Texas Car Accident Statistics


Texas traffic accidents lead the nation in car deaths. In 2015, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 3,531 Texans died in motor vehicle crashes. The Texas death rate of 1.43 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles travelled is a 2.05% decrease from 2014.

The following statistics come from the Texas Department of Transportation:

All Crashes:

  • 1 person was injured every 2 minutes & 8 seconds
  • 1 reportable crash occurred every 61 seconds
  • Number of people injured in a car accident: 246,335
  • Number of serious injury crashes: 13,616
  • Number of people seriously injured in Texas car crashes: 17,011
  • Number of traffic deaths: 3,531

Fatal Crashes: 

  • 1 person was killed every 2 hours & 29 minutes
  • Number of motorcyclist fatalities: 459
  • Number of pedestrian fatalities: 550
  • There were NO deathless days on Texas roadways in 2015
  • October 2015 was the deadliest month with 356 persons killed

Leading Contributing Factors to Fatal Crashes in Texas: 

  • Speeding drivers: 165
  • Distracted driving: 476
  • Head-on crashes: 581
  • Single vehicle run-off the road: 1,255
  • Under the influence of alcohol: 960

Dallas Crash statistics:

  • Number of crashes: 31,094
  • Number of incapacitating injuries: 891
  • Number of fatal crashes: 154
  • Number of fatalities: 173

These are Texas traffic accident statistics. Unfortunately, there were NO deathless days on Texas roadways in 2015. The reality involves real people and effects real families.

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