According to a recent study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2012, 12 percent (3,921) of all the motor vehicle traffic fatalities involved large trucks (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds). Of the fatalities that resulted from crashes involving large trucks, 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles, 18 percent were occupants of large trucks, and 10 percent were non-occupants.
Large trucks accounted for 8 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes and 3 percent of all vehicles involved in injury and property-damage-only crashes in 2012. More than two-thirds (71%) of the large trucks involved in fatal crashes in 2012 collided with other motor vehicles in transport. If you have any questions about commercial trucking accidents call The Simon Law Firm, P.C.