Nov 7

Study: Infiniti Drivers Cause Most Fatal Crashes Due to Speeding and Alcohol, Pontiac Drivers for Drugs

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Auto Accidents, Car Accidents

Car accident lawyer in Texas

The automotive website Tire Reviews and More published a study that analyzed Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The study specifically examined the frequency with which drivers of different makes of cars were involved in fatal crashes.

The findings indicated that people in domestic or economy vehicles were less likely to be in fatal accidents caused by speeding than those in luxury or foreign brands. Drivers of foreign or luxury vehicles, however, were less likely to be involved in alcohol-related accidents than drivers of domestic or economy vehicles.

Fatal MVA Accident Statistics in Texas

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reported that a reportable crash occurred every 58 seconds in 2018, with one person being injured every 129 seconds and one person being killed every 145 minutes.

Overall, the number of fatalities in motor vehicle accidents in Texas has declined each of the past two years, with the 3,639 deaths in 2018 being 2.36 percent less than the 3,727 in 2017, which was 1.77 fewer than the 3,794 in 2016.

There were 249,241 people injured in motor vehicle accidents in Texas in 2018, including 14,908 serious injuries. According to TxDOT, there were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2018.

Most Common Car Brands for Fatal Accidents

The study broke its findings into four categories that included the following:

Fatal Accidents Due to Speeding

Infiniti was the make with the highest percentage of fatal accidents involving speeding.

Other makes that exceeded national average included:

  • Acura
  • Mitsubishi
  • Volkswagen
  • Honda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Lexus
  • Chevrolet
  • Mercury
  • Toyota

Kia had the lowest percentage of any make.

Fatal Accidents Due to Drunk Driving

Infiniti was also associated with the highest percentage of fatal accidents involving alcohol.

Other makes that exceeded the national average included:

  • Pontiac
  • Acura
  • Cadillac
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Chevrolet
  • Jeep
  • GMC
  • Dodge
  • Mitsubishi
  • Lexus

Volvo had far and away the lowest percentage of fatal drunk driving accidents, followed by Lincoln and Toyota.

Fatal Accidents Due to Drugs/Marijuana

Pontiac had the highest percentage of accidents involving both marijuana and other drugs..

Other makes that exceeded the national average for accidents involving marijuana included:

  • Mitsubishi
  • Acura
  • BMW
  • Saturn
  • Infiniti
  • Mazda
  • Jeep
  • Cadillac
  • Honda
  • Subaru
  • Mercury
  • Buick or Opel
  • Datsun or Nissan
  • Chrysler
  • Chevrolet

As it concerned accidents involving drugs, makes exceeding the national average included:

  • Buick or Opel
  • Infiniti
  • Saturn
  • Mazda
  • Honda
  • Volkswagen
  • Chevrolet
  • Subaru
  • Kia
  • Mercury

Volvo had the least involvement in marijuana crashes, followed by Lexus. In drug accident cases, Lexus had the lowest percentage followed by Volvo.

Fatal Accidents Due to Hit-and-Runs

Infiniti was also the make involved in the most hit and run accidents, followed closely by Mercedes-Benz. Other makes that exceeded the national average included:

  • Acura
  • Lexus
  • Chrysler
  • Datsun or Nissan
  • Lincoln
  • Dodge
  • Kia
  • Ford

Mitsubishi was involved in the lowest percentage of hit and run accidents.

Contact Tate Law Offices If Your Loved One Was Involved in a Fatal Crash in Texas

Fatal car accidents often leave families struggling to cope with not only the immense loss they’ve suffered, but also significant financial losses in the wake of the tragedy. This can be crippling for grieving families, often coming during the darkest hours of their lives.

The attorneys of Tate Law Offices are here to support families in need, and we’re ready to stand up for you and seek justice for your loved one and the compensation you need to grieve and move on with your life with dignity.

Our firm has a record of success that includes $3.7 million recovered for a family who lost a loved one in a fatal car accident. You can have us provide a complete evaluation of your case when you call usFo or contact us online to set up a free consultation.