National Large Truck Accidents
The U.S. Department of Transportation reports in its most recent statistics that there were 3,921 people killed and 104,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks in the United States over the last reported year.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, large truck crashes resulted in over 104,000 injuries and 3,921 fatalities in 2012. That is the reason why safety on the road is so important, especially when it comes to big trucks. When we drive defensively, it can help reduce these devastating numbers.
On June 9, tbo.com reported a fatal semi truck accident that occurred recently in New Jersey. The incident occurred when a sleep-deprived semi truck driver crashed into the back of a limo, killing comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair and injuring comedian Tracy Morgan who suffered a broken femur, a broken nose and broken ribs. Morgan underwent surgery for his leg and is reported to be in critical condition at the time of this posting.
While there are many causes for auto accidents, sleep deprivation is one of the more common ones. In fact, drowsy driving leads to thousands of crashes each year. This has become a serious problem for truck drivers in particular since their jobs require them to work for long hours on the road, day after day.