Table 4 Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes by Vehicles and by Alcohol Involvement: 2004

Table 4 Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes by Vehicles and by Alcohol Involvement: 2004

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Number of vehicles Fatalitiesa Alcohol involve-mentb Percentc
Occupants 37,142 14,195 38
Single-vehicle crashes 18,288 8,808 48
Two-vehicle crashes 15,737 4,492 29
More than two-vehicle crashes 3,117 896 29
Pedestrians 4,641 2,211 48
Single-vehicle crashes 4,207 1,976 47
Multiple-vehicle crashes 434 234 54
Pedalcyclists 725 249 34
Single-vehicle crashes 697 237 34
Multiple-vehicle crashes 28 11 39
Others/unknown 128 39 30
Total 42,636 16,694 39

a Fatalities in all crashes.

b Fatalities in crashes that involve alcohol.

c Percentage of all crash fatalities that involve alcohol.

Notes: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

A motor vehicle crash is considered to be alcohol-related if at least one driver or nonoccupant (such as a pedestrian or pedalcyclist) involved in the crash is determined to have had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.01 grams per deciliter or greater.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates alcohol involvement when test results are unknown.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database, personal communication, October 2005.