Distracted driving has been an ongoing issue across the United States. Multiple campaigns such as It Can Wait, TxtResponsibly.org, StreetSafe, StopDistractions.org have been introduced to educate new and seasoned drivers alike about the dangers of distracted driving.
Despite the many efforts to manage distracted driving, these avoidable car crashes are still happening. According to TXDOT, Texas has 109,629 crashes in 2016 as a result of distracted driving and out of those crashes, 455 resulted in fatalities.
Bexar County had the highest number of distracted driving crashes at 26,305 which led to 65 fatalities. Harris county ranked 2nd highest in distracted driving crashes at 14,804 and 15 fatalities. Tarrant County came in third in distracted driving crashes with 8,210 which led to 23 fatalities.
Nueces County was responsible for 1,202 distracted driving crashes which resulted in 12 fatalities. The 12 fatalities from distracted driving crashes is disproportionately high in comparison to the number of car crashes in Nueces County. For instance, in comparison to Harris County reported only 15 fatalities from distracted driving, though it reported over 4.7 Million residents in 2016. Nueces County had only 361,350 residents in 2016, but reported 12 distracted driving fatalities.
Distracted driving crashes are avoidable and the people who cause them should be held accountable. If you, a friend or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a distracted driver, call a Corpus Christi personal injury attorney at The Patel Firm today. From Corpus Christi to San Antonio, Dallas, Waco, Houston, The Rio Grande Valley and beyond, The Patel Firm PLLC is a phone call away. Contact us today.
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