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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Daunting Statistics for Texas Motor Vehicle Crashes

The Texas Department of Transportation reports the following statistics for motor vehicle crashes in Texas for 2013:

  • 1 person was killed every 2 hours and 36 minutes;
  • 1 person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds;
  • 1 reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.

In fact, Texas reported 3,377 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2013, 232,041 were injured, and 89,270 sustained serious injuries.  More interesting Texas motor vehicle crash statistics for 2013 include:

  • 767 people were killed in crashes at intersections;
  • 523 people were killed in head on crashes;
  • 1,333 people were killed in run-off the road crashes;
  • March 23 was the deadliest day in 2013 with 27 people killed in traffic crashes;
  • June was the deadliest month with 336  people killed;
  • 460 people were killed in crashes involving distracted driving;
  • 1,089 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes where a driver was under the influence of alcohol;
  • Not surprising, more DUI and alcohol related crashes were reported in the hour between 2:00 am and 2:59 am than any other hour during the day; and
  • More DUI and alcohol related crashes occurred on Saturday than any other day of the week.


If you have suffered serious injury as a result of a motor vehicle crash or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, call Sheadyn R. Rogers of Rogers Law Firm today at (361) 356-6057 for a free consultation concerning your case.  Mr. Rogers has significant experience representing clients involved in motor vehicle crashes and is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.


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