Car Accident. More than 30,000 people die and 1.5 million are injured each year in car accidents. Speeding, distracted driving (such as cellphone use or texting), driver fatigue, drunk driving, and running red lights cause some of the worst accidents and deaths to drivers and their passengers.
Truck Accident. One in 10 deadly traffic accidents each year involves a large truck. Each year, large trucks, buses, semis, tractor trailers, and big rigs cause more than 30,700 deaths and 1.5 million injuries. Truck drivers have very large blind spots, take wider turns, and take a lot longer to stop than a car. Truck drivers do cause some accidents, but they can also be the victims when another driver is not mindful of being extra cautious around a large truck.
Motorcycle Accident. More than 4,400 motorcyclists die and 90,000 sustain injuries each year in accidents nationwide. Motorcycle riders are 39 times more likely to die in an accident and 8 times more at risk for injuries than car occupants. Motorcyclists are more susceptible to road hazards and weather conditions, and they are less visible to other drivers, making them more at-risk for accidents.
Auto/Pedestrian Accident. More than 4,000 pedestrians die and 59,000 pedestrians sustain injuries each year in accidents involving motor vehicles. Many of these accidents are caused by drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way when turning at an intersection. In urban areas, the number of pedestrian accidents increase because parked vehicles can impair a driver’s visibility.
Auto/Bicyclist Accident. More than 600 people die and 51,000 suffer injuries each year in accidents involving an automobile and bicycles. Motorists have a harder time seeing bicyclists, so they are more vulnerable to being cut off or hit by a vehicle.