Trucks tend to be some of the largest vehicles on the road. For that reason, it is not surprising that accidents involving pickups and other kinds of trucks cause a great deal of property damage, personal injury and losses in productivity. However, a recent study that focused on trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds has documented some facts about truck accidents that are considerably alarming.
The study investigated a sample of Tennessee truck accidents over a period of five years. The authors of the study utilized a variety of factors to arrive at their results. These included the driver and the type of vehicle involved. The investigation reviewed 1,134 accidents. Of those accidents, 101 were single-vehicle crashes, and 1,033 were multi-vehicle crashes.