Deadliest States for Truck Crashes
Commercial trucking accidents can pose more complexities in an injury case, in part because there’s generally going to be at least three parties involved: the two drivers in a collision, and the truck driver’s company. This may mean a more complicated road towards a justified level
of compensation, which highlights the importance of having the best legal representation possible if you are involved in such a case. Report Reveals Deadliest States for Truck Crashes Texas had the largest number of truck-related fatalities in the nation by a wide margin, according to a new infographic. The Lone Star State recorded 643 fatal truck crashes in 2020 — the most recent year data is available — according to an infographic by the Truck Safety Coalition. It lists the 12 states with the highest incidents of truck-involved fatalities, based on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data. California was a distant second, with 398 fatalities in 2020, while Florida was the only other state over 300, with 344 recorded deaths.
The rest of the top 10 were as follows:
• Georgia – 234
• Tennessee – 179
• Illinois – 178
• North Carolina – 170
• Indiana – 153
• Ohio – 149
• Alabama – 141
• Pennsylvania – 133
• South Carolina – 132
Preliminary NHTSA data for 2021 estimates that large truck fatalities in 2021 were 13 percent higher than in 2020, reaching 5,600 deaths. The research included a ranking of states with the most deaths per 100,000 population; only two states appeared on both lists. In order, the
states with the highest number of truck-related fatalities per-capita were Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Arkansas, Montana, Alabama, Idaho, Mississippi, North Dakota, Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina.