Table 4 Occupant and Nonmotorist Fatalities in Crashes by Number of Vehicles and Alcohol Involvement: 1999

Table 4 Occupant and Nonmotorist Fatalities in Crashes by Number of Vehicles and Alcohol Involvement: 1999

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  Fatalities Alcohol involvement Percent
Occupants 35,806 13,145 36.7
Single-vehicle crashes 17,052 8,163 47.9
Two-vehicle crashes 15,690 4,204 26.8
More than two-vehicle crashes 3,064 778 25.4
Pedestrians 4,906 2,325 47.3
Single-vehicle crashes 4,488 2,090 46.6
Multiple-vehicle crashes 418 235 56.2
Pedalcyclists 750 286 38.1
Single-vehicle crashes 714 267 37.4
Multiple-vehicle crashes 36 19 55.6
Other/unknown 149 31 20.8
Total 41,611 15,786a 37.9

a The total shows one fewer case of alcohol involvement thaen th sum of the subtotals. This is due to adjustment for rounding in the method used to estimate alcohol involvement.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database, available at http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/www/query.html, as of December 2000.