Causes of Conroe, TX Car Crashes and Injury Statistics for 2014
Car, truck and motorcycle wrecks are a big problem in Texas. These accidents cause serious injury and death to Texans every day. While any number of problems can lead to a collision, some of the most common causes of Texas traffic accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Dangerous lane changes
- Failure to stop at stop signs
- Driving too slow
- Refusal to yield when turning
- Running red lights
- Swerving between lanes
All of these factors cause crashes on Texas roadways. In fact, there were over 370,000 reported motor vehicle accidents throughout the state in 2014, causing a combined 1,663 deaths. Drivers tend to think that accidents won’t happen to them. Unfortunately, anyone can be involved in a crash. In fact, in 2014 there were over 2,000 crashes in the city of Conroe alone.
Defensive driving classes can help you avoid accidents, and you should always wear your safety belt and properly secure your children, but there is no way to avoid accidents entirely. Keep the following statistics in mind next time you are considering speeding or running a light.
The Texas Department of Transportation keeps and publishes records of all the reported accidents throughout the state and makes statistics available for each town. The city of Conroe experienced six fatal crashes in 2014, leading to seven deaths. In addition, 49 local crashes lead to 58 incapacitating injuries. Some of those who were injured may never walk again. Others will need medical care for the rest of their life. A further 315 people suffered non-incapacitating injuries in 221 crashes. A total of 2,027 crashes occurred in the city of Conroe in 2014.
If you have been hurt in an accident in Conroe or in the surrounding areas, you should seek the help of a local car wreck attorney. The firm of Hope & Causey, P.C. is based out of Conroe and also has an office in Kenedy. Our attorneys have experience representing all types of accident victims in claims against drivers, insurers and trucking companies. Call us at 936-441-4673 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.