One of the most dangerous places to be in Iowa and South Dakota is on the open road, especially if you're driving a truck.

The Hawkeye and Mount Rushmore States are both in the top ten among states with the highest number of trucking accidents.

New research from personal injury lawyers WeWin, examined the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to discover which states had the highest percentage of crash fatalities that involved large trucks.

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Iowa ranks fourth for the highest number of vehicle accidents involving trucks, with 467 vehicles involved in fatal crashes, 67 large trucks involved in fatal crashes, and 14.3 percent of fatal vehicle crashes involving trucks

South Dakota was close behind in sixth place.

The 2020 numbers had 191 total vehicles involved in fatal crashes, 24 large trucks involved in fatal crashes, and 12.6 percent of fatal vehicle crashes involving trucks.

Another rural state, Wyoming, led the nation with 19% of all fatal accidents involving trucks.

That figure is 100% higher than the national average.

MOST TRUCK ACCIDENTS

  1. Wyoming
  2. Idaho
  3. Nebraska
  4. Iowa
  5. North Dakota
  6. South Dakota
  7. Alaska
  8. Kansas
  9. Indiana
  10. Texas

At the other end of the spectrum, Washington DC had the lowest number of truck accidents.

D.C. had the lowest number of total vehicles involved in fatal crashes in the country, with 50 crashes, two of these involving trucks, equating to four percent of all fatal vehicle crashes.

FEWEST TRUCK ACCIDENTS

  1. Washington D.C.
  2. Michigan
  3. Vermont
  4. Hawaii
  5. Delaware
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Connecticut
  8. New Jersey
  9. Maryland
  10. Nevada

Nationwide in 2020, there were 4,965 people killed and an estimated 146,930 people injured in crashes that involved large trucks.

MOST RECKLESS DRIVERS' VEHICLES

We've all seen 'em.

That souped-up vehicle sitting next to you at the red light or blowing your doors off on the interstate.

When you lay eyes on one of those beauties, the thought runs through your mind - 'Man, I would get in SO much trouble behind the wheel of that bad boy'.

And you're probably right. But which vehicles on the road today are causing drivers to take the most risks?

BestLife story breaks looks at a study from North Bay Legal and Insurify to pinpoint exactly which vehicles are being piloted by the most reckless drivers, according to figures from the National Highway Safety Administration.

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