On the road, you could suffer serious injuries if you find yourself in a crash involving a large truck. Sadly, these accidents cause many innocent people to suffer injuries and even lose their lives each year, and it is important for all drivers to understand how prevalent large truck crashes are.
From truck driver fatigue to distractions and intoxication, these accidents continue to take place for a wide variety of reasons.
Are truck crash injuries and deaths increasing?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provides statistics on large truck crash trends. According to this data, the number of large truck collisions causing injuries has increased in recent years. Between 2009 and 2015, accidents involving buses and large trucks that caused injuries went up by 62%, from 60,000 to 97,000. Moreover, the number of bus and large truck injury accidents increased even more in 2019, when 127,000 of these accidents occurred.
In addition to crashes causing injuries, fatal accidents involving buses and large trucks also increased in recent years. Between 2009 and 2019, deadly bus and large truck accidents increased by 47%. In 2019, more than 5,200 fatal accidents involving buses and large trucks took place.
When do most large truck crashes happen?
FMCSA data also sheds light on the characteristics of large truck accidents. Most deadly and nonfatal large truck accidents happened during weekdays in 2019. Many accidents happened between 6 PM and 6 AM (36% of deadly accidents and 22% of injury accidents).
If you are struggling following a truck accident caused by a negligent truck driver, you need to immediately review your rights
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