The Facts: Truck Crash Statistics in California
Over the past several years, the number of large trucks on our roads has increased, and along with that there has been an overall increase in crash rates and truck-related crash deaths.
At the state level, California has the second highest number of fatal truck collisions with 846 crashes (between 2015-2017). At the county level, Southern California counties dominate the list, with three of the top five and four of the top ten counties.
Since 1974, 208,809 people have been killed in large truck accidents – 146,123 of which were occupants of passenger vehicles. In that same time period, passenger vehicle occupants and non-occupants (pedestrians and bicyclists) have made up over 82 percent of all deaths in large truck crashes.
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