So far this year, there have been 1,802 fatalities on Texas roads. We thought that with reduced traffic there would be a reduction in the number of accidents and deaths, and in many cases that has happened.
But as of now, we’re on pace to reach the same number of traffic-related fatalities from 2019. Last year, there were 3,610 deaths on Texas highways and roads. According to the Texas Department of Transportation:
- 1 person was killed every 2 hours 26 minutes
- 1 person was injured every 2 minutes 3 seconds
- 1 reportable crash occurred every 56 seconds
With lighter traffic on the road, law enforcement is seeing an uptick in speeding, and in some cases, extreme speeding. And this can be very dangerous, not only for the person driving, but for those sharing the road.
If you or someone you know have been involved in an accident – whether speed was a factor or not – please contact the Harris Firm. We offer a free consultation to discuss your options and potential claims. Let Harris Handle It!