|Comal County Sheriff’s Office|
|New Braunfels 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.
New Braunfels 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 New Braunfels
Accidents in New Braunfels have had an ebb and flow in the past five years--great news for the last two years in particular, and even better news for drivers hitting the road in 2019.
2014 was a relatively moderate year, though not the lowest it has been in the entire five-year recording period--1,278 accidents in 2014. The following year saw an increase in accidents to 1,304, though not enough to be hugely significant.
The year 2016, though, did see a significant rise in the number of accidents, with the total accidents for the year ringing in at 1,379.
What’s more interesting is that the year after that, 2017, saw an even larger decrease in the annual number of accidents by more than 100, with a total of 1,231 accidents. 2018 was lower still with 1,216, the lowest annual number of accidents for the entire five-year recording period.
Guadalupe County’s accident rates are more consistent over the past several years--in a consistent downward trend, in fact. There were 2,665 in 2017,2,613 in 2016, 2,263 in 2015, and 2,206 in 2014, respectively. Interestingly, this trend mirrors the Guadalupe County unemployment rate, which went gradually down over those years.
This is an interesting contrast, given that some economic theory states that accident rates should go up when more people are employed because more people have to drive to work each day.
New Braunfels itself is also inconsistent with this theory, with accident rates there forming a sort of bell curve during the period when the county’s unemployment rate was in a steady downward progression.
History of Fatalities in New Braunfels
|Fatal Accidents - Past 5 years Involving:|
Out of all those accidents in New Braunfels, happily, few of them proved to be fatal.
In 2014, there were 10 fatal accidents in New Braunfels. In 2015, the number reduced almost in half to six accidents. The following year saw a slight increase to eight accidents, but 2017 and 2018 both had just five fatal accidents each.
Interestingly, this pattern of fatal accidents does not correspond to the number of accidents--there were less fatal accidents in 2017 and 2018, but there was no corresponding spike in fatal accidents in 2016 when there were more accidents overall.
Guadalupe County was much more consistent in their trends of fatal accidents in the last four years. There were 14 fatal accidents in 2014, 19 fatal accidents in 2015, 18 fatal accidents in 2016, and 15 fatal accidents in 2017 respectively.
If anything, Guadalupe County is almost a mirror image of New Braunfels--it saw the most accidents in a year when New Braunfels saw the most marked decrease in the year-to-year number of fatal car accidents.
Unfortunately for residents of Guadalupe County, the number of fatalities resulting from car accidents stayed on a steady upward trend during these years--15 fatalities in 2014, 19 fatalities in 2015, 24 fatalities in 2016, and 19 fatalities in 2017.
New Braunfels itself had an inconsistent pattern of fatalties that mirrored its pattern of fatal accidents. They saw 12 fatalities in 2014, 6 fatalities in 2015, 8 fatalities in 2016, and 5 fatalities in 2017, respectively.
Hopefully, 2019 continues the downward trend in accidents for both New Braunfels and Guadalupe County. Either way, drivers should be sure to drive with care anytime they hit the road.