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The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in lockdowns, people working remotely and restrictions with in-person social activities.  As result, fewer cars were traveling on the Texas roads.  One would think fewer cars mean fewer accidents and traffic deaths.  But that’s not the case.  The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) reported more motor vehicles deaths in Year 2020 than the previous year.  In fact, one person was killed every 2 hours 15 minutes.

Texas Car Crash Facts

According to TXDOT’s numbers, statewide the following statistics were reported:

  • In 2020, the fatality rate on Texas roadways was 1.50 deaths per hundred million vehicles traveled, which is a 18.94% increase in 2019
  • The death toll in 2020 was 3,896 deaths, up from 3,623 deaths in 2019
  • 12,107 serious injury car crashes with 14,656 people sustaining serious injury
  • 865 people were killed in intersection crashes
  • 538 people were killed in head-on crashes
  • 717 pedestrians were killed
  • 958 people were killed in car crashes where the driver was under the influence of alcohol
  • 368 people killed in car crashes involved distracted driving
  • There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2020

Houston, TX Car Crash Facts

Of the 58,167 total crashes, TxDOT reported the following statistics for Houston, TX:

  • 274 fatalities
  • 1,378 suspected serious injuries
  • 5,939 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 18,649 possible injuries
  • 18,349 unknown injuries

Types of Car Crashes That Cause Injuries Or Death

Car crashes can result in serious injury and sometimes death.  The following are types of car crashes that can result in injury or death to drivers and passengers:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Head-on crashes
  • T-bone

Contact An Experienced and Skilled Houston, TX Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been involved in an accident in Texas, call the attorneys at Hernandez Sunosky, LLP at (713) 981-4100 for a free legal consultation. We are experienced personal injury attorneys who have recovered millions for injury victims. You don’t pay us unless we recover compensation for you.