In 2012, approximately 104,000 people were injured and 3,921 killed in motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks. The number of injuries was an 18 percent increase from 2011, while the death toll was a 4 percent increase. Residents of Maryland might be surprised about the causes of these crashes and the number of large trucks involved in state collisions.
A total of 45,637 vehicles were involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents across the country in 2012, and 3,802 of these vehicles, or 8.3 percent, were large trucks. In Maryland, a total of 704 vehicles were involved in deadly crashes, and 56 of these, or 8 percent, were large trucks, which is close to the national average. The number of these trucks involved in fatal Maryland crashes was 1.5 percent of the U.S. total for large truck involvement.