A holiday celebration or trip to visit friends and family shouldn’t have to end in a tragedy. Unfortunately, traffic fatalities occur on Texas highways during the major holidays, including Christmas.
Personal finance website ValuePenguin compiled crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and found that from 2015-2018, approximately 3,399 traffic fatalities occurred on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
After scanning through the crash data, ValuePenguin identified five of the deadliest highways for holiday travel — all of which accounted for 15 percent of all holiday traffic fatalities.
Interstate 35 was among those identified. In Texas, this interstate runs from Laredo to Gainesville, as well as through Waco. The ValuePenguin study identified Bexar, Denton, Travis, Dallas, and Tarrant counties as the five most dangerous areas of I-35 for Christmas travel. Seven Christmas deaths occurred on I-35 from 2015-2018 throughout those five counties.
Interstate 20, which runs through Midland, was also identified in the study. From 2015-2018, five Christmas traffic fatalities occurred on this highway.
Traffic congestion is often a problem on these interstates during the major holidays for these reasons:
The car accident attorneys at Chad Jones Law wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Should you or a loved one be injured in a crash, our legal team can help you pursue damages.
We serve clients in Bryan, College Station, Midland, Odessa and Waco. To get started on your claim, contact us online and schedule your free case evaluation.