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Michigan Truck Accident Statistics

Below are 2017 statistics about Michigan truck accidents. They represent the most current data available from Michigan Traffic Crash Facts (for “Heavy Truck/Bus Involved Crashes”):

Michigan truck accident deaths and injuries:

  • There were 13,416 accidents involving trucks.
  • There were 96 fatal truck crashes.
  • There were 2,437 injury truck accidents.

Causes of these truck accidents:

  • Truck drivers speeding: 510 crashes, 2 fatal crashes, 125 injury crashes
  • Truck drivers failing to yield and disregarding traffic lights: 813 crashes, 5 fatal crashes, 214 injury crashes
  • Truck drivers unable to stop in assured clear distance: 1,226 crashes, 5 fatal crashes, 310 injury crashes
  • Truckers improperly using the lane: 705 crashes, 0 fatal crashes, 57 injury crashes
  • Truckers driving carelessly and negligently: 268 accidents, 3 fatal crashes, 69 injury crashes

If you’ve been in a truck accident in Michigan, don’t settle for becoming just another statistic at the hands of irresponsible truck companies. Call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028 for a free consultation. Or you can request a case evaluation by filling out our contact form.