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Car Accident Statistics in Texas

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As one of the largest states in the nation, Texas has some of the longest stretches of roads running through it. In 2019, the annual vehicle miles traveled in Texas reached 286.268 billion, an increase of 1.5% over the 282.037 billion traveled in 2018.

Each year, the Texas Department of Transporation releases crash data from the year prior. We gathered the newest data from the agency, and here's how car crash data broke down in 2019:

  • 1 person was killed every 2 hours 26 minutes

  • 1 person was injured every 2 minutes 3 seconds

  • 1 reportable crash occurred every 56 seconds

  • There were a total of 3,610 car crash-related fatalities

  • Single vehicle, run-off the road crashes resulted in 1,161 deaths, making up 32.16% of all motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2019

  • There were 731 people killed in crashes occurring in intersections or related to an intersection

  • There were 600 people killed in head-on crashes

  • Wednesday, June 5th and Saturday, December 7 were the deadliest days in 2019, with 21 people killed in traffic crashes

  • December was the deadliest month with 333 people killed

  • There were no deathless days on Texas roads in 2019

How to Reduce the Risk of an Accident

We all have a part to plan to ensure that we stay safe and so does everyone else on the road, whether it be other vehicle occupants, motorcycle riders, or bicyclists. While we can't always control the actions of other drivers, following these tips can reduce your risk of a crash:

  • Always drive sober

  • Eliminate distractions, including putting your cell phone away and on silent

  • Always wear a seatbelt and ensure other passengers are as well

  • Ensure that all children are correctly fastened in car seats

  • Obey all traffic laws

  • Use your blinkers and mirrors

  • Be alert of your surroundings at all times

Injured in an Accident?

If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, please do not hesitate to reach out to The Edwards Law Firm for legal guidance and effective representation. We understand that the last thing you want to do is worry about a lengthy insurance battle. Please know that you don't have to go through this process alone, and we don't want you to.

Since 1962, our Corpus car accident attorneys have been advocating on behalf of injury victims so they obtain the compensation they need to heal the right way. Our clients come first and you can be confident knowing that your case is in our hands and we will always put you first.

We are ready to hear your story and fight for your recovery. Contact The Edwards Law Firm at 361-698-7600 or fill out an online form to get started with a free consultation.

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