Idaho Fatal Truck Accident Statistics
Idaho has a higher fatality rate than the US average with 13.05 deaths per 100,000 as opposed to the national rate of 10.92 per 100,000, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Of the fatalities that occurred involving a truck, the majority of them happened with a utility light truck in 2015.
Pickup trucks account for the second highest rate with vans coming in third and large trucks in fourth place. The numbers have remained consistent since 2011 for vans and large trucks while both utility and pickup trucks have seen a major increase. In fact, the number of fatalities involving a utility truck has doubled with 20 in 2011 and 42 in 2015. Pickup truck deaths have seen similar results with 28 deaths reported in 2011 and 38 in 2015.
While van-related fatalities were the same at eight in 2011 and 2015, they are up from just three deaths in 2013 and 2014. Fatalities involving a large truck have similar results. Five were reported in both 2011 and 2015 while only two were reported in 2012.
It’s interesting to note that the majority of fatalities involving a large truck occurred in Ada County, which had previously reported none from 2011 through 2014. Second was Canyon County, which has remained steady during the same period and Lincoln County.
Canyon County also reports the most fatalities involving a light truck with 11 for 2015. Coming in behind them are Kootenai County with eight, Bonner County with eight and Ada County with seven. All three of these counties saw a drastic increase from previous years where they often had fewer than three fatalities involving a truck. The majority of counties in Idaho held steady from the previous years with very little variation in the number of truck-related fatalities.