Pennsylvania Truck Accident Statistics (Updated 2023)

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Date: September 21, 2023

We all know the panic that sinks in when passing a large 18-wheeler on the highway, worrying that your tiny sedan is invisible to the driver. Unfortunately, your panic is valid. According to a data report conducted by Kyle Fretwell, a researcher and data journalist, there are 160,000 truck accidents a year, of which 32% result in injury and 3% of which are fatal. In 2022 alone, over 75,000 individuals were injured in a truck accident.

In a chart presented by Fretwell, data shows that from 2008 to now, the number of people injured in truck accidents has almost doubled. Perhaps as a result of the increased use of technology while operating vehicles. Getting in any car accident is dangerous, but colliding with a full-size truck presents a new level of hazard. And the worst part? Truck accidents are far from uncommon. In fact, research determined that 12.5% of fatal car accidents involved a truck.

If you are involved in a truck accident, DLP Law can help ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.

At Dougherty Leventhal and Price, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our clients. If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident, reach out to our seasoned attorneys today. Remember… Injury? Call DLP! (570) C-A-L-L-D-L-P.


Julia Kourpas