The recently released statistic is very disturbing. An 8.7% increase in commercial trucking crashes, according to a report released by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NITSA). Sadly, it is now documented that large truck accidents are becoming more frequent. When they do happen, they almost always result in serious injury, brain injury, and/or wrongful death.
NHTSA said in its annual report that 3,675 people died in trucking related accidents in 2010, an increase of 295 over the 3,380 fatalities in 2009. The number injured in trucking accidents increased 12% from 17,000 to 19,000. (Those number are surely rounded off.) NHTSA did not clearly identify a cause, but increased truck traffic due to gradual economic recovery is likely a major factor.
Originally Posted On: December 20, 2011 by Ken Shigley, President of Georgia Bar
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