Each year the state of Texas is required to collect and analyze crash data gathered by Texas officers when filling out crash data reports.
The data is helpful to authorities for planning purposes and anticipating safety needs within the state of Texas. Currently, the state of Texas retains ten years of data from the crash reports.
HIGH NUMBER OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CRASHES IN TEXAS
One of the areas analyzed by the state of Texas is the number of crashes that involved commercial vehicles and injuries by County. In 2021, there were 630 fatal commercial motor vehicle crashes in the state of Texas. In those accidents, 701 people died, 1700 people were seriously injured, and another 9,7– people were listed with non-incapacitating injuries or with possible injury.
HARRIS COUNTY LEADS TEXAS IN FATAL CRASHES
Overwhelmingly, Harris County had the highest number of fatal crashes, fatalities, and serious injuries from commercial vehicle wrecks. Last year alone, 44 people died in Harris County from commercial vehicle crashes.
Dallas County was second in fatal crashes and injuries followed by Travis County. Obviously, the denser the population, the more likely it is for a tractor-trailer crash.
Some Startling Facts In Texas
1 person was killed every 1 hour 57 minutes
1 person was injured every 2 minutes 12 seconds
1 reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds
TRAFFIC CONGESTION IS A FACTOR
One of the areas of concern throughout the state of Texas is traffic congestion which leads to more accidents. The major metropolitan areas such as Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio are much more likely to have traffic problems that lead to unnecessary crashes.
Houston Commercial Vehicle Crash Attorney
Commercial vehicle accidents require speedy action on the part of the victims. Many trucking companies and their insurers seek to put the commercial vehicle back in service as quickly as possible often, voiding the black box data that may be available to help make the personal injury case.
Most injury truck accidents are caused by driver error or a violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations or a combination of both. For a no-obligation consultation with the go-to truck wreck law firm in Houston call (281) 893-0760 to discuss your accident with an 18-wheeler.