|Collin County Sheriff’s Office|
|Mckinney Police Department|
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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.
McKinney 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 McKinney
The urban neighborhood of Mesquite, east of Dallas and part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, benefits from being close enough to one of the busiest and most bustling cities in the state while also not being so close to as be mired in traffic. That’s why it’s gratifying to know that Mesquite’s accident volumes for the past five years have been relatively low when compared to other locations close to or within other major metroplex regions. In fact, even at its most accident-prone, Mesquite never experienced more than 2,200 annual car crashes.
Most of the time, there were far fewer accidents occurring in Mesquite every year. Point of place is how there were only 1,057 crashes recorded in 2014, one of the lowest years for accident volume in the region. 2015 and 2016 did see some major increases, first to 1,856 and then 2,196. 2017 broke the trend with only 2,093 accidents for the year, and then 2018 saw a massive improvement when accident volumes dropped to a five-year low of just 942.
So what’s behind the sudden spike and decline in accidents over the past five years? Texas has always been known to be one of the most accident-prone states in the union; thanks to its rank as the second-largest state by population and geographical size, it’s only natural that Texas would have higher accident volumes overall when compared to most smaller states. Yet there’s more here at play -- investigating accident rates nationwide reveal that the national average spiked across 2015 and 2016 before decreasing over the next two years, just as it did in Mesquite. This time, you can’t blame the sheer size and population of Texas for the sudden increase -- instead, it’s thought that good economic growth made it more affordable to drive for most Americans, which led to higher accident numbers because there were so many more people on the road across the country.
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History of Fatalities in McKinney
Fatalities in Mesquite tell a similar story. Texas is one of the more dangerous states to drive in, with it leading the US in traffic deaths in 2017 there’s no way to deny this. Mesquite’s fatality rates were the highest this year as well with 15 fatal accidents on the books. Like the number of accidents, deaths rose from 2014 steadily from a baseline of 9 before holding steady for the next two years at 13. 2018, thankfully, had fewer deaths, with fatal accidents numbering just 11. Placing this in perspective does lessen the blow, however. Even one road traffic death is too many, of course, but for a city with a population of over 143,000, a top fatality rate of 15 per year is thankfully low.