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Car Accident Reports
Depending on where your accident occurred there are potentially 1 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.
Flower Mound 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 Flower Mound
Sadly for Flower Mound residents, the number of accidents has been going up in the past five years, though hopefully, 2018 is an indicator of a new downward trend.
The lowest number of accidents occurred at the start of our five-year recording period, with 614 accidents in 2014. That’s a reasonably low number, given that the population of Flower Mound is estimated around 76,681 as of 2018.
Unfortunately, the number of accidents did go up in 2015 to 688. The following year, 2016, saw an increase of almost 100 accidents for a total of 756 accidents. The number climbed even higher in 2017 with 819 accidents, the largest number in the recording period.
The good news is that 2018 made up the difference with a decrease of over 100 accidents to a total of 714 accidents for the whole year.
Some of this may be due to the ongoing efforts of the Flower Mound City Council to expand Morriss Road.
In 2009, the City Council drew up construction plans to expand Morriss Road into a six-lane road. It is a four-phase project, with the third phase approved in the 2018-2019 fiscal year and the fourth phase (to add more northbound and southbound lanes) due for approval in the fiscal year 2019-2020.
Residents living along Morriss disagreed with the construction plan, saying that it would invite more vehicles and faster traffic, making it less safe for those who live along the road. This spawned the Stop Morriss 6 movement back in 2009.
In 2018, the Flower Mound City Council voted to amend the construction plans, transforming Morriss into an urban arterial divided roadway (four lanes) rather than a major arterial (six lanes).
In the meantime, though, Phase 1 kicked off in 2011, adding additional lanes, a flyover element and an entryway at 2499. Phase 2 began in 2017, calling for concrete panel replacement, water main replacement, and provisions for additional lanes, which were contested by residents.
With the construction disrupting a major road in Flower Mound, the number of accidents went up gradually over our five-year measurement period. However, accidents did decrease in 2018, when the Flower Mound City Council revised the provision for the Morriss Road plans.
Interestingly, Denton County at large saw a similar rise and fall in the number of accidents, though the decrease occurred on Flower Mound’s highest year. There were 9,865 accidents in 2014, 11,650 accidents in 2015, 12,128 accidents in 2016, and 11,884 accidents in 2017.
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History of Fatalities in Flower Mound
Despite the high number of fatal accidents in Flower Mound, there were startlingly few recorded fatal accidents in Flower Mound during the five-year period.
There was just one fatal accident in 2014, 2016, and 2017 each. The lowest number of fatal accidents came in 2015 with zero recorded fatal accidents. Even the highest number of fatal accidents in the five-year period was startlingly low--just two fatal accidents in the year 2018.
That’s great news for Flower Mound residents, even if their number of accidents overall is rather high. Hopefully, 2019 sees another decrease in the number of fatal car accidents so that no one in Flower Mound has to lose someone to a car crash this year.