Some of the deadliest auto accidents involve a tractor-trailer and passenger vehicle. As you might imagine, the truck normally fairs better than the car. While you already know it’s important to remain focused on the road in front of you at all times, it’s important to recognize that just because you can see a truck doesn’t mean it can see you.
Kentucky Truck Accident Statistics
If you’re a resident of Kentucky and frequently hear about truck accidents, you may be wondering what the facts really are. These statistics come from the Kentucky Transportation Center’s Analysis of Traffic Crash Data.
- In Kentucky, a truck is a vehicle with a registered weight of 10,000 pounds or more.
- Counties with the highest truck accident rates contained an interstate highway or had a large number of coal trucks on the road.
- From 2012 to 2016 there was a 13 percent increase in truck accidents in Kentucky.
- In 2016, there were 9,380 truck crashes in Kentucky.
- On average, 61 percent of truck collisions involved impact at the front of the truck, 21 occurred in the rear, 11 percent happened on the left side, and 7 percent happened on the right side.