Connecticut Fatal Truck Accident Statistics
Connecticut reported 266 traffic deaths for 2015, which is an increase from 2014 with 248. At the same time, it was a decrease from 2013, which reported 286 and other years, which reported more than 300 deaths, including 2006, 2008 and 2010. The average rate of fatalities per 100,000 population for the state is 7.41 as compared with the national average of 10.92.
The number of truck fatalities has increased from prior years with a few fluctuations. Utility trucks are involved in the majority of accidents involving a truck with a total of 27 reported fatalities for 2015 compared to the 21 reported in 2011. The high point for this category came in 2013 with 37 reported deaths.
Pickup trucks were involved in 15 fatalities in 2015 compared with 12 in 2011. This was the high point for this reporting period along with 2012, which also reported 15 fatalities. Large truck-related deaths doubled from four in 2011 to eight in 2015 while deaths involving vans decreased from eight in 2011 to four in 2015.
The three easternmost counties in the state had the highest number of large truck deaths. Tolland, Windham, and New London counties reported six large truck-related deaths for 2015. This was an increase for all three from the previous year. Other counties within the state reported between one and five deaths involving large trucks.
Tolland and Windham counties were the only two counties to report zero deaths involving light trucks for the same year. Hartford County reported nine deaths while Litchfield and Middlesex counties reported seven for 2015. New Haven County reported 14, which was a significant increase from the year before. New London came in with six, which was a slight increase in the country from 2014 but was a decline from 2013.