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How many firetruck crashes happen per year?

If you drive a firetruck, you may worry about any number of on the job hazards. Responding to fires can be dangerous for many reasons, including the risk of a traffic accident. These crashes may occur because another driver fails to obey the rules of the road, whether they drive through a stop sign or operate a vehicle while drunk. Moreover, firetruck crashes can also leave people riding in other vehicles hurt and killed. Sadly, firetruck accidents have claimed many lives in recent years.

According to a piece that appeared on the US National Library of Medicine’s website, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show that more than 31,000 firetruck accidents happened between 2000 and 2009. Not only are these accidents incredibly dangerous for those riding in smaller vehicles, but those riding in firetrucks may be hurt or killed as well. During this time period, 49 resulted in someone passing away while riding in a firetruck.

Firetruck crashes can be incredibly dangerous for multiple reasons. First, firetrucks are often in a rush in order to respond to an emergency. Moreover, these vehicles are massive and can bring devastating consequences when they collide with another vehicle. As a result, drivers should always watch out for firetrucks and other emergency response vehicles while they are on the road.

Sometimes, negligence plays a major role in these accidents, whether they are caused by the actions of a firetruck driver or someone in another vehicle. Following a tragic accident, filing suit may be an important part of the recovery process.

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