Wisconsin Fatal Truck Accident Statistics
For the year 2015, Wisconsin reported 566 traffic deaths, which is a dramatic decrease from the 724 recorded in 2006, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, the number is a slight increase from the 506 reported in 2014.
Wisconsin remains below the national average per 100,000 population at 9.81, as compared to 10.92 for the US as a whole. For fatal truck accidents, changes over the period from 2011 to 2015 have been minor. Large truck-related fatalities have dropped from 10 in 2011 to 8 in 2015 with the highest year being 2013 in which there were 13 deaths.
Fatalities involving a pickup truck have dropped from 73 in 2011 to 70 in 2015. It is interesting to note that pickup-related fatalities continued to decline after 2011 until 2015 when they went up from 64 in 2014.
Utility trucks were involved in 64 deaths in 2011 and increased the year after that with 72 in 2012. The decline began in 2013 with 71 until 2015 when there were 56 deaths. Van-related deaths had also steadily declined from 32 in 2011 to 25 in 2015.
Rock County held the top spot in 2015 for the number of large truck fatalities with five. This was an increase from previous years. Several counties held second place with three for the year, while many counties had two or fewer.
Milwaukee County takes first place for light truck fatalities with 16, which is an increase from previous years. Bayfield County is in second place with seven, which is a dramatic increase from zero for the previous two years and one from the year before that. Most other counties report fewer than four for total deaths related to light trucks for 2015 with several having zero or only one fatality.