Truck Accident Statistics


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Semi-truck accidents in Austin and across the state of Texas continue to occur on a regular basis. The following statistics may help the reader understand the gravity of the problem.

 

*Fifty percent (50%) of semi-truck accidents are two-vehicle collisions

*Nearly ninety percent (90%) of these accidents are semi-trucks colliding with a non semi-truck

*Forty-five percent (45%) of those injured in a semi-truck accident suffer debilitating, incapacitating injuries

*Nearly ten percent (10%) of individuals involved in semi-truck accidents are killed as a result

 

In other words, half of those who experience a semi-truck accident either suffer life-altering injuries or death. That is statistically significant – and confirms that semi-truck safety is a leading concern. The following are examples of reports of semi-truck accidents that occurred in the last few days.

 

*A semi-truck driver appeared to have taken a ramp too quickly and lost control of the rig. It traveled across several lanes of traffic and into oncoming vehicles where it struck an SUV and car. The rig then fell on top of the car. Three people were injured and the driver was charged.

 

*It appears that a commercial truck failed to stop at a red light – and sideswiped another car as it swerved to avoid the stopped vehicle in front of him – causing an SUV to roll multiple times and killing the driver inside. The accident remains under investigation at this time.

 

Greg Baumgartner is a Austin truck accident lawyer and the founder of the Baumgartner law firm, which is dedicated to helping personal injury victims seek civil justice. If you would like to speak with an Austin truck accident attorney call the Baumgartner firm.

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