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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.
North Richland Hills 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 North Richland Hills
There's bad news on the road for North Richland Hills residents--traffic accidents have been getting worse for the last four years.
At the start of our record, there were 670 accidents in 2014, a relatively moderate number compared to the rest of the five-year period. 2015 saw the fewest accidents of the past five years with just 543 accidents, significantly down from the previous year.
Unfortunately, accidents shot back up in 2016 to 732 accidents. And they didn't go down from there, with 740 accidents in 2017 and 767 accidents in 2018 respectively.
Most of these accidents occurred around I-820, which is hardly surprising given the size of the highway and the fact that much of the construction development happening in North Richland Hills is centered around it.
Tarrant County saw a more steady increase in traffic accidents over the last few years, with 28,250 accidents in 2014, 30,815 accidents in 2015, 34,761 accidents in 2016, and 34,292 accidents in 2017, respectively. Given that these numbers account for over one-third of the entire North Richland Hills population, it might be a bit startling--and concerning.
If you know Texas geography, though, this should hardly be surprising.
Tarrant County is the third most populous county in Texas, accounting for Forth Worth and Arlington as well as the suburbs of these two cities and the many people who commute to and from the cities each day.
Fort Worth itself is one of the largest cities in the United States in terms of sheer size, accounting for 350 square miles of land spread across three counties and a population of 792,700 as of 2019.
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History of Fatalities in North Richland Hills
Strangely enough, the rate of fatal accidents in North Richland Hills is far less consistent with the rate of overall accidents than you might expect.
For the most part, the fatal accident rate seems fairly moderate, hovering around a set point with a notable exception. The good news for residents is that the rate of fatal accidents compared to the overall number of accidents is an incredibly small percentage.
In 2014 and 2015, there were just three fatal accidents each. The following year, 2016, saw the fatal accident rate more than double to reach seven fatal accidents by the end of the year. Fortunately, the accident rate went back down again in 2017 for just four fatal accidents. 2018 had the fewest fatal accidents of all, with just one fatal accident for the whole year.
Tarrant County was far more consistent in its rate of fatal accidents than New Richland Hills, though this is likely due to the influence of Fort Worth. Either way, it's bad news for county residents, as the fatal accident rate consistently climbed over the past four years.
In 2014, there were 139 fatal accidents in the county. The next year saw a slight increase to 140, but the change from 2015 to 2016 was more marked--there were 160 fatal accidents in the county that year. The fatal accident rate went up again in 2017 for 168 fatal accidents, but fortunately, the increase was not so abrupt as the previous year.