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.
|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