Motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks can sometimes have devastating consequences, depending on the severity of the crash. But luckily, large truck crashes are not on the rise. Recent statistics reveal the latest trends in the crash statistics for large trucks that have been involved in accidents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Traffic Safety Facts, 3,964 people were killed in large trucks in 2013. Six hundred and ninety-one of these fatalities were occupants of the large trucks, while 2,834 of the fatalities were occupants of other vehicles involved in the crash. The remaining 439 fatalities were not occupants of any of the vehicles involved in the crash.
There was a small, 0.5 percent increase in the number of people killed in large truck accidents in 2013 when compared to the 2012 statistics. In 2012, 3,944 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks. Six hundred and ninety-seven of these fatalities were occupants of the large trucks, while 2,857 were occupants of the other vehicles involved in the accident. The remaining 390 fatalities were not occupants of any of the vehicles involved.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provides a look at the trends in large truck crash statistics in the period between 2002 through 2012. During this time period, the number of fatal accidents involving large trucks decreased by 17 percent, while the number of injury-resulting accidents involving large trucks decreased by 18 percent.
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