By the numbers, a car crash occurs every 58 seconds

Nationwide fatal motor vehicle crashes caused 36,560 deaths in the U.S in 2018, the latest year such statistics are available.

During that same year, Texas had 3,305 fatal crashes resulting in 3,642 deaths. Of the deaths, 33% were occupants of a pickup truck or SUV, perhaps surprisingly; 32% were occupants of a car; 17% were pedestrians; 11% were motorcyclists; 3% were occupants of a large truck; and 2% were riding a bicycle. Not a single day went by in Texas without someone dying in a car accident.

According to reported crashes in Texas:

  • 1 person was killed every 2 hours 25 minutes
  • 1 person was injured every 2 minutes 7 seconds
  • 1 reportable crash occurred every 58 seconds

Overall in 2018, there was a total of 3,453 car accidents in Brazos County. The City of Bryan claimed 1,611 crashes for its share. College Station had 1,445 crashes.

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Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Texas Department of Transportation.

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