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Surge in motor vehicle accidents seen in statistics released from TxDOT

During 2018 there was an average of 3 motor vehicle accidents per day in Maverick County.

During the year, the Texas Department of Public Safety reported 1,093 Motor Vehicle accidents in Maverick County with 5 fatalities. Of those accidents, there were approximately 326 injuries reported with 15 of the crashes deemed as serious.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety the number of motor vehicle accidents during 2018 increased by 32 % as compared to 2017. The number of injuries reported skyrocketed by 154% as well.

In 2017 there were 831 accidents reported with 7 fatalities, 128 injuries and 14 of the crashes reported as serious.

During 2016 there were 795 car crashes reported in Maverick County with 8 fatalities 136 injuries, and 8 crashes deemed as serious.

In a span of two years from 2016 to 2018 the number of motor vehicle accidents in our community has increased by 37%. Injuries during those crashes have also gone up by 140%.

The increase in motor vehicle accidents in our community can be attributed to an influx of traffic into our region.

To better understand the growth of motor vehicle accidents in our community a review of 2008 statistics was done.

During 2008 there were 453 motor vehicle accidents reported.

In a span of 10 years there has been an 141% increase going from 453 crashes in during 2008 to 1,093 in 2018.

Law enforcement officials continuously ask the community to be careful when driving including no cell phone usage when behind the wheel.

During 2018, 345 or 32 % of the car crashes reported in Maverick County were attributed to distracted driving according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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