A large truck rumbling down the highway is a common sight, particularly in western Pennsylvania. What many people don’t realize is that injuries caused by truck crashes are on the rise.
Over a recent nine-year period, the number of truck crash injuries jumped 96%, while the number of truck crash fatalities increased by 41%, according to one safety group. In Pennsylvania specifically there were 803 fatalities in crashes that involved a large truck from 2011-15. One of the factors that regularly comes up in these incidents? Fatigue.