Fatal Heavy Vehicle Crashes Australia—Quarterly Bulletins

Publication Type:
Statistical Report

Publication Subject(s):

ISSN:
1835-0240

Release Date:
August 2019

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

June quarter 2019 : At a glance

  • During the 12 months to the end of June 2019, 183 people died from 162 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks. These included 95 deaths from 85 crashes involving articulated trucks, 94 deaths from 82 crashes involving heavy rigid trucks and 6 deaths from 5 crashes involving both a heavy rigid truck and an articulated truck.
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy trucks: increased by 2.5 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 158 to 162 crashes) and decreased by an average of 0.7 per cent per year over the three years to June 2019.
  • Fatal crashes involving articulated trucks: decreased by 2.3 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 87 to 85 crashes) and decreased by an average of 4.8 per cent per year over the three years to June 2019.
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy rigid trucks: increased by 1.2 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 81 to 82 crashes) and increased by an average of 5.8 per cent per year over the three years to June 2019.
  • Fatal crashes involving buses: decreased by 25.0 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 20 to 15 crashes) and decreased by an average of 14.1 per cent per year over the three years to June 2019.

Fatal crashes involving heavy vehicles, Australia, moving annual total with trend