Texas Truck Accident Statistics
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Texas Truck Accident Statistics
- In 2010, there were 284 fatal crashes involving truck-trailer and truck-tractor combination vehicles, and another 2,339 large truck accidents that resulted in serious injuries, according to data from the Texas Department of Transportation. Altogether, there were 15,676 reported crashes involving those types of vehicles.
- The fatality rate on Texas roads for 2010 was 1.29 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled, marking a 3.73 percent decrease from 2009.
- The 2010 traffic accident death toll of 3,023 in the state of Texas marked a drop of 2.77 percent from the 3,109 deaths in 2009.
- NHTSA reports that, in 2010, there were 276,000 large trucks involved in traffic crashes in the U.S., killing 3,675 people, a 9 percent increase from 2009. An additional 80,000 were injured in these accidents, an increase of 8 percent from 2009.
- Of the fatalities in crashes involving large trucks during 2010, 76 percent were occupants of other vehicles, 10 percent were non-occupants, and 14 percent were occupants of large trucks, according to NHTSA. Of the people injured in crashes involving large trucks during 2010, 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles, 2 percent were non-occupants, and 25 percent were occupants of large trucks.
- In 2010, large trucks accounted for 4 percent of all registered vehicles and 10 percent of the total vehicle miles traveled. These large trucks accounted for 8 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes and 3 percent of all vehicles involved in injury and property-damage-only crashes, according to federal data.
- Based on reportable motor vehicle crashes in 2010 in Texas, one person was killed nearly every two hours and 54 seconds, one person was injured every two minutes and 26 seconds and one reportable accident occurred every 81 seconds.
- The deadliest day of the year in 2010 on Texas roadways was Friday, Jan. 1, with 25 persons killed in traffic crashes. May was the deadliest month, with 280 persons killed.
- Based on Texas Department of Transportation data, interstates – such as I-35 that connects Austin, Waco and the Dallas-Fort
- A 2005 NHTSA large truck accident causation study revealed that the most common contributing factors in large truck crashes are traveling too fast for conditions, unfamiliarity with roadway, fatigue, work-related pressure, illegal driving maneuvers, inattention, aggressive driving, brake failure, traffic congestion, cargo shifting and securing, alcohol and prescription drug use.
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The Texas truck accident lawyers of The Bob Richardson Law Firm have the skill and resources to thoroughly investigate the wreck factors that play a role in different types of truck accidents. We also know how to handle litigation that could involve multiple parties, insurance companies and defense lawyers. Above all, we have the dedication to make sure our clients and their families are fully and fairly compensated.
If you need legal assistance with your truck accident case in Austin, Waco, Round Rock, Georgetown, Killeen, Temple, Cedar Park, Lakeway, Taylor, Belton or the surrounding Texas communities, call The Bob Richardson Law Firm today toll-free at 800-880-5100 or use our online contact form. We can provide you with a free case evaluation. We take truck accident cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you don’t owe any attorney’s fees unless you recover damages.