Trucking Accidents

Truck Accident Statistics

Nashville Truck Accident Attorneys

Due to the speed, size, and weight of commercial trucks, crashes involving these vehicles are more devastating than collisions of other types. For example, over a tenth of all passenger vehicle fatalities occurred when a large truck was involved. Other statistics regarding truck accidents are equally alarming.

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Truck Accident Statistics

The following statistics have been compiled from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) data.

Semi Truck Accident Trends

  • There was a five percent increase in fatal trucking accidents from 2011 to 2012
  • There was a three percent increase in all trucking and bus crashes from 2011 to 2012
  • Truck accidents leading to fatalities decreased 17 percent from 2002 to 2012
  • Truck accidents leading to injuries decreased from 18 percent from 2002 to 2012

Semi Truck Crash Trends

  • While 23% of accidents involving large trucks resulted in at least one injury, only 1% resulted in at least one fatality.
  • 63% of fatal large truck crashes involve more than one vehicle.
  • Around two-thirds of large truck crashes happen on rural roads, as opposed to urban interstate highways where 24% of large truck crashes occur.
  • 36% of all fatal crashes involving a large truck occur at night.

Trends for Vehicles Involved

  • Truck tractors pulling a single semi-trailer (aka “singles”) accounted for 61% of fatal accidents involving large trucks.
  • “Double” trailer trucks accounted for 3% of fatal accidents involving large trucks.
  • “Triple” trailer trucks accounted for only 1% of fatal accidents involving large trucks.

Trends for People Involved

  • 206 of the 3,753 drivers of large trucks involved in fatal crashes were 25 years old or younger.
  • Just three percent of truck drivers involved in fatal accidents were female.
  • Of people riding in large trucks at the time of fatal accident, 85% were drivers and 15% were passengers.

Data indicate that while accidents involving large commercial trucks has decreased overall in the past decade, rates spiked again in recent years.

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