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Vehicles Table 19. Large Trucks in Crashes with Passenger Vehicles by Crash Type and Severity, 2019

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  Fatal Crashes: Number Fatal Crashes: Percent Injury Crashes: Number Injury Crashes: Percent Property Damage Only Crashes: Number Property Damage Only Crashes: Percent
Large Truck Rear-Ending Passenger Vehicle 86 3.7% 12,000 17.7% 29,000 12.8%
Passenger Vehicle Rear-Ending Large Truck 392 16.7% 12,000 18.0% 25,000 11.0%
Large Truck Crossing Center Median (Head-On) 51 2.2% * 0.3% * 0.1%
Passenger Vehicle Crossing Center Median (Head-On) 419 17.9% * 0.6% 1,000 0.2%
Large Truck Striking Passenger Vehicle (Other) 867 37.0% 24,000 35.5% 67,000 29.7%
Passenger Vehicle Striking Large Truck (Other) 398 17.0% 13,000 19.4% 65,000 29.0%
Other Collision 131 5.6% 6,000 8.5% 39,000 17.2%
Total 2,344 100.0% 67,000 100.0% 225,000 100.0%
*Less than 500 or less than 0.05 percent.
Notes: A large truck is defined as a truck with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds. A passenger vehicle is defined as a car or light truck (including pickups, vans, and sport utility vehicles). Individual numbers may not add up to the totals due to independent rounding. Percentages are based on unrounded numbers.  Only crashes involving two motor vehicles, one of which was a large truck and one of which was a passenger vehicle, are included in this table.
Sources: Fatal Crashes: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Injury and Property Damage Only Crashes: NHTSA, Crash Report Sampling System (CRSS).
Last updated: Monday, January 30, 2023