2020 Valley’s Most Dangerous: Top 10 Valley Cities With The Most Car Accidents

2020 Top 10 Valley Cities With Most Car Accidents

From data compiled by reports released by the Texas Department of Transportation, your McAllen car accident lawyers at Moore Law Firm have broken down which cities in the Rio Grande Valley are the most dangerous for drivers.

Considering that police records collected by our respective department of transportation are often our best window into car accident statistics, your McAllen car accident lawyers at Moore Law Firm have thoroughly analyzed every car accident, every truck accident, every serious motor vehicle injury in the Rio Grande Valley for 2020 to help provide our community with better insight into the safety of our roads.

2020 RGV Car Accidents Quick Facts

  • In total, there were 24,359 car accidents in the Rio Grande Valley in 2020, involving 47,711 units and 64,905 persons.
  • There was a 23.39% decrease in car accidents in the Rio Grande Valley from 2019 (30,991).
  • Of the 62,972 persons involved in car accidents in the Rio Grande Valley:
    • 15,011 were suspected of having a suspected injury.
    • 3,834 were suspected of having a minor injury.
    • 973 were suspected of having a serious injury.
    • 179 were killed as a result of their motor vehicle accident.
  • Hidalgo County led all four Rio Grande Valley counties in car accidents with¬† 15,782, followed by Cameron (7,568), Starr (733), and Willacy (251).
  • 4,437 car accidents occurred outside of the city limits in all four Rio Grande Valley counties:
    • 3,089 occurred in Hidalgo County
    • 903 occurred in Cameron County
    • 327 occurred in Starr County
    • 118 occurred in Willacy County

2020 Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities To Drive In The Rio Grande Valley By Total Number of Car Accidents*

This list details the total number of vehicles involved in car accidents.

#10. Alamo, Texas – 594 car accidents.

#9. San Benito, Texas – 613 car accidents.

#8. San Juan, Texas – 809 car accidents.

#7. Weslaco, Texas – 1,183 car accidents.

#6. Mission, Texas Р1,550 car accidents.

#5. Edinburg, Texas – 1,990 car accidents.

#4. Harlingen, Texas – 2,107 car accidents.

#3. McAllen, Texas – 2,169 car accidents.

#2. Pharr, Texas – 2,273 car accidents.

#1. Brownsville, Texas – 3,160 vehicles involved in car accidents.

2020 Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities To Drive In The Rio Grande Valley By Car Accidents-To-Population Rate

This list details the rate at which car accidents occur with respect to the total number of residents in each respective city.

#10. San Benito, Texas – 1 car accident for every 40 residents.

#9. Pharr, Texas – 1 car accident for every 36 residents.

#8. Weslaco, Texas – 1 car accident for every 35 residents.

#7. Alamo, Texas – 1 car accident for every 34 residents.

#6. Donna, Texas – 1 car accident for every 33 residents.

#5. Harlingen, Texas – 1 car accident for every 31 residents.

#4. Penitas, Texas – 1 car accident for every 28 residents.

#3. Palmview, Texas – 1 car accident for every 27 residents.

#2. Palmhurst, Texas – 1 car accident for every 11 residents.

#1. South Padre Island, Texas – 1 car accident for every 8 residents.

2020 Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities To Drive In The Rio Grande Valley By Car Accidents-To-Land Square Mile Rate

This list details the rate at which car accidents occur with respect to the total number of land square miles for each respective city.

#10. Edinburg, Texas – 44 car accidents for every square mile.

#9. Harlingen, Texas – 52 car accidents for every square mile.

#8. Palmhurst, Texas – 56 car accidents for every square mile.

#7. Donna, Texas – 60 car accidents for every square mile.

#6. San Juan, Texas – 70 car accidents for every square mile.

#5. Weslaco, Texas – 72 car accidents for every square mile.

#4. Alamo, Texas – 79 car accidents for every square mile.

#3. Elsa, Texas – 85 car accidents for every square mile.

#2. South Padre Island, Texas – 95 car accidents for every square mile.

#1. Pharr, Texas – 96 car accidents for every square mile.

Call The McAllen and Rio Grande Valley Car Accident Lawyers At Moore Law Firm

If you or a loved one were involved in a serious car accident, call the McAllen car accident lawyers at Moore Law Firm today for a free, private consultation.

McAllen Car Accident Lawyers
Moore Law Firm
4900 N 10th St
Suite F3
McAllen, TX 78504
956-631-0745

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Data Sources

Texas Department of Transportation

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