Most Dangerous intersections in Sunnyvale?

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Sunnyvale guy

San Jose, CA

#1 Mar 9, 2007
My dad gave me a police scanner over the holidays,
and last night (3/8/2007) I happened to turn
it on before going to bed, and it sounded like
the cops were in the process of cleaning up
a serious accident ... I couldn't tell where
it happened exactly.

And this morning I picked up the paper, and there
was a report of a women killed on monday, only
a few blocks from where I live, at the intersection
of Central Expressway and N. Mary.

So I'm wondering, how many automobile
accidents are there in Sunnyvale every day or week?

I've gotten so whenever I'm waiting at an intersection,
and the light changes, I don't take off immediately,
but wait a second and look both ways,
because quite often someone will come
flying through the intersection long
after the light has changed.

When I was a kid, the newspaper in the town
where I grew up used to publish a map every
once in a while showing where all the accidents
were taking place over time.

Anything like that in our area?
Traffic Statistics

San Leandro, CA

#2 Mar 9, 2007
http://sunnyvale.ca.gov/Departments/Public+Sa...

Sunnyvale Police don't like disclosing information to the public, this is about the best you are going to get.

I've seen other statistics on a home relocating site that does all the crime and accident comparisions per city but I'm not sure of the link. You could probably find it if you dig around.
Sunnyvale guy

Saratoga, CA

#3 Mar 10, 2007
Weird that Sunnyvale Police want to keep
things that happen in Sunnyvale a secret.
Do they think it would reflect badly on
Sunnyvale's image if people heard of all
the little things going on here?

I find it enteresting reading the police
blogs in the Palo Alto Daily for Mountain View,
Palo Alto and Antherton.

I wish someone published the same kind of
information for Sunnyvale.

Since: Apr 07

Sunnyvale, CA

#4 Jun 11, 2007
Southbound Wolfe @ Arques gets my vote. That tall brick wall and blind curve as you approach Arques is a doozy if you're not paying attention to the little secondary signal light. Just in the past year I've seen 4 collisions there.

Regarding DPS's April 07 list... I can see why Fair Oaks/Arques & 9/Remington had so many accidents. Both roads have wonky left turns. I can't count how many times I've been turning left from Arques onto Fair Oaks where someone turning north onto fair oaks cut the turn too wide and nearly hit me.

“Man Bites Dog”

Since: Dec 05

Sunnyvale

#5 Jun 11, 2007
Not an intersection, but I'd say the stretch on Sunnyvale-Saratoga just past ECR where you have the Trader Joes and OSH on one side, and Toys R Us on the other. I've never actually seen an accident, but anyone trying to take a left out of the Trader Joe's parking lot on a Sunday afternoon is gambling with their lives.

Since: Apr 07

Sunnyvale, CA

#6 Jun 12, 2007
Oh wow...I forgot about that little stretch of road... That one has my vote too!!!

Since: Dec 05

Sunnyvale, CA

#7 Jun 20, 2007
I vote for the N Bound 101 entrance/exit at Mathilda. That ties 101 S Bound Rengstorff in Mt View for the most poorly designed on-ramp ever. I've had so many near misses here that I started using the other on-ramp next to Lockeed.

The only worse exit I've seen is in Downtown Seattle, where Spring street exits from the LEFT hand lane off the freeway. Ugh.

Since: Apr 07

Sunnyvale, CA

#8 Jun 23, 2007
As far as freeway's go...that stretch of 101 there at the Mathilda/237 area in BOTH directions gets my vote!!!...just outside of Sunnyvale in Mt. View, Charleston to S/B 101 (I think...might be an "on-ramp" further towards Sunnyvale) is a pain. There's about 50' to accelerate onto 101 before you're forced to jump into freeway speed traffic AND you have people using that same 50' to exit the freeway!...not a happy place!!!
Healer

United States

#9 Jun 26, 2007
Intersection on west 237 and south Lawrence Expressway,I travel everyday on that direction and have seen many car accidents when mergen from 237 to south lawrence expressway
BlairRes

San Jose, CA

#11 Jul 11, 2007
Whats up with the cops chasing the fire truck tonight? I heard sirens of the cops driving around in circles and all the time it was as if they were chasing a fire truck that was laying the horn and running his siren. Did someone highjack a firetruck!?!

Since: Apr 07

Sunnyvale, CA

#12 Jul 12, 2007
What area did this happen in?
BrotherOblivion

Fremont, CA

#13 Jul 12, 2007
The intersection by Trader Joe's (on Homestead at Los Altos Crossings) where cars are turning a odd double left or left/right turn to get onto Foothill Expressway. Cars exiting 280 and turning into the TJ's parking lot, or the gas station, or worse THEY DONT KNOW WHERE TO TURN! But the locals know how to deal with it. It has caused a few scary motorcycle moments. Remember the railroad that cut-off there?
Pralay

Berkeley, CA

#14 Sep 18, 2007
Healer wrote:
Intersection on west 237 and south Lawrence Expressway,I travel everyday on that direction and have seen many car accidents when mergen from 237 to south lawrence expressway
Yes, while merging from the 237 exit ramp to Lawrence, people underestimate the elevation of road. They mistakenly think that they can just speed up and catch up with the speed of oncoming cars coming from north. In spring time the long grass and brush make things worse. Sometimes you cannot see the traffic through long grass.

Since: Apr 07

Sunnyvale, CA

#15 Sep 19, 2007
BlairRes wrote:
Whats up with the cops chasing the fire truck tonight? I heard sirens of the cops driving around in circles and all the time it was as if they were chasing a fire truck that was laying the horn and running his siren. Did someone highjack a firetruck!?!
...they weren't chasing the fire truck.... it's unsafe for a patrol car to pass a fire truck while emergency equipment are on. So if a patrol unit responding to a fire happens to take the same route as the responding fire apparatus, they have no choice but to trail behind....

Since: Aug 07

San Jose

#16 Sep 20, 2007
I drive from Mathilda into Moffett Park every day, so I vote for any and all of the intersections on Mathilda between the 101 overpass and Moffett Park Dr.

During the morning and evening rush hours, drivers generally do any and all things to beat those screwed up traffic lights around 237. It's a complete mess and totally dangerous, not to mention the site of more than a few bike/car collisions over the years.

Since: Apr 07

Sunnyvale, CA

#17 Sep 21, 2007
...memory escapes me right now... but was that area a gnarled mess before the light rail went in?
Relax

North Chicago, IL

#18 May 14, 2010
Bernardo at Remington is dangerous. Cars are going too fast and there is a curve so you can't see what's up ahead. Can't tell you how many times I hear a screech outside my house. There was a fatality 2 days ago, in the middle of the afternoon. The guy hit a fire engine.
Robert M

Watsonville, CA

#19 Aug 10, 2010
BEWARE: Fair Oaks Ave in Sunnyvale between Arques and Maude is a GAUNTLET of speeding wheels and tons of metal ... I swear, people are SO selfish and demon-possessed to be driving like they have a grenade in their rectum about to explode. This is NOT THE INDY 500 idiots. You are not getting POINTS or dollars for how reckless and idiotic you drive, there are no STYLE/GLAMOUR/COOL points for FRENZIED driving MAD like a SUICIDAL-HOMOCIDAL maniac!!!! Your BUTT is not going to explode if you DO NOT MERGE onto Central Expwy or distant HWY101 in 0.00023 seconds!!

Within the last 3-4 months, there have been THREE auto/pedestrian accidents, NOTE, this is all within the SAME stretch of FIFTY feet!!! near my last Apt on Fair Oaks nearest Arques:

1. One was a guy pulling out of his apt driveway,(Both drivers were Illegal Immigrants, no license)-I was there and spoke to both. The 2nd driver was on a SUSPENDED/PROBATION license only to be driving with another LICENSED driver!!). Now idiot driver ONE, an Illegal Mexican in a CIVIC, lowered, racing stripes, flashy rims, pulled out to make an ILLEGAL LEFT TURN over double-yellow lines and actually SPED up seemingly to "urge" the second driver to drive FASTER, the second driver said the first driver MADE EYE CONTACT and KNEW he was there so driver #2 freaked out and JAMMED the gas and instead of hitting the passenger door, driver #1 hit and nearly knocked the rear axel completely out from #2's mid-sized truck. F-ing MORON. Had to look COOL, JAMMING like a BAT OUT OF HELL in your stupid little low-rider car.

2) the second was two cars oncoming somehow, maybe another ILLEGAL LEFT turn out of a driveway too, bloody mess, bad injuries. Sorry, no details.

3) and the third was a young male mexican on SATURDAY Aug 5th 2010 in a lowrider wannabe in a dropped red civic, shiny rims, hit my ex-neighbor putting him in ICU (driver said he did not even see him on the street on a CLEAR SUNNY 1:30pm, the driver may have been unlicensed illegal since he wanted to KEEP driving 20-30 ft with a very damaged front windshield. like he did not notice hitting a 6' tall old man nor his windshield shattering. NICE JOB idiot, you may have just killed my neighbor who has punctured lungs, bleeding brain, shattered hips. He was buying icecream for his mexican neighbor's kids.

I evacuated out of that ghetto, too much traffic, too much noise, and car stereo "um-pa-pa" music and overly populated with idiots and idiot drivers.

Oh and all the secrecy?? Get used to it, your govt is going ROGUE and thus even MORE secretive.

BTW, for the record, my ancestry is 100% mexican but I was born here and served in the US military in PGW1 so I don't like it when Illegals (or ANYONE for that matter) drive like morons and try to do hit and runs and try to look all cool with flashy cars, HIGH-SPEED idiotic reckless driving, and REALLY, that is kind of outdated, kind of like people in south america dancing to disco decades later. I attribute the flashy-cars-loud-steros-Indy 500/James Bond-wannabe driving to their drastic change in Quality of Life increase. Their ego can't handle the rapid change. They work, buy nice car, and blast speakers to let everyone know they MADE IT in the usa, But they got to drive cars like demon-possessed morons to cool their Burning egos off and get even MORE ATTENTION. I know alot of people do this, but it's a DIFFERENT story when this moronic drivers should not even be here in this country. And when the REASON they do it is to STATUS-flaunt. F-ing POSERS and WANNABES!!!! Illegal Mexicans are FAMOUS for DUI and hit and runs since they often have no "papers", drivers license, insurance.
Ramon

Oakland, CA

#20 Aug 22, 2010
I don't drive good. I don't drive bad. But when I have to drive behind old chick, that make me mad.

Since: Apr 07

Sunnyvale, CA

#21 Sep 4, 2010
Robert M wrote:
BEWARE: Fair Oaks Ave in Sunnyvale between Arques and Maude is a GAUNTLET of speeding wheels and tons of metal ... I swear, people are SO selfish and demon-possessed to be driving like they have a grenade in their rectum about to explode. This is NOT THE INDY 500 idiots. You are not getting POINTS or dollars for how reckless and idiotic you drive, there are no STYLE/GLAMOUR/COOL points for FRENZIED driving MAD like a SUICIDAL-HOMOCIDAL maniac!!!! Your BUTT is not going to explode if you DO NOT MERGE onto Central Expwy ...blah, blah, blah....
You'd bring more credibility to your rant if you improved your grammar and spelling. I lost interest at the point this all became rambling nonsense...

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