INJURED PERSONS IN LARGE-TRUCK CRASHES

INJURED PERSONS IN LARGE-TRUCK CRASHES

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Injured Persons in Large-Truck Crashes (annual data)
Injured Persons in Large-Truck Crashes (annual data)   

For 2001, the data indicate that 76 percent of the total injuries involving large-truck crashes were occupants of other vehicles or outside the large truck.

Large-Truck Crashes 2000 2001
Injured persons involving large trucks 140,000 131,000
Injured persons involving large trucks percent change from previous year   -1.41   -6.43

NOTE: Large trucks are trucks over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2000 Traffic Safety Facts, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/ncsa/tsf2000/2000ovrfacts.pdf. 2001 numbers from NHTSA, 2001 Annual Assessment, available at: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/Rpts/2002/Assess01.pdf