A major accident involving an RV and a tractor-trailer occurred on I-19 in Green Valley, AZ causing major delays on the roadway [Source: Tucson News Now]. The accident occurred around 10:50 a.m. near milepost 41 and took officials over an hour to get traffic back flowing again. While the news source didn’t report whether anyone sustained any injuries or if the accident was fatal, traffic collisions, including those involving commercial vehicles, seem to be occurring all too frequently on Arizona roadways.
Large Truck Crash Statistics
Did you know that in 2016, 3,986 people died in a collision involving a large truck? While 17% of those deaths were truck occupants themselves, 66% were those operating cars and other passenger vehicles. The reason the majority of deaths in these accidents were individuals who were driving in a passenger vehicle is that those who operate smaller cars are less protected than drivers of these much larger vehicles.
Some other shocking statistics provided by the Insurance Information Institute is presented below:
- 27% of deaths in large truck accidents in 2016 were in crashes involving tractor-trailers and 21% were in crashes involving single-unit trucks.
- 67% of large truck occupants killed in multiple-vehicle crashes in 2016 occurred in collisions involving another truck.
Where and when do most truck collisions occur?
Based on data analyzed from 2016, it appears most of the fatal truck accidents that occurred were on other major roadways aside from interstates and freeways with 2,373 deaths recorded. The number of deaths that occurred on interstates and freeways for 2016 was recorded at 1,277.
In terms of when the majority of fatal truck accidents occurred in 2016, 48% happened between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The timeframe that had the most deaths recorded was 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
What should I do if I was recently involved in a truck accident in Arizona?
If you or the passengers traveling with you sustained an injury, whether it is minor or severe, you will likely want to consult with a truck accident lawyer at Schneider & Onofry, P.C. The reason being is that you may have a case on your hands and if you proceed in the proper manner, you could be entitled to collect compensation for your injuries. There are various types of damages, including pain and suffering that a truck crash victim is entitled to but an experienced attorney is a professional who can best determine how much this might be.
Another reason you should consider contacting Schneider & Onofry, P.C. is because some investigating and planning is going to need to be done. The team of lawyers at this firm will work with insurance companies and other liable parties to determine how you can retain a favorable outcome for the misfortune you have now been faced with. So, if your accident occurred in Phoenix, Yuma, or Tucson, contact this firm today to schedule your consultation where you can further discuss what type of assistance you might need and how these lawyers can help you.