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Vehicles Table 20. Large Trucks in Fatal Crashes with Passenger Vehicles by Crash Type and Driver-Related Factors Recorded, 2020

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Crash Type Fatal Crashes Crashes with Driver-Related Factors Recorded: For Large Truck: Number Crashes with Driver-Related Factors Recorded: For Large Truck: Percent Crashes with Driver-Related Factors Recorded: For Passenger Vehicle: Number Crashes with Driver-Related Factors Recorded: For Passenger Vehicle: Percent
Large Truck Rear-Ending Passenger Vehicle 118 66 55.9% 60 50.8%
Passenger Vehicle Rear-Ending Large Truck 400 59 14.8% 271 67.8%
Large Truck Crossing Center Median (Head-On) 37 32 86.5% 7 18.9%
Passenger Vehicle Crossing Center Median (Head-On) 395 16 4.1% 349 88.4%
Large Truck Striking Passenger Vehicle (Other) 865 177 20.5% 688 79.5%
Passenger Vehicle Striking Large Truck (Other) 393 141 35.9% 236 60.1%
Other Collision 133 36 27.1% 92 69.2%
Total 2,341 527 22.5% 1,703 72.7%
aOnly crashes with specific Driver-Related Factors (DRFs) (including speeding, distractions, impairments, failure to yield right of way, etc.) are counted in these columns. Crashes with DRFs of “Unknown,” “Not Reported,” etc. are no longer counted in these columns.
Notes: A large truck is defined as a truck with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of greater than 10,000 pounds. A passenger vehicle is defined as a car or light truck (including pickups, vans, and sport utility vehicles).  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.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).
Last updated: Thursday, September 29, 2022