Houston is known for having bad traffic. On top of that, the accident and serious injury rates are surprisingly high.
For example, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Harris County has been named #1 for fatal car crashes in the state of Texas for the past (5) years.
Harris County Traffic Accident Data
Harris County is home to some of the most dangerous highways in America. Harris County accounts for over 10% of the total fatal car accidents in Texas.
The following crash statistics from 2018 reflect the most recent data from TxDOT regarding accidents in Harris County:
Nearly 900 deaths occurred on the road during the first four (4) months of 2020.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in their #EndTheStreakTX campaign, it has been 19 years since there was a deathless day on Texas roadways.
The City of Houston has the highest number of total crashes in the State, with over 64,000 reported to the TxDOT in 2018.
According to the Crashes and Injuries data supplied by the department, the following took place in 2018:
Houston has been labeled the deadliest city. In a report compiled by ValuePenguin using the NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (NHTSA-FARS), several Harris County highways ranked in the top 50 Most Dangerous Highways in the United States.
I-45 was listed as the 2nd most dangerous highway in America. The I-10 and US-59 were also named in the top 50 most dangerous highways.
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute reported that Houston’s West Loop (IH 610) is once again the State’s most gridlocked corridor in the State.
Other notoriously dangerous highways making the list of Texas’ 100 Most Congested Road Sections in 2019 include Houston’s:
If you are injured in a highway accident in Houston, you need an experienced attorney who can assist you in getting the maximum compensation in your case.
The personal injury attorneys at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs have recovered billions for their clients in Texas. All cases are retained on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay any attorney’s fees unless we recover on your behalf.
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