TRUCK ACCIDENT FACTS AND STATISTICS
Being involved in a truck accident is devastating not only to the injured, but to the entire family. Often time the after math of a truck accident is catastrophic and sometimes fatal.
There were a total of 361 fatal truck accident fatalities in California according to the Federal motor carrier safety administration in 2017. 31.9 % of all truck related fatalities had at least one driver related factor recorded. Speeding of truck drivers was the number one contributing factor in all truck related accidents. Distracted driving came in second place.
TRUCK DRIVER NEGLIGENCE; LEADING CAUSE OF FATALITIES
WEATHER CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO TRUCK ACCIDENTS
Surprisingly 66.1% of all fatal crashes involving large trucks happened in clear weather conditions. Only 8.1% occurred when it was raining and 1.8% occurred in the presence of fog, smog or smoke.