The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) releases annual reports containing statewide statistics about car crashes and the resulting injuries and fatalities, as well as other important pieces of data.  These statistics provide a wealth of information, which can hopefully be used to make our state’s roads safer, about auto accident trends in towns and cities throughout Texas.  Our Houston car accident lawyers compare recent TxDOT crash statistics for different locations to find out which Texas city had the most car accidents in 2015.

Crash Statistics Rank Top 57 Texas Cities with the Most Auto Accidents in 2015

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As of January 2017, TxDOT has yet to release its 2016 reports on auto accidents in Texas.  Instead, we’ll be focusing on the most recent available data, which covers statistics for 2015.

Because Texas is the nation’s second-largest state and contains over 1,200 towns and cities, for simplicity’s sake we’ll be focusing only on cities where at least 1,000 accidents occurred.  Hopefully, you won’t see your town on the list below.

  1. Weslaco – 1,008
  2. Humble – 1,039
  3. Missouri City – 1,101
  4. Temple – 1,112
  5. Lufkin – 1,171
  6. Texas City – 1,175
  7. Mission – 1,239
  8. Pearland – 1,248
  9. Webster – 1,257
  10. New Braunfels – 1,268
  11. Texarkana – 1,295
  12. San Marcos – 1,422
  13. McKinney – 1,433
  14. Mesquite – 1,467
  15. Grapevine – 1,553
  16. College Station – 1,615
  17. Sugar Land – 1,627
  18. Bryan – 1,802
  19. Galveston – 1,870
  20. San Angelo – 1,886
  21. Wichita Falls – 1,923
  22. Odessa – 1,958
  23. Richardson – 2,017
  24. Harlingen – 2,031
  25. Conroe – 2,155
  26. Killeen – 2,175
  27. Longview – 2,228
  28. Pharr – 2,241
  29. Round Rock – 2,352
  30. Baytown – 2,430
  31. Corpus Christi – 2,446
  32. Edinburg – 2,512
  33. McAllen – 2,617
  34. Carrollton – 2,908
  35. Lewisville – 2,938
  36. Irving – 3,007
  37. Grand Prairie – 3,080
  38. Waco – 3,106
  39. Abilene – 3,170
  40. Beaumont – 3,261
  41. Denton – 3,293
  42. Garland – 3,309
  43. Tyler – 3,395
  44. Midland – 3,514
  45. Brownsville – 4,001
  46. Pasadena – 4,066
  47. Amarillo – 4,655
  48. Laredo – 5,667
  49. Plano – 5,930
  50. Arlington – 6,270
  51. Lubbock – 6,371
  52. Austin – 14,168
  53. Fort Worth – 14,501
  54. El Paso – 16,369
  55. Dallas – 31,094
  56. San Antonio – 42,472
  57. Houston – 66,319

The 28 Deadliest Texas Cities for Fatal Car Accidents

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Unsurprisingly, the state’s biggest cities also have the highest numbers of accidents, with Houston coming in at number one by a wide margin.  However, depending on what data points you emphasize, there are also other ways that Texas cities can be ranked when looking at car accidents.  For example, the list above simply ranks cities by their total number of crashes – so how does the order change when you rank by the total number of fatalities?

For the list of fatal accident cities in Texas, we’ve restricted entries to towns and cities with fatalities in the double or triple digits only.  We’re pleased to note that numerous towns reported zero fatalities in 2015, which, once the data becomes available, will hopefully prove true of 2016 and 2017 as well.  Unfortunately, there were still dozens of Texas cities where at least 10 crash-related deaths occurred in 2015.

  1. Denton, Harlingen, Longview, McAllen, Orange – 10 each
  2. Garland, Grand Prairie, Midland, Pasadena – 11 each
  3. Edinburg, Plano – 12 each
  4. Galveston, Mesquite – 13 each
  5. Killeen – 16
  6. Baytown, Odessa – 18 each
  7. Abilene, Amarillo – 19 each
  8. Irving – 20
  9. Corpus Christi – 24
  10. Arlington, Lubbock – 27 each
  11. El Paso – 48
  12. Fort Worth – 93
  13. Austin – 105
  14. San Antonio – 152
  15. Dallas – 173
  16. Houston – 203

Simply by comparing the lengths of the two lists, you can instantly tell that many of the cities with numerous accidents fortunately had a low number of fatalities.  Unfortunately, you can also see that some cities had disproportionately high numbers of deaths.  For example, Houston had more than twice as many accidents as Dallas, yet Dallas had nearly the same number of accident-related deaths.  From that standpoint, one could argue that it’s actually more dangerous to drive in Dallas, even though a greater number of accidents occur in Houston.

Houston Car Accident Lawyers Serving Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, and Irving

The auto accident attorneys of Queenan Law have more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury claims and wrongful death cases arising from car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and bus accidents in Texas.  We represent injury victims and the surviving loved ones of wrongful death victims in Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Irving – all cities where, as the statistics go to show, auto accidents are unfortunately common.

If you’re among the thousands of people who are hurt in vehicular accidents each year in Texas, the experienced Dallas car accident attorneys of Queenan Law may be able to help you get compensated, so that you don’t have to worry about how you will afford to pay for your medical bills and other expenses related to your injuries.  To talk about your auto accident claim in a free initial consultation, call Queenan Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible at (817) 476-1797.  We will keep your information confidential.