SF Has 3 Of 10 Deadliest Elementary School Crossing Zones In California

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Every day, more than three million students make their way to and from California elementary schools. With traffic-related accidents the leading cause of death for children in the U.S., a disturbing new study shows 23 of the 25 most dangerous zones for kids who walk, bike or get driven to school, are in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The study was done by Panish Shea & Boyle LLP. The Southern California law firm created an interactive map that pinpoints the deadliest zones near California elementary schools. Three of the top ten worst schools are in San Francisco.

Tenderloin Community on Turk Street in the heart of the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood ranked second on the list of dangerous school zones in the state. There have been 271 car accidents, 72 pedestrian accidents and 54 bike accidents near the K-thru-5 elementary school.

Charmichael (Bessie)/FEC is number five, with 182 car accidents, 61 pedestrian accidents and 67 bike accidents. More than 600 students make their way to and from the Pre K-thru-8 campus located on Harrison Street in the South of Market District.

Marshall Elementary School in the Mission District made the number 8 spot, with 171 car accidents, 36 pedestrian accidents and 76 bicycle accidents. Marshall is a full K-thru-5 Spanish Two-Way Immersion school that offers Native English speakers and native Spanish speakers a chance to become bilingual.

The school with the worst ranking in the state was Jardin De La Infancia, located in busy downtown Los Angeles.

READ: MOST DANGEROUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ZONES IN CALIFORNIA

Despite having three schools in the top ten, San Francisco Unified School District fared better than many other large districts across the state. In fact, Oakland Unified topped the list, as the district with the most accidents per elementary school, followed by Los Angeles and Glendale Unified. San Francisco schools ranked fourth on that list.

The study used data from the California Highway Patrol, counting the numbers of non-freeway accidents within a half-mile radius around each school.

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  1. How is this a surprise given the garbage that drives in SF? Especially ever since we have had an influx of Indian and Chinese c ock suckers being able to get driving licenses and being able to afford luxury cars for which they are barely tall enough to sit in the driver’s seat.

  2. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A KIND HEARTED AND LIVELY SPIRITED INDIVIDUAL ON LIFE….. OUT TO SAVE THE WORLD. I have always watched over and taken care of Children / Elderly in NEED. By TEACHING THEM SAFETY AND GREAT MANNERS – IN HIGH SCHOOL / PRIVATE SCHOOLS / UNIVERSITIES / PRIVATE BUSINESSES IN THE MANAGEMENT ROLE NEEDS. I RECEIVED MY 1ST CROSSING GUARD POSITION IN ROSS / MILL VALLEY / HAWAII / BELVEDERE. I KNEW THAT THE POSITION WOULD BE A GREAT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ME. AT, THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, I MAJORED IN LEGAL JUSTICE, HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, S.I.D.S. (SAVING KIDS). I TAUGHT THE AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS – AS ONE OF THE TOP MANAGER’S WITH DEALING WITH THE NURSING CERTIFICATE AND CHILD CARE. I MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR THE CHILDREN TO PLAY ATTENTION TO MY FIRM ORDERS. PLEASE STAY ON THE SIDEWALK – UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO STEP DOWN!!! WALK ACROSS THE FREEWAY. I WILL GUIDE YOU TO THE OTHER SIDE IN A SAFE MANNER – PLEASE LOOK BOTH WAYS – FOCUS ON WHAT, YOU ARE DOING!!!! IT IS A GREAT RESPONSIBLE POSITION FOR LIFE… STAY SERIOUS – NEVER RUN ACROSS THE FREEWAY. IF, THE PARENT, WAS THERE, I FOCUSED ON THE PARENT’S MOVEMENTS, ALSO. THE NAME OF THE GAME IS TO STAY ALIVE — WHILE CROSSING A FREEWAY OR ANY STREET. DO NOT RIDE YOUR BIKE — WALK IT…. I AM A PROFESSIONAL MODEL. VERY POSITIVE AND LOVE TO GREET MANY TOURIST IN 9 DIFFERENT GREETINGS. I LOVE WEARING MY SMILE AND BEING ACKNOWLEDGED BY OTHER’S IN A NICE MANNER. THEN, LIFE GOES ON IN A FRIENDLY MANNER. HERE’S TO THE HOLIDAYS – FOR ALL. PEACE LOVE GIVING A GREAT UNDERSTANDING. MELE KALIKIMAKA – SHARING GIVING TO MANKIND. MR. & MRS. PAMELA & STEVE THE MOST LOVING COUPLE ON EARTH. THANKS WE LIVE A PLAN THANKFUL LIFE.

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