Trucks are an essential part of life. We need trucks to deliver the food and goods we need for every aspect of our lives. Unfortunately, that means we have to share the roads with large, commercial trucks on a daily basis. Thousands of people each year die as a result of an accident with a large truck. In 2021, 4,761 people died in truck accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That number is up 9% from the previous year. Many more people were seriously injured in truck crashes.