Georgia Fatal Truck Accident Statistics
Georgia has seen a slight decline in the overall number of fatalities since 2006, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2006, there were 1693 fatalities, and in 2015 that number dropped to 1430. However, Georgia continues to be above the US average in fatality rates per 100,000 at 14.00 as compared to the national average of 10.92.
Truck fatalities have actually increased slightly from 2011 to 2015. The numbers have held fairly steady with only small changes. For instance, pickup trucks, which are involved in the most truck accident deaths, have increased from 206 in 2011 to 212 in 2015. During the years in between, the numbers actually dropped.
Utility trucks are second in this category with 171 in 2011 and 184 in 2015. The numbers also decreased in 2012 through 2014. Van-related deaths were similar with 41 in 2011 and 50 in 2015. The high point came in 2013 with 47 while the low point was just a year later with 31.
The number of deaths involving large trucks remained relatively the same with 27 in 2011 and 26 in 2015. There was one bus-related death in 2011 and none in 2015.
DeKalb County reported the most fatalities involving large trucks for 2015 with 10. This is a slight increase over the previous year. Henry County came in second with eight, which was a much higher number than the two reported in 2014.
Gwinnett County had the highest number of light truck-related fatalities for 2015 with 16, which was double the year prior. Henry County was right behind with 14, which was also a significant increase. DeKalb County also had 14, but it was a much lower increase in number. Fulton County dropped by half from 18 in 2014 to 9 in 2015.