Texas 2018 Motor Vehicle Accident Report

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It is no secret that automobile accidents can be very dangerous, causing potentially life-changing or threatening injuries to those who are involved. The most recent report from the Texas Department of Transportation regarding vehicle accidents in the state shows that there were a total of 421,882 accidents. Within the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) area, the cities of Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth are the most dangerous places to drive. The following are the most recent statistics of accidents in these areas:

Dallas Vehicle Accidents

  • Total of 31,950 accidents
  • 194 fatal crashes with a total of 202 fatalities
  • 867 suspected serious crashes with a total of 1,038 suspected serious injuries
  • 3,359 non-incapacitating crashes with a total of 4,575 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 7,149 possible injury crashes with a total of 12,103 possible injuries
  • 18,375 non-injury crashes and 58,147 non-injuries
  • 2,006 unknown severity crashes
  • 9,423 unknown injuries

Fort Worth Vehicle Accidents

  • Total of 15,399 accidents
  • 95 fatal crashes with a total of 100 fatalities 
  • 350 suspected serious crashes with a total of 423 suspected serious injuries
  • 1,320 non-incapacitating injury crashes with a total of 1,754 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 3,606 possible injury crashes with a total of 5,486 possible injuries
  • 9,231 non-injury crashes with a total of 30,341 non-injuries
  • 797 unknown severity crashes
  • 3,286 unknown injuries

Arlington Vehicle Accidents

  • Total of 6,923 accidents
  • 26 fatal crashes with a total of 26 fatalities 
  • 148 suspected serious crashes with a total of 166 suspected serious injuries
  • 1,052 non-incapacitating injury crashes with a total of 1,377 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 1,774 possible injury crashes with a total of 2,711 possible injuries
  • 3,470 non-injury crashes with a total of 11,717 non-injuries
  • 453 unknown severity crashes
  • 2,301 unknown injuries

Most Common Causes of DFW Car Crashes

The following are the most common causes of vehicle accidents in the DFW, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, are as follows:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to perform proper vehicle maintenance
  • Driving too fast for road conditions
  • Distracted driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Illegal driving maneuvers
  • Driving while intoxicated

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