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Monterey-Salinas -  "Of Mice and Men" and the Monterey Bay Aquarium 

The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast. It stands at an elevation of 26 feet (8 m) above sea level, on a land area of 8.466 sq mi (21.927 km²). The 2010 census recorded a population of 27,810. Salinas was orginally inhabited by Esselen  and Rumsen Native American tribes. As of 2013 the city had a population of 155,662. It is located at the mouth of the Salinas Valley roughly eight miles from the Pacific Ocean and has a coastal climate. The marine climate is ideal for the floral industry, grape vineyards, and vegetable growers. Salinas is known for its vibrant and large agriculture industry and as the  hometown of author John Steinbeck.    To get up-to-date road information, go to the California DOT site. And to find out current weather conditions in Monterey-Salinas, go to The major freeways of Monterey-Salinas include:

  • SR 68 in Monterey
  • Pacific Coast Highway is the major north-south highway to Salinas, linking the city to the rest of the Central Coast Region the major north-south highway in Salinas.
Here is information on the most recent accidents in Monterey and Salinas:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Monterey-Salinas, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking. 

If you know someone who has been injured in a Monterey or Salinas accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:


Community Hospital of the Monterey

US Army Health Clinic


Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital

Natividad Medical Center

Grief support information for accident victims in Monterey-Salinas 

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Monterey-Salinas grief support organizations.

Monterey-Salinas legal information for accident victims

When injury or death is the result of a motor-vehicle crash in Monterey-Salinas, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Monterey-Salinas injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Monterey-Salinas personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who understands insurance policies, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Monterey-Salinas wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Monterey-Salinas accident attorney can do to help.  
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