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Most Common Types of Traffic Crashes in Texas
Traffic crashes happen for so many reasons and even the most defensive driver will experience 3-4 crashes in their lifetime. Now this doesn’t mean that you will definitely be in a serious accident, this could include even minor fender-benders. However, regardless of how well you try to prepare and the precautions you take, other drivers on the road may not share in the responsibility.
If you or a loved one are ever seriously injured or hurt in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you should call the Law Office of Domingo Garcia. With offices in cities throughout Texas, we have an expert attorney ready and willing to talk you through your case.
According to data collected from the Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Reports, the most common collisions on Texas roads, interstates, freeways and highways are between:
- 18 fatal crashes were reported to be the result of a collision with an animal. All of these were recorded in only rural areas, this number dropped to 0 for the more metro Texas roads;
- 793 fatal crashes were documented as being collisions with a fixed object;
- 1,394 fatal traffic crashes were recorded as being the result of a collision between a motor vehicle in transport;
- 316 fatal crashes were caused as a result of an overturned vehicle, with nearly two-thirds of the car accidents occurring on more rural Texas roads;
- Parked cars were listed as being the collision point in 45 fatal crash wrecks on our Texas roads. Collisions with parked cars are more likely to happen in major cities like Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Houston, Laredo, Waco or Odessa;
- Bicycle riders were the point of collision in 66 fatal crashes;
- Fatal crashes involving an accident with a pedestrian on a Texas road amounted to 605 fatalities in 2019;
- Colliding with a train is listed as the cause of 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 16 people losing their lives.