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Fatal Accidents

Transportation-related incidents ranked as the most common fatal event for workers in the U.S. in 2016, accounting for 2,083 deaths according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That number marks a slight increase over the 2,054 fatalities in 2015.

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Hit-and-Run Fatalities Reach Record High

There were 1,980 fatal hit-and-run crashes in the U.S. in 2016 that resulted in 2,049 lost lives, which was the highest number ever recorded, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation.

Jury Awards $22.7M for Fatal Fleet Crash

A Cook County, Ill., jury ruled against a food refrigeration company and its former fleet driver who allegedly had drugs in his system at the time of a 2012 accident.

Wrongful Death Trial Press Conference

A wrongful death lawsuit against a Missouri-based food refrigeration systems company and its former fleet driver resulted in a $22.7 million jury award in Chicago. This video shows the press conference held to discuss the verdict. For the story, click here.

Nine Vehicles Achieve 'Zero Fatality' Status

A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concludes that a driver’s chances of dying in a crash in a late-model vehicle have dropped by more than a third in three years.

Traffic Fatalities Increased In 2012

NHTSA data show that motorcycle rider and pedestrian fatalities rose for the third straight year in 2012 -- 7.1 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively, compared to figures in 2011.