Vermont Fatal Truck Accident Statistics
Vermont reported a total of 57 traffic fatalities for 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This number is up from 2014, which reported 44, but down from 2013 with 69 and 2012 with 77. Overall, Vermont is below the national average of 10.92 fatalities per 100,000 population with a rate of 9.10.
For the most part, truck fatalities are also down from 2011 to 2015. The one exception is in regards to utility truck-related deaths, which have increased from 6 in 2011 to 10 in 2015. The numbers have fluctuated in the years between with the high point coming in 2013 with 11 and the low point coming just one year later with four in 2014.
Pickup truck-related deaths have also dropped from six in 2011 to two in 2015. The high point came in 2012, which reported nine deaths. Van-related fatalities dropped from four in 2011 to one in 2015. Deaths involving large trucks have fluctuated between one and two each year during this same period. The only year to report two deaths came in 2012.
Five counties in Vermont reported between one and five large truck traffic deaths for 2015, which includes Essex, Caledonia, Addison, Rutland, and Windsor. The other counties reported zero big truck accident fatalities.
Statistics are similar for light trucks involved in fatal crashes with all of the counties reporting between one and five fatalities, except for a few which had zero. For example, Rutland reported four fatalities in 2015, which was an increase over previous years. Caledonia and Chittenden counties reported two deaths for the year in this category, along with Lamoille. Other counties reported either one or zero fatalities involving light trucks for the year. For many counties, this number was either steady or lower than previous years.