According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, passenger vehicle occupants account for at least 68 percent of all truck accident deaths. Those who are lucky enough to survive often face chronic pain, cognitive disabilities, and serious spinal injuries.
Unfamiliar roads can be confusing and dangerous to navigate. Constantly checking street signs, missing turns, and breaking the speed limit are common causes of accidents. In fact, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 22 percent of all large-truck crashes occur on unfamiliar roads.