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Costs of large truck-involved crashes in the United States.
Accid Anal Prev 2004 Sep; 36(5):801-808
This study provides the estimates of the costs of highway crashes involving large trucks by type of truck involved. These costs represent the present value of all costs over the victims' expected life span that result from a crash. They include medically related costs, emergency services costs, property damage costs, lost productivity, and the monetized value of the pain, suffering, and lost quality of life that a family experiences because of death or injury. Based on the latest data available, the estimated cost of police-reported crashes involving trucks with a gross weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds averaged US$ 59,153 (in 2000 dollars). Multiple combination trucks had the highest cost per crash (US$ 88,483). The crash costs per 1000 truck miles however, were US$ 157 for single unit trucks, US$ 131 for single combination trucks, and US$ 63 for multiple combinations.
Injuries; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Accidents; Accident-rates; Accident-analysis; Occupational-accidents; Truck-drivers
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Issue of Publication
Accident Analysis and Prevention
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Calverton, Maryland
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