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22,000 San Antonio Crashes So Far This Year – 64 Deaths


22,000 crashes and 64 deaths have been reported already in Bexar County this year, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

San Antonio Crash Rate

San Antonio has experienced alarming numbers of automobile crashes in the past, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Last year, the tally reached almost 60,500 crashes. This year, statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) show how quickly San Antonio is approaching last year’s number with 22,000 crashes already reported in 2019.

Reasons for San Antonio Crashes in 2019

Information below taken from the TxDOT database for 2019:

  • 9 people died from speed-related crashes.
  • 21 deaths are due to distracted-driving incidents.
  • About 150 drivers crashed because they were on their cell phones.
  • 881 crashes were caused by drivers impaired by alcohol.
  • More than 10,000 crashes were caused by distracted drivers.

San Antonio’s Biggest Threat to Road Safety

The TxDOT database shows that the greatest number of crashes were caused by distracted drivers—over 10,000 crashes.

Tips to Stay Focused While Driving

Information provided by the National Highway Safety Administration

  • Train your brain to focus on one task only.
  • Set up your music player or GPS system before you start driving.
  • Avoid eating while driving.
  • Don’t do your hair while driving.
  • Keep pets caged or harnessed when you drive with them.
  • Never use your phone while driving.
  • Secure items that might roll when the vehicle is in motion.
  • Enlist help from fellow passengers to keep you focused.

Contact an Experienced San Antonio Car Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced San Antonio auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

 

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