There were 14,299 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2017 with 17,546 people sustaining a serious injury.
The annual vehicle miles traveled in Texas during 2017 reached 274.580 billion, an increase of 1.22% over the 271.263 billion traveled in 2016.
Fatalities in traffic crashes in rural areas of the state accounted for 52.4% of the state’s traffic fatalities. There were 1,950 deaths in rural traffic crashes.
Single vehicle, run-off the road crashes resulted in 1,313 deaths in 2017. This was 35.29% of all motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2017.
761 people were killed in crashes occurring in intersections or related to an intersection. There were 552 people killed in head-on crashes in 2017.
There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2017.
Based on reportable crashes in 2017:
1 person was killed every 2 hours 21 minutes
1 person was injured every 2 minutes 4 seconds
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