Alabama Fatal Truck Accident Statistics

Alabama Fatal Truck Accident Statistics

Like many states, Alabama traffic fatalities have decreased since 2006. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 849 traffic deaths in 2015, as opposed to 1207 in 2006. The numbers have remained almost the same since 2009. However, Alabama fatality rates per 100,000 population are above the US average at 17.47 as opposed to 10.92.

Truck fatalities have remained almost the same since 2011 with only slight fluctuations. For instance, fatalities involving large trucks are the same for 2011 and 2015 with 16. However, the high point came in 2013 with 25. There was one fatality involving a bus in 2011 and 2015 with three in 2013.

Pickup and utility trucks yielded similar results on a larger scale. Pickup trucks are involved in the most truck-related fatalities. In 2011, there were 154 deaths recorded and that number increased by one to 155 in 2015. The number had dropped slightly in 2012 with 140 before again beginning to increase.

Utility trucks were involved in 112 deaths in 2011 and 2012 with 111 recorded for 2015. The high point came in 2013 where there were 137.

Jefferson County had the highest number of fatalities involving large trucks in 2015 with 11. This number was up from the previous two years, but down from the two years prior to that. Montgomery County came in second with eight fatalities.

For light truck fatalities, Jefferson County is in second place with 19. This number is dramatically less than what was recorded in 2011, 2012 and 2013 when the number of deaths due to light trucks were 34, 33 and 30, respectively. First place went to Mobile County with 28, which was up slightly from the previous year and a consistent increase over the period. Tuscaloosa and Baldwin counties each had 13. Interesting to note is the fact that for Tuscaloosa, this was a slight decrease while Baldwin doubled the previous year.

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