Dallas Car Accident Statistics and Numbers

Car accident statistics in Texas

Texas saw a reportable crash in Texas every 58 seconds in 2018, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reported. That same year, a person was injured in a reportable crash every 127 seconds, and one person was killed every 145 minutes.

Even though the number of fatalities on Texas roadways has declined each of the past two years, there were still nearly 250,000 injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents. It is not surprising that some of the areas with the highest crash totals are also the cities and towns with the greatest populations.

Car Accident Statistics in Dallas

Texas is a diverse state that is home to a number of major metropolitan areas, as well as smaller towns and rural communities. Car accidents are usually more common on more congested urban roadways.

Accident statistics for some of the biggest cities in Texas include the following:

Dallas

There were 31,950 total crashes in Dallas in 2018 that included:

  • 194 fatal crashes, causing 202 fatalities
  • 867 suspected serious injury crashes, causing 1,038 suspected serious injuries
  • 3,359 non-incapacitating injury crashes, causing 4,575 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 7,149 possible injury crashes, causing 12,103 possible injuries
  • 2,006 unknown severity crashes, causing 9,432 unknown injuries

In terms of alcohol-related crashes, Dallas also had the following totals:

  • 51 fatal crashes, causing 57 fatalities
  • 111 suspected serious injury crashes, causing 151 suspected serious injuries
  • 196 non-incapacitating injury crashes, causing 291 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 270 possible injury crashes, causing 559 possible injuries
  • 575 unknown severity crashes, causing 1,652 unknown injuries

According to TxDOT, 91 fatal crashes, causing 93 fatalities, occurred on urban interstates in Dallas County; 86 fatal crashes, causing 89 fatalities, occurred on urban U.S. and state highways; two fatal crashes, causing two fatalities, occurred on urban farm-to-market roads; and 100 fatal crashes, causing 104 fatalities, occurred on city streets.

Houston

There were 64,126 total crashes in Houston in 2018 that included:

  • 189 fatal crashes, causing 197 fatalities
  • 1,030 suspected serious injury crashes, causing 1,175 suspected serious injuries
  • 5,038 non-incapacitating injury crashes, causing 6,703 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 14,123 possible injury crashes, causing 21,878 possible injuries
  • 40,657 unknown severity crashes, causing 128,370 unknown injuries

Houston also had the following totals for alcohol-related crashes:

  • 49 fatal crashes, causing 53 fatalities
  • 87 suspected serious injury crashes, causing 121 suspected serious injuries
  • 207 non-incapacitating injury crashes, causing 303 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 336 possible injury crashes, causing 551 possible injuries
  • 1,116 unknown severity crashes, causing 3,084 unknown injuries

TxDOT reported that Harris County had 54 fatal crashes, causing 57 fatalities, on urban interstates; 43 fatal crashes, causing 44 fatalities, on urban U.S. and state highways; four fatal crashes, causing four fatalities on urban farm-to-market roads; three fatal crashes, causing three fatalities, on urban county roads; and 114 fatal crashes, causing 120 fatalities on urban city streets.

Fort Worth

There were 15,399 total crashes in Fort Worth in 2018 that included:

  • 95 fatal crashes, causing 100 fatalities
  • 350 suspected serious injury crashes, causing 423 suspected serious injuries
  • 1,320 non-incapacitating injury crashes, causing 1,754 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 3,606 possible injury crashes, causing 5,486 possible injuries
  • 9,231 unknown severity crashes, causing 30,341 unknown injuries

For alcohol-related crashes, Fort Worth also had the following totals:

  • 17 fatal crashes, causing 20 fatalities
  • 27 suspected serious injury crashes, causing 38 suspected serious injuries
  • 47 non-incapacitating injury crashes, causing 75 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 89 possible injury crashes, causing 128 possible injuries
  • 264 unknown severity crashes, causing 646 unknown injuries

According to TxDOT, 54 fatal crashes, causing 56 fatalities, occurred on urban interstates in Tarrant County; 48 fatal crashes, causing 53 fatalities, occurred on urban U.S. and state highways; seven fatal crashes, causing seven fatalities, occurred on urban farm-to-market roads; and 39 fatal crashes, causing 41 fatalities, occurred on urban city streets.

McKinney

There were 1,423 total crashes in McKinney in 2018 that included:

  • Seven fatal crashes, causing seven fatalities
  • 28 suspected serious injury crashes, causing 30 suspected serious injuries
  • 185 non-incapacitating injury crashes, causing 259 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 373 possible injury crashes, causing 559 possible injuries
  • 796 unknown severity crashes, causing 2,765 unknown injuries

McKinney also had the following totals for alcohol-related crashes:

  • Two fatal crashes, causing two fatalities
  • Two suspected serious injury crashes, causing three suspected serious injuries
  • 12 non-incapacitating injury crashes, causing 19 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 13 possible injury crashes, causing 20 possible injuries
  • 37 unknown severity crashes, causing 77 unknown injuries

TxDOT reported that Collin County had 12 fatal crashes, causing 12 fatalities, on urban U.S. and state highways; two fatal crashes, causing two fatalities, on urban farm-to-market roads; two fatal crashes, causing two fatalities, on urban county roads; eight fatal crashes, causing eight fatalities, on urban city streets; and three fatal crashes, causing three fatalities, on tollways.

Plano

There were 5,499 total crashes in Plano in 2018 that included:

  • Eight fatal crashes, causing eight fatalities
  • 71 suspected serious injury crashes, causing 87 suspected serious injuries
  • 647 non-incapacitating injury crashes, causing 855 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 951 possible injury crashes, causing 1,378 possible injuries
  • 3,725 unknown severity crashes, causing 12,324 unknown injuries

For alcohol-related crashes, Plano also had the following totals:

  • Three fatal crashes, causing three fatalities
  • 18 suspected serious injury crashes, causing 26 suspected serious injuries
  • 40 non-incapacitating injury crashes, causing 51 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 47 possible injury crashes, causing 67 possible injuries
  • 140 unknown severity crashes, causing 399 unknown injuries

Overall, TxDOT reported that Collin County had 20 fatal crashes, causing 23 fatalities, on all U.S. and state highways; four fatal crashes, causing six fatalities, on all farm-to-market roads; nine fatal crashes, causing nine fatalities, occurred on all city streets; and three fatal crashes, causing three fatalities, on all tollways.

Arlington

There were 6,923 total crashes in Arlington in 2018 that included:

  • 26 fatal crashes, causing 26 fatalities
  • 148 suspected serious injury crashes, causing 166 suspected serious injuries
  • 1,052 non-incapacitating injury crashes, causing 1,377 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 1,774 possible injury crashes, causing 2,711 possible injuries
  • 3,470 unknown severity crashes, causing 11,717 unknown injuries

Arlington also had the following totals for alcohol-related crashes:

  • Seven fatal crashes, causing seven fatalities
  • 22 suspected serious injury crashes, causing 24 suspected serious injuries
  • 82 non-incapacitating injury crashes, causing 110 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 97 possible injury crashes, causing 143 possible injuries
  • 247 unknown severity crashes, causing 695 unknown injuries

Overall, TxDOT reported that Tarrant County had 56 fatal crashes, causing 58 fatalities, on all interstates; 49 fatal crashes, causing 54 fatalities, on all U.S. and state highways; eight fatal crashes, causing eight fatalities, on all farm-to-market roads; two fatal crashes, causing two fatalities, on all county roads; 42 fatal crashes, causing 45 fatalities, on all city streets; and one fatal crash, causing one fatality, on all tollways.

Irving

There were 3,272 total crashes in Irving in 2018 that included:

  • Seven fatal crashes, causing seven fatalities
  • 68 suspected serious injury crashes, causing 80 suspected serious injuries
  • 385 non-incapacitating injury crashes, causing 489 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 1,167 possible injury crashes, causing 1,726 possible injuries
  • 1,500 unknown severity crashes, causing 5,232 unknown injuries

For alcohol-related crashes, Irving also had the following totals:

  • Three fatal crashes, causing three fatalities
  • 15 suspected serious injury crashes, causing 20 suspected serious injuries
  • 33 non-incapacitating injury crashes, causing 46 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 40 possible injury crashes, causing 66 possible injuries
  • 148 unknown severity crashes, causing 378 unknown injuries

Overall, TxDOT reported that Dallas County had 91 fatal crashes, causing 93 fatalities, on all interstates; 87 fatal crashes, causing 90 fatalities, on all U.S. and state highways; two fatal crashes, causing two fatalities, on all farm-to-market roads; 101 fatal crashes, causing 105 fatalities, on all city streets; and six fatal crashes, causing six fatalities, on all tollways.

Frisco

There were 1,970 total crashes in Frisco in 2018 that included:

  • Three fatal crashes, causing three fatalities
  • 30 suspected serious injury crashes, causing 32 suspected serious injuries
  • 339 non-incapacitating injury crashes, causing 500 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 390 possible injury crashes, causing 632 possible injuries
  • 1,188 unknown severity crashes, causing 4,440 unknown injuries

Frisco also had the following totals for alcohol-related crashes:

  • One fatal crash, causing one fatality
  • Three suspected serious injury crashes, causing three suspected serious injuries
  • 11 non-incapacitating injury crashes, causing 14 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 16 possible injury crashes, causing 25 possible injuries
  • 40 unknown severity crashes, causing 97 unknown injuries

TxDOT reported that Denton County had 14 fatal crashes, causing 16 fatalities, on all interstates; 10 fatal crashes, causing 12 fatalities; on all U.S. and state highways, nine fatal crashes, causing 10 fatalities, on all farm-to-market roads; four fatal crashes, causing five fatalities, on all county roads; seven fatal crashes, causing seven fatalities, on all city streets; and one fatal crash, causing one fatality, on all tollways.

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