Thousands of deaths a year
“Fatal truck crashes… are all too common—happening nearly 11 times every single day in this country on average, and killing nearly 4,000 people each year, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.”
“On top of that, more than 100,000 people are injured every year in truck crashes. That’s as bad as if a commuter jet crashed every single week of the year, killing everyone on board. And the numbers have been getting worse: Truck-crash fatalities have increased since 2009…”
Excerpted from: Truck accidents surge: Why no national outcry?, by Eamon Javers and Jennifer Schlesinger, CNBC, July 30, 2014.
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