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Construction Accidents and Trucks

Types of Construction Accidents Involving Trucks

Types of  Construction Accidents Involving Trucks

Rear-end collisions

into trucks by smaller vehicles are common in areas transitioning from normal traffic rules to construction zones with reduced speed, narrower lanes, and other hazards.

Types of  Construction Accidents Involving Trucks

Stationary-object collisions

occur throughout construction sites due to large machinery, road barriers, cones, and other equipment being parked or stored on site.

Types of  Construction Accidents Involving Trucks

Head-on collisions

are prevalent in areas where two lanes of traffic travel closer together because construction sites reduce lane space.

Accidents in Construction Zones

Accidents in  Construction Zones

Over 700 fatalities occurred from work zone vehicle collisions each year.

Accidents in  Construction Zones

Half of all fatal crashes in construction work zones involved a truck and a construction worker.

Accidents in  Construction Zones

More than 200 of the fatal crashes involved speeding or other negligent behavior by drivers.

Truck Safety in Road Work Zones and on Construction Sites