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Downtown Sunnyvale - Sunnyvale On A Saturday. Credit: Vadim Manuylov [1]

Sunnyvale is an ideal Silicon Valley location because it's close to two of the largest cities in Northern California, San Francisco and San Jose.

As far as transportation goes, 101 runs through the north quadrant of Sunnyvale, Highway 280 borders the bottom, and 85 connects and intersects with both 101 and 280. SR-237, “The Southbay Freeway”, which runs from Mountain View (El Camino Real) to Milpitas (I-680). 237 intersects 101 and 85.

Sunnyvale is also bicycle friendly and located on the Caltrain line.

A comfortable car ride away, Sunnyvale residents can spend a beachside day in beautiful Half Moon Bay, Monterey, or Santa Cruz.

Sunnyvale's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report includes Sunnyvale's top four employers - and Google tops the list:

Rank 
Employer
 
Employees 
1 Google 10,695
2 Apple 4,500
3 Lockheed Martin     3,973
4 Amazon.com 3,748

Sunnyvale is one of the few cities in the country that has a unified "Department of Public Safety".

This means every public safety employee in Sunnyvale is trained as a firefighter, police officer and EMT.

This is great because they are qualified to respond to any emergency, in any capacity: firefighter, police officer or EMT.

Sunnyvale's park system includes 772 acres of parks and open space located in neighborhoods throughout the City.

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Did you get hit in Sunnyvale, on or near State Route 237?

If so, you're not alone!

From 2015 to 2020, UC Berkeley's TIMS shows that one of the most dangerous areas for Sunnyvale accidents is at or near SR-237:

  • 237 and Mathilda: 153 crashes
  • 237 and South Mathilda: 34 crashes
  • 237 and Borregas - 56 crashes
  • 237 between Forgewood and Anvilwood - 11 crashes
  • 237 and Lawrence - 18 crashes

82 is also a Sunnyvale accident hot-spot. Here are some accident-prone intersections:

  • 82 and South Fairoaks Avenue
  • 82 and East Fremont Avenue
  • 82 and South Bernardo Avenue

When it comes to getting hurt in a Sunnyvale traffic crash, UC Berkeley's Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS for short) has the numbers.

I sifted through their data and put it on this page.

1 out of 3 Sunnyvale crashes happen on the highway. Speed plays a big role - 39.97% of all crashes involved someone who was speeding!

HERE ARE THE BIG NUMBERS ON SUNNYVALE CRASHES

  • Total Crashes • 2,610
  • Deaths • 36
  • Injured • 3,323

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  • Highway Crashes • 880 • 33.7%
  • Pedestrians •195 • 7.5%
  • Bicycles • 275 • 10.5%
  • Motorcycles • 179 • 6.9

THE TOP TYPE OF SUNNYVALE CRASH IS REAR-ENDERS 

When it comes to traffic accidents in Sunnyvale, most accidents are rear-enders (38.97%).

The next most common Sunnyvale accident type is broadsides, also known as t-bone crashes. 

Broadsides are when one driver's front crashes into the side of another driver's vehicle.

Type of Sunnyvale Crash
 
Number
 
Percentage
of Total 
Rear End 1,017 38.97%
Broadside 629 24.10%
Sideswipe 226 8.66%
Hit Object 225 8.62%
Vehicle/Ped. 222 8.51%
Other 146 5.59%
Head-On 104 3.98%
Overturned 36 1.38%
Not Stated 5 0.19%
 

Like so many Bay Area counties, unsafe speed made it to the top of the list.

The next most common cause of Sunnyvale crashes is improper turns (for example, making an illegal U-turn):

Top Traffic Law That Gets Broken Right Before A Sunnyvale Crash
 
Count
 
%
 
Unsafe Speed 962 36.97%
Improper Turning 383 14.72%
Automobile Right of Way 383 14.72%
Traffic Signals and Signs 224 8.61%
DUI or Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug 140 5.38%
Unsafe Lane Change 118 4.53%
Pedestrian Right of Way 111 4.27%
Following Too Closely 59 2.27%
Unknown 50 1.92%
Pedestrian Violation 44 1.69%
Wrong Side of Road 42 1.61%
Other Hazardous Violation 27 1.04%
Unsafe Starting or Backing 18 0.69%
Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian) 16 0.61%
Improper Passing 12 0.46%
Other Improper Driving 7 0.27%
Impeding Traffic 2 0.08%
Hazardous Parking 1 0.04%
Lights 1 0.04%
Brakes 1 0.04%
Other Equipment 1 0.04%
I HANDLE EVERY TYPE OF SUNNYVALE CRASH
 

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

If you were injured anywhere in Sunnyvale, it's a good idea to hire an experienced and knowledgeable Sunnyvale auto accident personal injury attorney.

I am Renée Yvonne Gardner and I fight accident and injury cases.

I have been the voice of Sunnyvale injured clients for 15 years. I have dedicated my career to fighting for people who get injured in Sunnyvale and its nearby areas.

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

HERE'S WHERE TO GET YOUR SUNNYVALE POLICE REPORT

Here is the contact information for the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety (Sunnyvale Police Department), in case you need to reach them regarding the accident:

Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
700 All America Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94086-7642
Non-emergency: (408) 730-7100

If you got hurt in Sunnyvale, 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.

Once you're 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 got injured in Sunnyvale, here are the Santa Clara County emergency rooms where you can get checked out 24 hours a day. Please scroll down to find Gilroy.

GOING TO COURT IS NOT ALWAYS REQUIRED

Did you know that many Sunnyvale injury accident cases get resolved without going to court?

Other cases have to be fought through the court.

Sunnyvale injury accident cases get filed and handled in the Civil Division of the Santa Clara County Courts.

In 1998, all Santa Clara County Trial Courts were unified to form the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

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

Currently, Sunnyvale auto accident and injury cases are heard in courts located in San Jose. Accident and injury cases are called civil cases, unless they happen at work. If they happen at work, they're called workers compensation.

SUNNYVALE INJURY CASES GET FOUGHT IN SAN JOSE COURTS

If you are going to fight your Sunnyvale injury case in court, your civil case will be heard at one of these courthouses:

Downtown Superior Court
(DTS)
191 North First Street
San José, CA 95113-1006

Phone:(408) 882-2100

Old Courthouse
161 North First Street
San José, CA 95113-1001

Phone: (408) 882-2100

San Jose civil courts DTS and the Old Courthouse hear auto accident and personal injury cases that happened in:

  • Campbell
  • Cupertino
  • Gilroy
  • Los Gatos
  • Los Altos
  • Los Altos Hills
  • Milpitas
  • Monte Sereno
  • Morgan Hill
  • Mountain View
  • Palo Alto
  • San Jose
  • Santa Clara
  • Saratoga
  • Sunnyvale

If you were injured in a Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas:

Need the hours and parking at the San Jose Civil Court?

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

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

I represent people with personal injury and wrongful death cases in Santa Clara County

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

[1] 2010 Photo By Vadim Manuylov, CC BY-SA 3.0 

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