Large Truck Crash Overview 2011

In 2011, there were: 3,341 large truck fatal crashes; 3,608 large trucks in fatal crashes; and 3,757 people killed in large truck fatal crashes. Another 88,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks. Seventeen percent of those killed, and 26% of those injured, were occupants of large trucks. From 2001 through 2011, the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes dropped from 4,823 to 3,608—down by 25%. From 2007 through 2011, the number of large trucks in fatal crashes per 100 million vehicle miles traveled by large trucks declined from 1.52 to 1.35—down 11%. The corresponding rate for passenger vehicles fell from 1.66 to 1.29—a decline of 22%. Additional data including blood alcohol content, seat belt usage, vehicle characteristics, and crash characteristics is also included in this report.

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    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    Analysis Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 2013-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 6p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01497273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FMCSA-RRA-13-002
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 29 2013 9:23AM