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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.
Mansfield 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 Mansfield
Like many cities in Tarrant County, Mansfield's local accident rates are nothing to sneeze at. Mansfield's changes in the rate of accidents are also significant from one year to the next. The last five years are a good example of this. In 2014, Mansfield had 801 accidents--which sounds like a high number but compared to the other four years, it's actually relatively low. In 2015, there was a jump in accidents up to 831 accidents for the whole year. But then 2016 saw an equally sharp decrease to 793 accidents. That downward trend left with 2017 and stayed away in 2018, though, as both years saw 840 accidents apiece.
If it seems like a high number relative to Mansfield's size, remember that it's part of Tarrant County, which encompasses Fort Worth and Arlington (both accessible from Mansfield by car).
A big part of the issue is the number of lane changes drivers must make to get from downtown Fort Worth to Mansfield and vice versa. Drivers must merge into the left-hand lanes of U.S. 287 into the left-hand lanes of Interstate 820. Then, they have to merge all the way across traffic back into the right-hand lanes of Interstate 820 in order to keep south on U.S. 287.
It is, in short, a nightmare. Especially during rush hour.
In the summer of 2018, Mansfield drivers gained a new way to connect to the rest of the Metroplex--the 360 Tollway, with a toll of $1.62 with TollTag or $2.44 without. And while Texans aren't in favor of toll roads, most Mansfield residents admitted that the road was badly needed.
Unfortunately, the adjustment period involved a whole new set of accidents as drivers got used to merging onto different roads than the ones they took each day. It's more and less risky than trying to cross five lanes of traffic on a busy highway, but for the residents of Mansfield, it's a necessary evil.
It's also possible that gradual increases in funding allocated to street construction in Mansfield's Capital Project allowed for more construction on local roads (around $18.1 million in the 2014-2015 fiscal year, compared to $20.1 million in the 2017-2018 fiscal year).
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History of Fatalities in Mansfield
If Mansfield's rate of fatal accidents is any indication, the transition to the 360 Tollway in 2018 was not without a few major bumps. Fortunately for Mansfield residents, the rate of fatal accidents was remarkably small relative to the number of total accidents each year.
In 2014, there were four fatal accidents in Mansfield. The following year went down to just one fatal accident. But in 2016 and 2017, the fatal accident rate held steady at three per year. Finally, in 2018, the fatal accident rate went up again to four--the same year the 360 Tollway opened to connect Mansfield to the Metroplex.
The whole of Tarrant County saw a similar upward trend as road construction in the area continued. There were 139 fatal accidents in 2014, 140 fatal accidents in 2015, 160 fatal accidents in 2016, and 168 fatal accidents in 2017, respectively.
Keep in mind, however, that Tarrant County's overall numbers are affected by Fort Worth, which has an enormous population and equally enormous traffic problem.