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  • In 2009 there were 3,380 fatalities and 74,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks in the US. A total of 296,000 large trucks (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds) were involved in traffic crashes during 2009.
  • Drop in fatalities:  In 2009, fatalities in crashes involving large trucks dropped by 20 percent from 2008
  • In California there were 4,205 total fatalities due to auto accidents:  of those 262 involved large trucks
  • One-third (33 percent) of all fatal crashes and one-fifth (20 percent) of all property damage only crashes involving large trucks occurred at night
  • Injuries in large truck crashes made up 4 percent of all injuries in motor vehicle crashes in 2005

For More Information Check Out:

National Highway Transportation Safety 2009 Traffic Safety Facts for Large Trucks
US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration  Large Truck Crash Statistics
Truck Accidents at Freeway Ramps: Data Analysis and High-Risk Site Identification