Fatal Heavy Vehicle Crashes Australia—Quarterly Bulletins

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A quarterly publication tracking counts of fatal crashes that involve heavy vehicles.

September quarter 2019 : At a glance

  • During the 12 months to the end of September 2019, 182 people died from 165 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks. These included 99 deaths from 91 crashes involving articulated trucks, 88 deaths from 79 crashes involving heavy rigid trucks and 5 deaths from 5 crashes involving both a heavy rigid truck and an articulated truck.
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy trucks: increased over the last 12 months by 7.8 per cent when compared with the corresponding 12-month period one year earlier (from 153 to 165 crashes) and decreased by an average of 2.2 per cent per year over the three years to September 2019.
  • Fatal crashes involving articulated trucks: increased over the last 12 months by 11.0 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 82 to 91 crashes) and decreased by an average of 4.2 per cent per year over the three years to September 2019.
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy rigid trucks: decreased over the last 12 months by 1.3 per cent compared with the corresponding 12-month period one year earlier (from 80 to 79 crashes) and increased by an average of 1.2 per cent per year over the three years to September 2019.
  • Fatal crashes involving buses: increased over the last 12 months by 11.1 per cent compared with the corresponding 12-month period one year earlier (from 18 to 20 crashes) and decreased by an average of 12.6 per cent per year over the three years to September 2019.
     
Fatal Crashes Involving Heavy Vehicles September 2019