Are you interested in knowing how many truck accidents really take place in Pennsylvania? If you've been in a crash recently, this information about how many trucks are typically involved in accidents may be something you can use to help support your case in court. This report from the U.S. Department of Transportation breaks down some statistics to give you a better idea of how many trucks are involved in crashes all around the nation. For example, in April 2014, it was reported that a total of 1,476 trucks were involved in crashes in the state of Pennsylvania.
What you may like hearing is that the number of truck accidents has been dropping over the last several years. In 2010, for example, there were 5,507 crashes involving trucks like semis or tractor-trailers. The numbers have continued to drop over the last few years, with 4,884 trucks being involved in accidents in 2011, 3,926 being involved in crashes in 2012 and 3,882 being involved in crashes in 2013.There is no reported reason for the sudden drop between 2013 and 2014, although it's possible new laws or changes to trucking regulations could have made an impact. Not all states have seen a drop in the number of accidents, though, so it's likely to have been something changed at the state level. For instance, New York saw a rise in the number of accidents between 2012 and 2013; in 2012, the state had 3775 and in 2013, the state had 4,088.