FMCSA: Fatal and injury crashes involving large trucks on the rise

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FMCSA: Fatal and injury crashes involving large trucks on the rise

The FMCSA recently released new statistics about fatal, injury, and property damage crashes involving large trucks and buses.

Here are some highlights from that report:

  • There was a 34-percent decrease in the number of fatal crashes involving large trucks or buses between 2005 and 2009, followed by an increase of 28 percent between 2009 and 2016. From 2015 to 2016, the number of fatal crashes involving large trucks or buses increased by 6 percent.
  • The number of injury crashes involving large trucks or buses decreased steadily from 102,000 in 2002 to 60,000 in 2009 (a decline of 41 percent). Since then, it increased 62 percent to 97,000 in 2015. In 2016, there were an estimated 119,000 injury crashes, based on NHTSA’s new CRSS data collection.

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