Where Do Most Houston Truck Accidents Happen?

Jan 5, 2021

Houston’s roads are among the busiest and most dangerous in the nation. The city’s population growth has strained its infrastructure and has congested its highways and roads.

Texas leads the nation in the number of fatal truck accidents every year. Because Houston is one of the largest cities in the state it sees a higher-than-average amount of truck traffic. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 6,369 total commercial vehicle accidents in Harris County in 2019.

Two of the nation’s most dangerous highways are in Houston, Texas: I-10 and US-290. In addition to these, some of the most dangerous Houston roads, according to the Texas Department of Transportation include:

  • Cullen Boulevard
  • South Post Oak Road
  • Airline Drive
  • West Tidwell Road
  • Hillcroft Avenue
  • North Shephard Drive
  • Antoine Drive
  • Garth Road
  • Fondren Road
  • Clay Road
  • Louttea Road
  • Kuykendahl Road
  • Veterans Memorial Drive
  • Fry Road
  • Main Street
  • Bissonnet Street
  • West Little York Road
  • Beechnut Road
  • Bellaire Boulevard
  • Westheimer Road

In general, around 175 vehicle accidents occur in Houston every day and nearly half of those (70 of the 175-daily average) occur at intersections. Commercial truck accidents are more likely to occur on highways and rural roads than on city streets.

Usually, truck drivers reduce their speed and maneuver carefully along the tighter roadways inside city limits. Because of their weight and unwieldy nature, trucks are harder to handle, especially when driving fast. Accidents involving commercial vehicles are more dangerous and result in more fatalities.

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a truck accident in the Houston area, an experienced truck accident attorney can help you recover compensation for your injuries and damages. The attorneys at The de la Garza Law Group are ready to help. Contact us for a free case evaluation today at 713-784-1010 or toll-free at 844-784-1010. If we accept your case, you will only have to pay us if we win your case and by way of a percentage of the total recovery.