Date:April 21, 2014
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the rate of truck accidents and fatalities has begun to creep up after several years of decline. In 2011, the most recent year for which data are available, 3,757 people died in collisions with trucks, an 11.2 percent increase over 2009’s record low. Nearly three times as many people die in truck accidents as die in aviation, boating and railroad accidents combined. For more information, see this Truck Safety Alert published by the American Association for Justice.