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Truck Accident Fatality and Injury Facts [Infographic]

Large Trucks and Fatal Crash Data

The National Safety Council reports that in 2019, 5,005 large trucks were involved in fatal crashes, which was a 43% increase since 2010. In 2019, the following data was reported on the injury rate relating to truck accidents:

  • 69% of truck crash injuries were sustained by occupants of other vehicles
  • 29% of truck crash injuries were sustained by truck occupants
  • 2% of truck crash injuries were sustained by non-occupants (pedestrians, bicyclists)

This infographic illustrates how truck crashes happen, where they happen most, and the deadliest months of the year.

How Common Are Truck Accidents?

Most Common Causes of Truck Crashes

  • Drowsy drivers
  • Distracted drivers
  • Intoxicated drivers

Truck Crash Fatalities

  • More than 50% of fatal large truck accidents occurred on rural roads.
  • About 25% of fatal truck crashes occurred on interstates
  • 64% of truck crashes happened during daylight hours
  • 6% of truck crashes occurred in construction zones

The Deadliest Month

  • More truck crash fatalities happened in September.
  • February had the least number of fatalities

Data Source: National Safety Council - Injury Facts

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