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CBS 11 Report On Dangerous Driving Zones for 18 Wheeler Accidents | Dallas, Texas Personal Injury Attorney Blog


CBS 11 Report On Dangerous Driving Zones for 18 Wheeler Accidents

By Rachel E. Montes posted in 18 wheeler Accidents on Wednesday, November 18, 2009

CBS 11 News ran a report on dangerous driving zones in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Below, is a link to the story and the video. (Article no longer available online)

Below are a few of the highlights of the CBS report:

  1. Texas leads the nation in accidents involving 18 wheelers;
  2. The most deadly stretch of highway was from I-20 from Benbrook to Balch Springs (14 deaths);
  3. The most deadly highway intersection was at I-35E and I-20 (4 deaths);
  4. The most non-fatal truck accidents on I-30 near Cockrell Hill;
  5. Dallas County had the most fatality accidents in the past 5 years than any other county in Texas with 75 deaths;
  6. From I-45 in downtown Dallas to I-20 (5 fatalities I the past 5 years);
  7. I-30 from Fort Worth to Dallas (12 fatalities over the past 5 years); and
  8. I-35W to Highway 114 (14 non-fatal accidents)

In addition, according to a NTSB study, 90% of the crashes involving 18 wheelers were attributed to driver error. In addition, a TxDoT study showed that restricting 18 wheelers from driving in the left lane resulted in a dramatic decline in the number of accidents involving 18 wheelers.

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