Nevada Fatal Truck Accident Statistics
Nevada is just slightly over the national average for motor vehicle fatalities in 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The US average is 10.92 per 100,000 population while Nevada has 11.24 deaths.
Utility trucks are the primary category responsible for truck fatalities in Nevada, but the number hasn’t increased much from 2011, which saw 39 deaths. In 2015, the number was 40, which was up from previous years. The lowest year was 2013 with only 16 fatalities.
Pickup trucks rank second in truck-related fatalities, but the numbers have gone up from 2011. There were 28 deaths in 2015, up from 18 in 2011. The numbers have fluctuated with 2013 being the second highest year before dropping again in 2014 with 20.
Vans and large trucks have been involved in only a few deaths in Nevada, and the numbers have not increased. In fact, fatalities with large trucks have gone down slightly from 6 in 2011 to 5 in 2015. Van-related deaths have seen a slight increase from 7 in 2011 to 9 in 2015, but they had gone down from 2013 when there were 11.
Clark County led the number of fatalities involving a large truck with 13, which was far ahead of the second place county, Nye County, with three. This is not surprising since Clark County is the location of Las Vegas, where much of the traffic lies. Not surprisingly, Clark County also has the most fatalities involving a light truck or van with 32. The county held steady in the upper 20s for 2011 through 2013 before declining in 2014 with 23. In second place is Washoe County with 10, which is also an increase from previous years. Most counties have held steady with only slight increases or decreases in the number of fatalities each year.