Texas Drunk Driving Injuries Increase 7.8% in May 2021
Preliminary data from the Texas Department of Transporation (TxDoT) shows a 7.8% increase in drunk driving injuries from April 2021 to May 2021. In May, 1,437 people suffered injury or death in alcohol-related crashes on Texas roads. Despite the increase in injuries, the number of people killed fell to 77, from 114 the previous month.
Injuries and deaths break down as follows:
- 77 fatalities
- 254 catastrophic injuries
- 450 moderate injuries requiring hospitalization
- 435 minor injuries
- 121 injuries of unknown severity
Total drunk driving injuries increased 33.4% year-over-year. It’s important to note that May 2020 was the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, with much of Texas in lockdown.
TxDoT does not release its final numbers until late 2022. Until that time, all numbers are subject to revision and change.
Questions About Your Options After an Accident?
Claim your free, no obligation consultation with a qualified attorney from Grossman Law.Get Help Now