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In 2013, Texas traffic accidents lead the nation in car deaths.  3,377 Texans died in car wrecks.  The Texas death rate of 1.40 deaths per hundred million miles traveled exceeds the national average of 1.28.

The following statistics are from the Texas Department of Transportation:

All Crashes:

  • 1 person was injured every 2 minutes & 16 seconds
  • 1 reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds
  • Number of people injured in a car accident: 232,041
  • Number of crashes leading to serious injury: 65,539
  • Number of people seriously injured in Texas car crashes: 89,270
  • Number of traffic deaths: 3,377

Fatal Crashes:

  • 1 person was killed every 2 hours & 36 minutes
  • Number of motorcyclist fatalities: 495
  • Number of pedestrian fatalities: 485
  • There were NO dealthless days on Texas roadways in 2013

Leading Contributing Factors to Fatal Crashes in Texas:

  • Speeding drivers: 182
  • Distracted driving: 460
  • Head-on crashes: 523
  • Single vehicle run-off the road: 1,333
  • Under the influence of alcohol: 1,089

Alcohol-related Crashes:

  • Number of alcohol-related crashes: 18,113
  • Number of fatal alcohol-related crashes:  1,089
  • Number of alcohol-related serious injuries: 5,535
  • Number of alcohol-related deaths: 537

Dallas Crash statistics:

  • Number of crashes: 26,846
  • Number of serious injuries: 3,917
  • Number of other injury crashes: 6,331
  • Number of fatal crashes: 131
  • Number of fatalities: 146

If you’ve been injured in a Texas traffic accident,  or need legal assistance, contact a personal injury attorney at The Law Office of Jay J. Murray, P.C.

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