Fracking & Hydraulic Drilling Have Brought a Spike in Fatal Trucking Accidents in Texas

For six decades, highway deaths have dropped steadily all across the US, but in Texas all motor vehicle fatalities – and accidents involving commercial trucks – have turned back upward since the state’s oil drilling and fracking boom began in 2008. In fact, consistently since then, Texas has led all states in motor vehicle deaths, surpassing California as the previous national leader, U.S. Department of Transportation records show.

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