Texas Car Accidents By The Numbers

Every year TEXDOT releases Traffic Crash Report Highlights. This year the department reports that the annual vehicle miles driven in 2013 was over 237.821 billion, a 1.1% increase over 2012. Of the 65,539 serious injury accidents, 89,270 people actually suffered one or more serious injuries and another 3,377 died. Nearly a half million people were injured in a car accident. Almost one-third of traffic deaths were either motorcyclists, pedestrians, or cyclists and another one-third of traffic deaths involved alcohol.