What is the annual number of casualties of crashes with trucks and delivery vans?

Answer

In crashes with trucks, an annual average of 80 road deaths were registered[i] from 2009 to 2018; an average of 6 truck occupants and 74 occupants of crash opponents. In crashes with delivery vans, an annual average of 67 road deaths were registered in that same period; an average of 18 van occupants and 49 occupants of crash opponents. The number of serious road injuries in truck and delivery van crashes is unknown. Since 2009, reliable figures have not been available (also see SWOV fact sheet Serious road injuries in the Netherlands).

Table 2 shows the number of annually registered road deaths on account of crashes with trucks and delivery vans. It also shows that considerably more road deaths are registered among the ‘crash opponents’ than among the truck and van occupants themselves. Moreover, Table 2 implies that crashes with trucks or delivery vans make up about one quarter of the total number of registered road deaths and that this share remains steady.

 

 

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Truck

Occupants

4

4

3

7

7

6

10

6

8

7

 

Crash opponents

91

76

74

66

78

69

66

70

64

81

Delivery van

Occupants

24

22

18

16

15

7

15

24

21

21

 

Crash opponents

65

47

57

52

43

35

33

58

49

50

Total number of registered road deaths with trucks or delivery vans (excl. overlap)

170

138

142

135

133

113

122

142

132

147

Share in total number of registered road deaths

26%

26%

26%

24%

28%

24%

23%

27%

25%

25%

Table 2. Number of registered road deaths involving trucks and/or delivery vans, including crashes in which these vehicle types are involved as third parties, broken down by truck/delivery van occupants and occupants of crash opponents. Crashes involving both a delivery van and a truck are only included once. Source: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Dutch: IenW) – Database of Registered Crashes in the Netherlands (Dutch: BRON).


[i] The number of registered road deaths is lower than the actual number of road deaths. Also see SWOV fact sheett Road deaths in the Netherlands

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Trucks and delivery vans

From 2009 to 2018, an annual average of 80 road deaths were attributable to crashes with trucks and 67 road deaths to crashes with delive

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