Texas Car Accident Statistics

  • As a driver in Texas, it helps to know Texas car accident statistics so that you can be aware of the likelihood of being involved in a crash, when accidents may occur, and how to protect yourself afterward.

     

    Texas Car Accident Statistics

    Here is what you need to know about car accident statistics in Texas:

    • In 2016, there were 1.44 deaths per one hundred million vehicle miles traveled. That may not sound like a lot, but it is an increase of 3.59 percent in traffic fatalities from 2015.
    • 17,582 people suffered a serious injury on Texas roadways in 2016.
    • A total of 3,773 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2016.
    • 51.47 percent of the traffic fatalities occurred in rural areas.
    • Every two hours and twenty minutes, someone died on the road in Texas.
    • Every one minute and fifty-nine seconds, one person was injured on a Texas roadway.
    • Every fifty-seven seconds, there is a reportable crash in Texas.
    • In 2016, there were 265,076 people injured in traffic accidents in Texas.
    • Alcohol played a role in 26 percent of the traffic fatalities in 2016.

    The leading types of crashes involving traffic fatalities were run-off-the-road crashes, head-on collisions, and intersection accidents. Many of these accidents are caused by people driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol or by distracted driving.

    The deadliest month of 2016 was October.

     

    Pedestrians and Cyclists Also Involved

    In 2016, there were 678 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in Texas. Another sixty-five cyclists were killed in traffic accidents. It is important for pedestrians to be aware of these risks and to take precautions accordingly. Things like wearing a reflective vest, walking on sidewalks, and crossing the street at a crosswalk can all prevent pedestrian fatalities.

     

    Personal Injury Lawyer in Texas

    After being in an accident, it is important to protect your legal rights and financial future. The best way to do so, regardless of the accident type or cause, is to work with a personal injury attorney.

    An attorney can file a lawsuit against the party responsible for the crash and seek compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, transportation costs, and other expenses related to the accident. An attorney can also seek damages for pain and suffering to compensate the emotional toll taken.

    To speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact the Colley Firm, PC. You can do so using our website or by calling 1-877-411-2001.