If you become involved in a large truck collision, the likelihood of sustaining a serious injury is especially high. Due to the massive size of large trucks and other factors (such as trucker fatigue and the difficulty truckers can have bringing their rig to a stop), these accidents often have devastating outcomes.
It is a good idea to review data on large truck accident injuries and deaths in order to understand the risks you face on the road. Moreover, if you become involved in a large truck accident, make sure you stand up for your rights.
How many injuries occur as a result of large truck accidents?
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the number of buses and large truck accidents resulting in injuries increased by 8% between 2016 and 2018. In 2018, 121,000 large truck and bus crashes caused injuries.
Moreover, the number of injury accidents involving buses and large trucks went up by 62% between 2009 and 2015. In 2009, 60,000 large truck and bus accidents resulted in injuries.
How many fatalities occur due to large truck collisions?
Aside from the increase in the number of injury accidents, fatal bus and large truck accidents also increased between 2009 and 2018. In 2009, 3,432 of these accidents proved fatal, while the number of fatal crashes increased by 45% to more than 5,000 fatal accidents in 2018.
With an increasing number of serious injuries and even deaths, it is vital to watch out for large trucks on the road. If you are struggling due to the aftermath of an accident, explore your options.