Texas Car Accident Statistics

Texas traffic accidents lead the nation in car deaths.  In 2013, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 3,377 Texans died in motor vehicle crashes.  In some ways, the large number of crashes is to be expected; Texas is a very large state.  However, the Texas death rate of 1.40 deaths per hundred million miles travelled also exceeds the national average of 1.28 deaths per hundred million miles travelled. 

The following statistics come 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

These are Texas traffic accident statistics. Unfortunately, there were NO deathless days on Texas roadways in 2013. The reality involves real people and effects real families. The Ashmore Law Firm provides professional legal representation with a personal touch to accident victims in Dallas and throughout Texas.

If you've been injured or have lost a loved one in a Texas traffic accident, request our free book. If you have questions or need legal assistance, contact a personal injury attorney at The Ashmore Law Firm.


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