Trucking Accident Statistics for Alton, Illinois
Have you seen the numbers? Truck accident rates may be lower than car accident rates, but they’re just as dangerous.
Here are some Alton truck accident statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration:
- Alton experiences fewer than 5 fatal truck accidents each year.
- “[Nationwide], 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 40 percent between 2009 and 2017. From 2016 to 2017, the number of fatal crashes involving large trucks or buses increased by 8 percent.
- “On average, from 2007 to 2017, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 40 percent and 35 percent, respectively, of all buses involved in fatal crashes.
- “From 2016 to 2017, The number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes increased 10 percent, from 4,251 to 4,657, and the large truck involvement rate (large trucks involved in fatal crashes per 100 million miles traveled by large trucks) increased 6 percent, from 1.48 to 1.56.
- “Of the approximately 450,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2017, there were 4,237 (1 percent) fatal crashes and 344,000 (23 percent) injury crashes.
- “In 2017, 30 percent of work zone fatal crashes and 12 percent of work zone injury crashes involved at least one large truck. Fatal crashes often call for a wrongful death lawsuit, with the help of an Alton truck accident lawyer.