Michigan Dump Truck Accidents
Dump trucks are types of heavy trucks that are used for mining, construction, transport of materials, and waste management. They can legally weigh up to 80,000 pounds when loaded. These road giants are common in Michigan, and because of their large size and heavy loading, they pose a very high risk to other pedestrians when in a truck accident.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there have been 69 fatal crashes involving large trucks in Michigan in 2015. There have been 75 fatalities in large truck crashes for the same year in the state.