Staggering Statistics: The Truth About Trucking Accidents in Dallas

Dallas has the second-highest crash rate in the state of Texas, according to a report from the Texas Department of Transportation. In 2015, the city of Dallas counted 27 fatal automotive accidents that killed more than 30 people. An additional 1,000 people were injured in auto accidents that same year.

Commercial truck or big rig accidents are particularly dangerous due to the size and weight of these vehicles.  When a commercial truck collides with a compact car, or even a mid-sized sedan, the aftermath can be tragic. Commercial truck accidents are often preventable if drivers would simply avoid dangerous activities while driving. In Dallas, the leading causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Improper lane changes
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Tired/fatigued drivers

For a closer look at trucking accidents, Slack Davis Sanger has created an infographic:

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