Our look at commercial and large truck accidents or crashes in Missouri begins with this summary of commercial motor vehicles in Missouri in 2021.
The immediate takeaway is that commercial motor vehicle involved accidents are happening every day and that this never stops. There were 15,792 crashes of all kinds with a big or other heavy truck which means almost 44 crashes every day. (43.75 if you want to be precise.)
From those crashes, some 4253 people were injured in some way in 2021. That means, on average, 12 people got hurt every day in a commercial motor vehicle related accident seriously enough to warrant documenting by the Missouri Highway Patrol. Going a bit further, 146 people were killed in 2021 so on every third or fourth day in the year – someone died from an 18 wheeler crash or other commercial motor vehicle. And, of course, these accidents are not evenly distributed across the state, rather, they tend to be on major Highways like 44 and 70 and in big cities. RIght where most people live.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial motor vehicle accident in Missouri then contact truck accident lawyer Lawrence Flick for a free consultation to ensure you get full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
Summary of the Overall Statistics :
There were 130 fatal commercial vehicle accidents in Missouri in 2021.
A total of 146 people were killed in commercial vehicle accidents in Missouri in 2021.
There were 2907 personal injury commercial vehicle accidents in Missouri in 2021.
A total of 4253 people were injured in commercial vehicle accidents in Missouri in 2021.
There were 12755 commercial vehicle property only accidents in Missouri in 2021.
There were 15792 total commercial vehicle accidents in Missouri in 2021.
Other 2021 Commercial Motor Vehicle / Truck Accidents Statistics
Source: These statistics are for 2021 and were developed by Missouri State Highway Patrol Statistical Analysis Center.