Truck and Bus Accident Statistics

Truck and Bus Accident Statistics

Truck and Bus Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  • In 2015, there were 4,067 truck accident fatalities.
  • 116,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks.
  • 82 percent of fatal crashes involving trucks are multiple-vehicle crashes.
  • 1 in 4 fatal truck accidents happens on the interstate.
  • Occupants of other vehicles are more likely to be killed than truck occupants—truck occupants accounted for 16 percent of fatalities in 2015 while other vehicle occupants accounted for 74 percent.
  • 86 percent of fatal truck accidents involved heavy large trucks (which have a gross vehicle weight rating of over 26,000 pounds.
  • Between 2005 and 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent of fatal accidents, school buses accounted for 41 percent, and transit buses accounted for 33 percent.
  • 115 people were killed in school bus accidents in 2015.

 

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