State Truck Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), thousands of people are injured or killed each year in traffic accidents involving large trucks. A large truck is defined as a truck weighing 10,000 pounds or more. During 2015, over 4 in 5 accidents involved a heavy large truck weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Other names used to describe these trucks include semi-trucks, commercial trucks, tractor-trailers, big rigs, and 18-wheelers.
More than 433,000 accidents involving large trucks were reported during 2015. According to the updated figures from the NHTSA, 4,067 people died, and 116,000 people were injured in trucking accidents during 2015.
Do you want to know how the truck accident statistics for your state? Click on a state below to see how your state compared to the national statistics for heavy truck traffic accidents.