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Truck Accident Fatalities

Texas roadways see a large number of trucking accidents every year. Because of their size and weight (the average 18 wheeler weighs about 35,000 pounds without cargo), 18 wheeler accidents often cause devastating and life-altering injuries or the death of those involved. Unfortunately, the number of deaths that result from these accidents continues to rise. According to the most recent information put out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Texas is one of the deadliest states when it comes to large truck accidents.

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The 5 Most Common Types of Injuries to Passengers

According to the Department of Transportation Query Builder, there were 12,974 car accidents in Austin, Texas, in 2020. In those accidents, 31,295 people were involved. While vehicles are safer today than ever before, car accidents still cause injuries – some of which are extremely severe and life-altering.

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ATV Accidents

Austin’s geography lends itself to wide-open recreational spaces, and many trails and parks offer areas specifically designed for ATVs. When used responsibly, ATVs provide riders with hours of enjoyment. However, ATVs can also cause serious injuries and even death. In fact, Austin has one of the highest ATV injury rates in the country.

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Distracted Driving, Biking, and Pedestrian Statistics That May Surprise You

Technology (mainly cell phones) is a cause of serious distraction to many drivers. In fact, we have become so accepting of distractions that we no longer even realize how often we lose focus. These distractions affect drivers, pedestrians, and bikers alike in that they are extremely dangerous to everyone. This article features some distracted driving statistics from 2021 and 2022 that may surprise you..

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