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Car Accident Reports
Depending on where your accident occurred there are potentially 2 Police Agencies that could have attended your accident and completed the report.
ALL of these agencies use the the Texas DOT CRIS (Crash Report Information System) and so obtaining a copy of your report from any of them is relatively easy.
Bryan Accident Reports Online
- Texas DOT - Crash Reports and Records: There is no better place place than directly from the DOT for an official copy of your accident report. The Texas DOT is one of the (if not THE) most advanced State DOT’s in the United States. Where most other States in the US have no centralized data policy or standards for their accident reports, Texas has lead the way in centralizing and providing online access to its citizens.
History of Accidents in Bryan
The total number of road crashes in Bryan rose by 14.64 percent from 1,680 in 2014 to 1,926 in 2015. In 2016, the number of motor vehicle accidents declined slightly to 1,918. This decline continued in 2017 and 2018 when there were 1,824 and 1,797 reported crashes respectively.
From 2014 to 2018, the number of crashes increased from 1,680 to 1,797. Although there's been a continuous decline from 2016 to 2018, the number of road crashes has not dropped below the number recorded in 2014. The highest number of crashes took place in 2015 while the least number of accidents occurred in 2014. From 2014 to 2015, the greatest rise in the number of crashes occurred while the greatest reduction in accidents occurred between 2016 and 2017. An average of 1,829 crashes occurred each year during the 5-year period.
The trend in the number of crashes in Bryan correlates with the trend in the overall number of crashes in the entire state of Texas. Figures released by the DOT showed that road crashes increased from 2014 to 2016 before the decline began in 2017.
The main reason for the increase in road crashes is the unexpected drop in the prices of gasoline. Many car owners found it easy to fuel their cars and spend more time on the road. This led to an increase in traffic which eventually resulted in a rise in the number of road crashes. The use of smartphones by drivers also caused some of the accidents according to statistics provided by Texas DOT.
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History of Fatalities in Bryan
The fatal accidents in Bryan did not change from 2014 to 2015. In both years there were 6 fatalities. This rose by 100 percent to 12 fatal crashes in 2016. The number also rose to 14 in 2017 and then dropped by 50 percent to 7 in 2018.
From 2014 to 2018, the least number of fatal crashes occurred in 2014 and 2015 while the largest number of fatal crashes occurred in 2017. An average of 9 fatal crashes took place within the five-year span from 2014 to 2018.
The trend in the history of fatalities does not follow that of the history of accidents in Bryan. As reportable accidents increased from 2014 to 2015, the number of fatalities remained stable at 6. When the number of accidents dropped from 1,926 in 2015 to 1,918 in 2016, the number of fatal crashes rose sharply from 6 to 12. Also, as the accidents reduced to 1,824 in 2017 the fatalities increased to 14.
This means that there are other factors responsible for the increase in the number of fatalities apart from the increase in traffic from 2014 to 2017. However, the number of fatalities dropped to 7 as the number of accidents declined to 1,797 in 2018.
The factors that may have caused the high number of fatalities in 2016 and 2017 include over-speeding, use of smartphones to text, calling or browsing while driving on the highway, an increase in the number of young drivers, and failure to control speed or to yield while making a left turn.