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Fatal 18-Wheeler Accidents: Facts and Figures

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Perhaps the most deadly type of accident that motorists can be invovled in are  trucking accidents with 18 wheel rigs and commercial trucks, particularly tractor trucks pulling semitrailers.

According to the latest data available from the University of Michigan’s Center for National Truck and Bus Statistics:

• An average of about 5,212 trucks are involved in a fatal traffic accident each year.

• Tractors pulling one semitrailer are the most common truck configuration involved, accounting for about 59% of all trucks involved in a fatal accident.

• Texas, California, and Florida had the greatest number of truck involvements over the period 2003 to 2007.

• The number of persons killed in accidents involving a truck decreased from 5,663 in 2004 to 5,248 in 2007.

• The number of truck drivers killed in traffic accidents increased from 700 in 2003 to 796 in 2007.

• An average of 368 pedestrians and 83 cyclists (bicycles, unicycles, tricycles) are killed each year in traffic accidents involving trucks.

If you or your loved one have been the victim of an accident caused by the negligence of an 18 wheeler, you should consult with an experienced truck accident attorney.

If you or your loved one have been the victim of an accident caused by the negligence of an 18 wheeler driver or mechanical failure, consult an experienced truck accident attorney at the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. to learn about your legal options. Call TOLL FREE at: 800 - 773 - 6770 or / and fill out the "Request More Information form on this page.

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