Table 2-3 Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes by Vehicles and by Alcohol Involvement: 2005

Table 2-3 Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes by Vehicles and by Alcohol Involvement: 2005

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Number of vehicles involved Fatalities Alcohol involvementa Percentb
Occupants 37,594 14,370 38
Single-vehicle crashes 18,806 9,016 48
Two-vehicle crashes 15,649 4,449 28
More than two-vehicle crashes 3,139 905 29
Pedestrians 4,881 2,180 45
Single-vehicle crashes 4,443 1,946 44
Multiple-vehicle crashes 438 234 53
Pedalcyclists 784 281 36
Single-vehicle crashes 755 268 35
Multiple-vehicle crashes 29 14 48
Others/unknown 184 54 29
Total 43,443 16,885 39

a Fatalities in crash category that involve alcohol.

b Percentage of fatalities in crash category 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 2006.