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Large truck crashes: A cause for concern in the U.S.

On Behalf of | Apr 14, 2020 | Injuries |

Truck crashes can lead to significant injuries for the people involved. In many cases, victims end up with debilitating injuries that they have to live with for the foreseeable future.

In 69% of cases, it’s occupants of cars and passenger vehicles that suffer fatal injuries when involved in a large-truck collision. Another 15 percent of those killed are motorcyclists, pedestrians or bicyclists. It’s hard to imagine that a normal day of driving could end in a truck crash, but it could happen.

Are there any facts that could help you avoid a crash with a truck?

Did you know that around 83% of all large truck crashes take place between Monday and Friday? It’s an interesting statistic that may help you make adjustments to your own schedule so that you can avoid driving near these large vehicles. Additionally, around 25% of fatal crashes with large trucks do take place on the interstate, so if you can avoid the interstate, you may be safer.

How significant are large-truck crashes in the U.S.?

Large-truck crashes were involved in approximately 87,000 cases where collisions led to injuries, which is something keep in mind. These vehicles have blind spots, and their drivers may have trouble seeing other vehicles around them. If you’re going to be driving around them, do your best to stay far behind or in front of the driver, and pass quickly if you’re going to be in the lane next to the large truck.

If you are injured in a large-truck crash, you can seek compensation for what you’ve been through. Our website has more on what you should do next.