In Cincinnati and across the nation semi-trucks and buses play an integral role in interstate commerce. Because of semi-trucks, oranges grown in California can reach store shelves in New York. However, truck accidents have the potential to be deadly affairs.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, over 4,000 large trucks and buses were involved in a deadly accident in 2015. This is an 8 percent uptick when compared to the number of deadly accidents involving large trucks and buses 2014. The amount of deadly large truck and bus accidents has gone up 26 percent since 2009, but is down from its peak of over 5,000 deadly accidents involving large trucks and buses in 2005.