Factors That Lead To Truck Accidents

Truck accidents that occur in Lake County are discussed on the “Lake County Truck Accidents” page.  This page discusses various Lake County truck accident statistics, and discusses various aspects of truck accidents, including the causes of truck accidents.

An excerpt from that page:

As seen in crash data statistics provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), in 2014 there were over 300 semi truck accidents in Lake County.  Of these accidents, 2 were fatal.

(Individual posts that summarize truck accidents (and related issues) that have happened in Lake County are seen under the “Truck Accidents” category.)

Newly-released research seen in Medline Plus (National Institutes of Health) discusses another factor that appears to have an influence on truck crashes – the health of the truck driver.

An excerpt from the January 19, 2017 Medline Plus page titled “Truckers’ Poor Health:  An Accident Waiting to Happen?“:

Researchers examined data from more than 49,000 commercial truck drivers and found that 34 percent had at least one of several health problems — such as heart disease, low back pain and diabetes — that have been linked with poor driving performance.

Truck drivers with three or more of the flagged medical conditions were two to four times more likely to be in a crash than their healthier peers, the University of Utah researchers found.

For example, the rate of crashes resulting in injury among all truck drivers was 29 per 100 million miles traveled, but was 93 per 100 million miles traveled for drivers with three or more of the identified health problems.

However, the study wasn’t designed to prove a cause-and-effect link.

Additional details and possible updates concerning these truck accident issues can be seen in the sources mentioned above.


Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”


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