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Identifying The Most Dangerous Roads And Highways In Texas

At Basu Law Firm, PLLC, we are committed to promoting public safety and helping victims of motor vehicle accidents hold negligent drivers accountable. Unfortunately, that is a never-ending job in Texas, which has more miles of road than any other state. It also has some of the nation’s highest rates of crash-related injuries and deaths.

Texas is among the most dangerous places to travel by car, but the risks are not equally distributed. Some roads and cities are far more dangerous than others. On this page, we discuss the hot spots for injurious and fatal crashes in Texas.

Dangerous Roads In And Around Houston

Because it is the largest and most populous city in Texas, it should come as no surprise that Houston and the surrounding metro area have some of the most dangerous roads and stretches of highway.

According to studies cited by Safe Roads USA, these are the local hot spots for auto accidents:

  • The stretch of Interstate 45 running through Houston
  • The stretch of Interstate 10 running through Houston
  • TX-249 (Tomball Parkway)

The stretch of I-45 that runs from Dallas to Galveston (and includes Houston) is considered the second deadliest road in the country.

Dangerous Roads Elsewhere In Texas

Crash statistics reveal numerous other dangerous roads throughout the state, including:

  • Dallas: Local stretches of I-30 and I-20, local stretch of I-35E (Stemmons Freeway), Highway 175, Texas 12 Loop, Marvin D. Love Freeway
  • Austin: I-35
  • Garland and Mesquite: Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway
  • Fort Worth: I-35W, TX-183, I-20
  • El Paso: I-10

While far from complete, this list of car accident hot spots demonstrates just how dangerous it can be to drive in many parts of Texas.

Most Accidents Are Preventable And Are Caused By Negligence

Heavy traffic increases the risk of a crash, but that alone doesn’t explain the high rate of crashes, injuries and deaths. In Texas, the leading causes of automobile accidents include drunk and drugged driving, distracted driving, speeding and reckless driving and other violations of traffic laws.

Because Texas is a “fault” state, proving the other driver’s negligence is critical to ensuring you receive appropriate compensation for your auto accident. Our founding attorney, Annie Shonai Basu, brings more than 15 years of legal experience. She and the rest of our team work tirelessly to help clients find justice, and we can handle cases of any complexity or scope.

Hurt In A Crash? Contact Us To Discuss Your Case For Free.

Basu Law Firm, PLLC, has four convenient office locations in the Houston Metro and Pasadena, and we serve personal injury clients throughout Texas. To take advantage of a free initial consultation about your legal matter, call us today at 713-369-5951 or submit an online contact form.