The Lubbock Citizens Traffic Commission received an accident report from the Lubbock Police Department Tuesday.
The report cited the number of traffic accidents from January to July and compared the numbers from this year to last year. Last year there were more than 4,700 traffic accidents, in which 16 people died. This year there have been more than 5,200 accidents with 18 deaths.
Officers believe increased construction is a contributing factor in the number of accidents this year.