Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Sep 19, 2014 in Auto Accidents
The Houston Chronicle has reported that the incidence of Texas car accidents is increasing with troubling speed, and may be due to the rapid expansion of the oil and fracking industries in the state.
In its report, the Chronicle explains that it is impossible to link the increase in car accidents to the oil and gas boom, but that anecdotal evidence points to more scenarios where fatalities have resulted from impacts with trucks carrying equipment in the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford and Barnett Shale regions. Deaths have risen more than 50% in the Permian Basin area, and 11% in the Eagle Ford and Barnett Shale locales.
The information contained in the report comes directly from the Texas Department of Transportation, which also shows that commercial vehicle accidents and multiple-fatality crashes have gone up on roads near drill sites and major highways, like I-20.
Texas has now surpassed California as the state with the most annual traffic deaths in the country.
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