In the last few years the rate at which trucking crashes occur has been steeply increasing. Unfortunately because these incidents are scattered throughout the country, they gain less media attention then they deserve. It is important to remember how dangerous these semi trucks are when on the road. Here are some salient facts about trucking collisions in the U.S.
- Nearly half of all trucking wrecks are between a truck and a passenger vehicle
- 98% of semi truck crashes result in one or more fatalities
- Nearly 4,000 people are killed each year from trucking collisions
- Over 100,000 people each year are injured from trucking incidents
It is important to remember these facts when sharing the road with a semi truck. For more information and some tips on staying safe near trucks, visit our earlier blog post: http://kitricklaw.com/trucking-cases/