Table 3 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2002

Table 3 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2002

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Category Number %
Passenger car occupants 20,416 45.3
Light-truck occupants 12,182 27
Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles 4,808 10.7
Motorcyclists 3,244 7.2
Recreational boating 750 1.7
Large-truck occupants 684 1.5
Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles 662 1.5
Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants 661 1.5
General aviation 581 1.3
Railroad trespassers (excl. grade crossings)a 540 1.2
Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehiclesb 113 0.25
Heavy-rail transit (e.g., subway) 73 0.16
Waterborne transportation (vessel-related) 64 0.14
Waterborne transportation (nonvessel) 59 0.13
Grade crossings, not involving motor vehiclesc 47 0.1
Bus occupants (school, intercity, and transit) 45 0.1
Private grade crossings, with motor vehicles 39 0.09
Air taxi 35 0.08
Railroad-related, not otherwise specified 25 0.06
Railroad employees on duty and contractors 22 0.05
Transit buses, not related to accidentsd 14 0.03
Light-rail transit 13 0.03
Gas distribution pipelines 10 0.02
Passengers on railroad trains 7 0.02
Gas transmission pipelines 1 <0.01
Hazardous liquid pipelines 1 <0.01
Other counts, redundant with abovee    
Large-truck occupants and nonoccupants 4,897  
Public grade crossings, with motor vehicles 271  
Commuter rail 116  
Transit buses, accident-related 64  
Outside planes in crashesf 6  
Total, all modesg 45,096 100

a Includes fatalities outside trains.

b Includes all nonoccupant fatalities except pedalcyclists and pedestrians.

c Public grade-crossing fatalities involving motor vehicles are included in motor vehicle counts.

d Fatalities not included under highway submodes.

e Fatalities at grade crossings with motor vehicles are included under relevant motor vehicle modes. Commuter rail fatalities are counted under rail. 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.

f Includes nonoccupant fatalities resulting from aviation accidents.

g Unless otherwise specified, includes fatalities outside the vehicle.

Sources: Various sources, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-4, available at http://www.bts.gov (latest data forthcoming).