Austin

Austin is the eleventh most populated in the United States and the capital of Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation provides a variety of accident statistics about Austin. Recently Texas drivers were voted the worst in the country so driving in Austin can present its fair share of problems. Because Austin is divided across three counties (Hays, Travis, and Williamson) this article will examine statistics throughout each county.

Crashes

In 2014, The Texas Department of Transportation reports a startling number of automobile accidents in Austin. In 2014 in Austin, there 54 fatal car collisions, 398 incapacitating injuries due to car crashes, and 11,955 total automobile crashes.

Locations

Reports demonstrate that accidents in Austin occurred on a variety of roads in 2014. These accidents occurred in the following matter in Austin’s three counties:

  • There was 1 fatal automobile crashes on US and State Highways like US Highway 290 in addition to 4 fatal automobile crashes on county roads.
  • There were 14 fatal automobile crashes on US and States Highways like US Highway 183 and 8 fatal automobile crashes on county roads.
  • There were 15 fatal automobile crashes on US and State Highways like US Highway 79 in addition to 2 fatal automobile crashes on county roads.

Fatalities

In 2014 in Austin, reports indicate that there were 2 fatal Commercial Motor Vehicle crashes in Hays County, 9 fatal Commercial Motor Vehicle crashes in Travis County, and 6 fatal Commercial Motor Vehicles in Williamson County.

  • Distracted Driving. In 2014 in Austin, reports indicate that there were 767 total car accidents in Hays, 3,936 total car accidents in Travis, and 1,488 total car accidents in Williamson due to distracted drivers. The largest number of fatalities, 11, occurred in both Travis County and Williamson County.
  • Driving under the Influence. There was a significant number of driving under the influence car crashes that led to fatalities in the Austin area in 2014. Reports indicate that there were 7 total car accidents in Hays, 34 total car accidents in Travis, and 17 total car accidents in Williamson due to driving under the influence.
  • Speeding caused a substantial number of accidents in Austin in 2014. Reports indicate that there were 254 total car accidents in Hays, 865 total car accidents in Travis, and 235 total car accidents in Williamson due to speeding. The largest number of fatalities, 19, was in Travis County.
  • Work Accidents. There were a substantial number of accidents that occurred in work zones in the Austin area in 2014. Reports demonstrate there were 173 total car accidents in Hays, 377 total car accidents in Travis, and 190 total car accidents in Williamson due to accidents that in work areas. The largest number of fatalities, 6, was in Williamson County.

Austin has a variety of accidents that occur within the area every year. If you are involved in an automobile accident in Austin, you need the assistance of a skilled accident attorney. Contact our law firm by calling 409-838-1000 or email our lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation.