A recent report from Allstate Insurance ranks Dallas within the top 200 cities for number of safe drivers. The report was based on car accident claims collected by this insurance company. Dallas has shown a marked improvement since 2017, when it was ranked as the third most dangerous city for drivers.
In addition, data reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that 14.47 people per 100,000 died on Dallas highways in 2017. That’s an average of two people killed each week. In addition, there were 31,650 car accidents, including 194 fatal accidents and 202 fatalities.
A recent study found that Dallas drivers are 46% more likely to get into a car accident compared to the average U.S. driver. According to analysis by Allstate Insurance, American drivers experience a car accident once every 10.5 years.
Some of the most dangerous places in Dallas include these intersections:
These car accidents involve two vehicles that are close together. A rear-end collision often occurs when the vehicle in front stops suddenly. Usually the driver of the car from behind doesn’t react and stop the vehicle in time to avoid hitting the car in front of them.
This type of car accident occurs when two cars traveling in opposite directions collide with each other. A head-on accident can happen due to driver error, such as driving on the wrong side of the road. It can also occur due to driving under the influence (DUI), texting, or having mechanical problems.
Also known as side-impact accidents, this occurs when one side of the vehicle is hit. These accidents involve one vehicle striking the side of another at or near a 90-degree angle.
A frequent cause of a rollover accident is when a driver loses control of their vehicle and runs off the road. Another reason is driving recklessly at a high speed. There are also other causes, such as distracted driving, driving under the influence (DUI), or hitting other vehicles or obstacles on the road.
A sideswipe crash occurs when both vehicles are parallel to each other, but one hits or scrapes the side of the other as it passes by.
These accidents can be caused by bad weather conditions or a driver swerving to avoid hitting an animal or debris on the road. While these accidents may seem inevitable and the driver may feel like no one is at fault or that nothing could have prevented it, your Dallas car accident attorney can investigate all factors at play.
This type of car accident occurs when at least three vehicles collide with each other. Commonly, it happens as a series of rear-end accidents initiated by a forceful original collision, known as a "chain reaction."