901-4419
Phone: (831) 770-8000

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

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

If you got hurt in a Seaside traffic accident, 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 Seaside, here are the Monterey County emergency rooms where you can get checked out 24 hours a day. Please scroll down for Seaside.

MOST SEASIDE INJURY CASES GET SETTLED OUTSIDE OF COURT

Many Seaside injury accident cases get resolved without going to court.

Other cases have to be fought through the court.

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

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

Currently, Seaside auto accident and injury cases are heard in the court located in Monterey. 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 Seaside, I can help. Here are some of the Seaside crash types that I can handle:

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

Monterey County Superior Court
1200 Aguajito Road
Monterey, CA 93940-4887

(831) 647-5800

Website: Monterey County Superior Court

The Monterey civil court hears injury and accident cases that happened in these places:

  • Del Rey Oaks
  • Gonzales
  • Greenfield
  • King City
  • Marina
  • Monterey
  • Pacific Grove
  • Salinas
  • Sand City
  • Seaside
  • Soledad

If you were injured in Seaside, 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 Seaside and the surrounding areas:

Need the hours and parking at the Monterey Civil Court?

Here's what you need to know about the Monterey civil court hours and parking.

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If you got hurt in Seaside 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 Seaside personal injury attorney, founder, owner and attorney of Gardner Law, a Seaside personal auto accident and injury law office. 

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

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

Call Renée Today

I deliver personalized representation in serious personal Injury, wrongful death, death benefits, criminal defense, and post-conviction relief ("cleaning") cases. Please call (408) 214-5555 or fill out my contact form.

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