The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have released truck and
large bus fatality statistics for 2014. Each edition of
Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts contains descriptive statistics about property-damage-only, injury, and
fatal accidents involving large buses and trucks.
The 2014 FMCSA & NHTSA FARS Report reveals that fatal truck accidents
have increased since 2010:
2010: 3,957 fatalities
2011: 4,043 fatalities
2012: 4,208 fatalities
2013: 4,278 fatalities
2014: 4,161 fatalities
For the purposes of the study, a large truck is defined as a truck with
a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds. A bus is defined
as any motor vehicle designed to transport nine or more passengers, including
The information in this report was compiled by the Analysis Division of
the FMCSA. The major sources for the data include the Fatality Analysis
Reporting System (FARS), the General Estimates System (GES), and the Motor
Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) Crash File. The study also
relied on highway statistics providing data on crash causation and fault.
The report is divided into four chapters: crashes, vehicles in crashes,
people in crashes, and drivers in crashes.
To view the full text of the report, please
visit the FMCSA online.
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Statistics show that fatal truck accidents are steadily rising across the
country. If your loved one has lost their lives in a preventable bus accident or
truck accident, we encourage you to contact Terry D. Jackson, P.C. to speak with a Georgia
truck accident lawyer. With more than 90 years of combined experience,
we have what it takes to help you recover compensation for the
wrongful death of your family member. We have secured some of the largest verdicts in
the state in truck accident cases.
Request a free consultation with our firm so that we can assess the details of your accident and determine
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