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Truck Collision Statistics
Common Truck Crash Characteristics
In 47% of the two-vehicle fatal crashes involving a large truck and another type of vehicle, both vehicles were proceeding straight. In 10% of the crashes, the other vehicle was turning. In 10%, the truck or the other vehicle was negotiating a curve. In 7%, the truck or the other vehicle was parked in a traffic lane (5% and 2%, respectively).
Most of the fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred in rural areas (64%), during the daytime (73%), and on weekdays (79%). During the week, 73% of the crashes occurred during the daytime (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.). On weekends, 60% occurred at night (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.). Occupants of the other vehicle made up 71% of the fatalities and approximately 72% of the injuries that resulted from large-truck crashes.
Breakdown of Statistics
Type of Fatality
- Occupants of Large Trucks: 691
- Single-Vehicle Crashes: 427
- Multiple-Vehicle Crashes: 264
- Occupants of Other Vehicles in Crashes Involving Large Trucks: 2,834
- Non-occupants (Pedestrians, Cyclists, etc…): 439
Type of Injury
- Occupants of Large Trucks: 24,000
- Single-Vehicle Crashes: 9,000
- Multiple-Vehicle Crashes: 15,000
- Occupants of Other Vehicles In Crashes Involving Large Trucks:69,000
- Non-occupants (Pedestrians, Cyclists, etc…): 2,000