Texas drunk driving statistics

October 20, 2009

Texas leads the nation in the number of alcohol-related crashes that occur each year. In 2007, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 1,200 people were killed in alcohol-related car accidents in Texas.

Each year, drunk driving accounts for more than 45% of all the car accident deaths in the state of Texas. Based on these numbers, that means there is an average of 5 alcohol-related deaths in Texas each day.

The greatest number of drunk driving fatalities in 2007 occurred in the Eastern and Northern regions of Texas, with 20% and 21% of the fatal accidents occurring there, respectively.

If you were hurt in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, or if you have lost a loved one in a alcohol-related crash, contact Fears | Nachawati today. For your free legal advice from a Texas personal injury attorney, simply email us at info@fnlawfirm.com or call our toll-free number at 1.866.705.7584.

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