More than one-third of vehicles involved in fatal collisions are light trucks

June 29, 2010

In Indiana in 2009, 35 percent (116,412 of 329,900) of all vehicles involved in collisions and 34 percent (350 of 1,021) of vehicles involved in fatal collisions were light trucks (defined as vans, sport utility vehicles, and pickup trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less). This fact sheet provides an overview of collisions involving light trucks in Indiana in 2009, including rates of light truck involvement, fatal and nonfatal injuries sustained in collisions involving light trucks, and restraint use rates and alcohol use among drivers of light trucks.