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Disturbing data on deadly large truck collisions

On Behalf of | Nov 29, 2022 | 18-Wheeler Accidents

A large truck accident could shatter your life, whether you suffer a serious injury firsthand or you lose someone you love in a crash. Sadly, far too many of these truck collisions continue to occur, and many happen because of a truck driver’s recklessness or a trucking company’s negligence. Because of the size of large trucks, a devastating outcome is especially likely when a collision occurs.

Unfortunately, these accidents continue to turn lives on end. From speeding and fatigue to the use of drugs or cell phones behind the wheel, truck drivers responsible for these serious crashes have to face consequences.

 Reviewing fatal large truck accident trends

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration states that during 2020, 13.49 deadly large truck collisions took place for every one million people in the U.S. Sadly, this represents a 27% increase in comparison to 2010. Over the course of 2020, 4,444 deadly truck accidents occurred, while 101,000 large truck collisions caused injuries.

The FMCSA reports that 82% of deadly large truck accidents occurred on weekdays and they frequently happen on Interstate highways and rural roads.

The aftermath of a deadly truck collision

If you lost someone you love due to a large truck crash, the emotional pain you experience could haunt you for the rest of your life. Aside from this devastating pain, you could also struggle with financial hurdles. For example, paying medical bills or funeral costs can become very burdensome for the families of those who die in large truck accidents. Make sure you have a clear understanding of resources that could help you and your family after a deadly large truck collision.