Table 2-2 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2004

Table 2-2 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2004

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Category Number %
Passenger car occupants 19,091 42.6
Light-truck occupants 12,602 28.1
Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles 4,641 10.4
Motorcyclists 4,008 8.9
Large-truck occupants 761 1.7
Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles 725 1.6
Recreational boating 676 1.5
Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants 639 1.4
General aviation 558 1.2
Railroad trespassers (excl. grade crossings)a 482 1.1
Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehiclesb 128 0.29
Grade crossings, not involving motor vehiclesa 83 0.19
Air taxi 64 0.14
Heavy-rail transit (e.g., subway) 59 0.13
Waterborne transportation (nonvessel-related) 57 0.13
Bus occupants (school, intercity, transit) 41 0.09
Waterborne transportation (vessel-related) 36 0.08
Private grade crossings, with motor vehiclesa 33 0.07
Rail employees on duty and contractorsa 25 0.06
Light-rail transit 22 0.05
Rail-related, not otherwise specifieda 20 0.04
Gas distribution pipelines 18 0.04
Transit buses, not accident-relatedd 16 0.04
Air carriers 14 0.03
Hazardous liquid pipelines 5 0.01
Passengers on railroad trains 3 <0.01
Total, all modes 44,807 100
Other counts, redundant with above    
Large-truck occupants and nonoccupants   5,190
Public grade crossings, with motor vehiclesc   252
Commuter raila,d   86
Transit buses, accident-relatede   61
Outside planes in crashesf   1

a Unless otherwise specified, rail categories include fatalities outside trains.

b Includes all nonoccupant fatalities in motor vehicles (MV) crashes, except pedalcyclists and pedestrians.

c Fatalities at grade crossings with MVs are included under relevant MV modes above.

d Commuter rail fatalities are counted under various rail categories above.

e Transit bus and demand-response occupant fatalities are counted under "bus," and nonoccupant fatalities are counted under "pedestrians," "pedalcyclists," or other MV categories.

f Includes nonoccupant fatalities in aviation accidents.

Sources: Various sources as cited in USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-4, available at http://www.bts.gov, as of October 2006.