Group's Study Finds Deadly Trend in Car-Truck Crashes: Indiana 10th in Deaths of Those in Smaller Vehicles

The article reviews a Road Information Project study of two-vehicle accidents between a large truck and a smaller vehicle. The preliminary results indicate that the above two-vehicle accidents result in 46 smaller vehicle occupants being killed for every large truck passenger killed. The study focused on Indiana and discovered that the state has nor escaped the problem, especially with its heavy concentration of industry in Northwest Indiana: from 1998 to 2002, Indiana ranked 10th in large truck related fatalities of passengers in smaller vehicles. In total, 698 smaller vehicle drivers or passengers died.


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  • Accession Number: 01001067
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2005 10:13PM