For 2000, preliminary estimates indicate that 79 percent of the total injuries involving large-truck crashes were occupants of other vehicles or outside the large truck.
|Injured persons involving large trucks||142,000||140,000|
|Injured persons involving large trucks percent change from previous year||11.81||-1.41|
NOTE: Large trucks are trucks over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating.
SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Analysis Division, Large Truck Crash Profile: The 1999 National Picture, available at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/factsfigs/mchsstats.htm, and 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