Any motor vehicle collision has the potential to cause severe injuries to those who are involved. However, collisions between commercial trucks, like tractor trailers, and passenger vehicles can be particularly devastating, especially for the occupants of the smaller vehicles.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), about 4,000 people died in crashes involving large trucks in 2018. 67% of those people were the occupants of passenger vehicles. The other deaths included truck occupants, pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists.