You are not alone if an 18-wheeler or other commercial truck struck you.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, accidents involving semi-trucks and big commercial vehicles resulted in more than 110,000 injuries in a single year.
Due to the immense size and weight of these vehicles, these collisions frequently cause the greatest destruction of all traffic accidents, killing up to 4,000 people.
Big trucks make up just 3% of all cars on the road, but they cause more than 12% of all fatal accidents.
Since 2009, there have been 42% more fatal collisions involving heavy trucks, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Large trucks were involved in 4,889 fatal collisions in 2017, an increase of 9% from the previous year.