In the nine-county Houston metropolitan area, the number of fatal and injury crashes in which distraction was identified as a likely cause jumped from 5,796 in 2011 to 8,211 in 2016, according to a Houston Chronicle analysis of state crash records. Most of those resulted in minor injuries. During the same period, however, those killed or seriously injured increased from 509 to 735, according to crash data maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation.
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From the Texas Trial Lawyers Association news release.