Zinda Law Group Trucking Statistics
- March 1, 2021
-- According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
(FMCSA), there were 450,000 large truck crashes in 2017 and 102,000 truck crashes with injuries. Collisions between private passenger vehicles and large trucks are some of the most catastrophic types of accidents to date and pose unique challenges to those involved. These challenges can be attributed to the size of most trucks versus the smaller size of personal automobiles.
In an effort to better understand large truck accidents
, we examined some of the most important data points surrounding these collisions.HOW DEADLY ARE TRUCKING ACCIDENTS?
Notably, truck crash fatalities increased from 3,418 in 2010 to 4,136 in 2018. Here is a breakdown of those deaths:
- In 2018, 45% of large truck occupant deaths involved rollovers.
- Large truck occupants made up less than 20% of trucking fatalities.
- In 2018, 96% of people killed in two-vehicle crashes involving a passenger vehicle and a large truck were occupants of passenger vehicles.
- Almost 60% of fatal large truck crashes occur in rural regions.
Additionally, approximately 130,000 individuals are hurt in large truck accidents every year. If you travel on roads or highways that accommodate large trucks, such as 18-wheelers, stay vigilant. Drive carefully on weeknights when the most catastrophic accidents typically occur. The more you know, the better you can prepare.
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