Wisconsin Fatal Bus Accident Statistics
Wisconsin has a fatality rate below the national average per one million persons. The state rate is at 9.18, which is below the 11.19 reported for the US. Wisconsin’s rate had increased slightly from 2010 when it was reported to be 8.97. The population has held steady with a slight increase along with a slight increase in traffic fatalities as well.
There was a total of 56 fatalities from large vehicle accidents in 2015 for the state. This number is steady from 2014 when 55 were recorded. However, the number is down from the 83 reported in 2013. These deaths occurred as a result of 53 fatal crashes involving 57 large vehicles. This information is provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Only seven of the accidents involved single vehicles while the others included two or more vehicles. In fact, nationwide statistics show that most crashes involving a large truck or bus have one other vehicle involved.
A bus is defined as a vehicle that carries at least eight passengers and one driver. This definition includes school buses, intercity, and transport buses as well as van-buses.
The majority of large-vehicle traffic crashes occur on rural roads with the vehicle traveling between 50 and 55 mph. Most of them happen during the weekday and on dry pavement.
Around half of the counties in Wisconsin have reported at least one traffic fatality in 2015 with most of them in the southern portion of the state. For instance, Grant County reported just one while Green County had two. Rock County had a total of five for the year. On the northern side, Bayfield County had just one. St. Croix, which is located on the western side of the state, had three large-vehicle fatalities for the year.