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The Texas Department of Transportation publishes yearly statistics regarding car accidents that occur within the state in hopes of raising awareness. To help in the effort of promoting safe driving on the roads of Dallas, Texas, here are the latest released statistics of the 2018 year:

Overview of Car Accidents in Dallas, Texas

Out of the 543,357 accidents that occurred in the state of Texas, 31,950 occurred in the city of Dallas. Here is the breakdown of those accidents as reported by TxDOT:

  • 194 accidents resulted in 202 fatalities
  • 867 accidents led to 1,038 reported life-threatening injuries
  • 3,359 accidents led to 4,575 reported non-incapacitating injuries
  • 7,149 accidents led to 12,103 reported minor injuries
  • 18,375 accidents led to property damage; 58,147 individuals involved reported having no injuries
  • 2,006 accidents had no severity reported, resulting in 9,432 reported injuries of unknown severity

Accidents Where Speed Was the Causing Factor:

The number of accidents where speed was the contributing factor in Dallas, Texas was 2,315. Out of these accidents, the following occurred:

  • 87 speeding accidents resulted in 94 fatalities
  • 147 speeding accidents led to 218 reported life-threatening injuries
  • 357 accidents led to 536 reported non-incapacitating injuries
  • 445 speeding accidents led to 788 reported minor injuries
  • Out of 1,164 speeding accidents, 3,370 individuals reported having no injuries
  • 115 speeding accidents had no severity reported, resulting in 362 reported injuries of unknown severity

Accidents Where Distracted Driving Was the Causing Factor

Dallas, Texas saw 5,791 accidents caused by distracted driving. Out of these accidents, the following occurred:

  • 22 distracted driving accidents resulted in 22 fatalities
  • 131 distracted driving accidents led to 157 reported life-threatening injuries
  • 712 drunk distracted accidents led to 928 reported non-incapacitating injuries
  • 1,324 drunk distracted crashes led to 2,001 reported minor injuries
  • Out of 3,325 drunk distracted accidents, 11,663 individuals involved reported having no injuries
  • 277 distracted driving accidents no severity reported, resulting in 1,038 reported injuries of unknown severity

Accidents Caused by Drunk Driving

In Dallas, Texas, 1,239 DUI accidents were reported in 2018. Out of these accidents, the following occurred:

  • 51 DUI accidents resulted in 57 fatalities
  • 111 drunk driving accidents led to 151 life-threatening reported injuries
  • 196 drunk driving accidents led to 291 reported non-incapacitating injures
  • 270 drunk driving accidents led to 559 reported minor injures that were a direct result of the accident
  • 575 accidents resulted in property damage; of these accidents, 1,652 individuals involved reported to have no injuries
  • 36 DUI accidents had no severity reported, resulting in 164 reported injuries of unknown severity

Commercial Vehicle Crashes

Dallas, Texas saw 3,753 accidents that involved at least one commercial vehicle. Out of these accidents, the following occurred:

  • 29 commercial vehicle accidents resulted in 29 fatalities
  • 89 commercial vehicle accidents led to 109 reported life-threatening injuries
  • 332 commercial vehicle accidents led to 421 reported non-incapacitating injuries
  • 663 commercial vehicle accidents led to 1,066 reported minor injuries
  • 2,596 commercial vehicle accidents resulted in property damage; 8,772 individuals involved in these accidents reported they had no injuries
  • 44 commercial vehicle accidents had no severity reported, resulting in 643 reported injuries of unknown severity

Dedicated Car Accident Attorneys

Unfortunately, the state of Texas is known for its car accidents. In the city of Dallas, Texas, they occur almost daily. If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for damages and injuries. The Hernandez Law Group is Dallas’s trusted team of attorneys. We will fight hard to ensure that you have the representation you need to get the compensation you deserve. Contact our team today for more information on our services or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.