Table 3 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 1999

Table 3 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 1999

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Category Number Percent
Passenger car occupants 20,818 47.5
Light-truck occupants 11,243 25.6
Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles 4,906 11.2
Motorcyclists 2,472 5.6
Large-truck occupants 758 1.7
Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles 750 1.7
Recreational boating 734 1.7
General aviation 628 1.4
Railroada (excluding grade crossings) 530 1.2
Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants 457 1
Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehiclesb 149 0.3
Heavy-rail transit 84 0.2
Waterborne transportation (nonvessel-related) 67 0.2
Bus occupants (school, intercity, and transit) 58 0.1
Grade crossings (not involving motor vehicles) 57 0.1
Waterborne transportation (vessel-related) 44 0.1
Air taxi 38 0.09
Light-rail transit 17 0.04
Gas distribution pipelines 15 0.03
Air carriers 12 0.03
Commuter air 12 0.03
Transit buses (not related to accidents)c 11 0.03
Hazardous liquid pipelines 4
Gas transmission pipelines 2
Demand-responsive transit (not related to accidents) 0 0
Totald 43,866 100
Redundant with abovee    
    Grade crossings with motor vehicles 345  
    Commuter rail (included in railroad) 95  
    Transit bus (accident-related) 91  
    Passengers on railroad trains 14  
    Demand-responsive transit (accident-related) 1  

a Includes fatalities outside trains, except at grade crossings.
b Includes all nonoccupant fatalities, except pedalcyclists and pedestrians.
c Not included under highway submodes. Includes suicides.
d Unless otherwise specified, includes fatalities outside the vehicle.
e For transit bus and demand-responsive transit, occupant fatalities are counted under "bus" and nonoccupant fatalities are counted under "pedestrians," "pedalcyclists," or other motor vehicle categories.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2000 (Washington, DC: In press), table 2-4.