2-3 Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes by Vehicles and by Number of Vehicles and by Alcohol Involvement: 2006

2-3 Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes by Vehicles and by Number of Vehicles and by Alcohol Involvement: 2006

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Crash Category Fatalities in categorya Alcohol involve-mentb Percentc
Occupants 36,902 14,861 40
Single-vehicle crashes 18,909 9,433 50
Two-vehicle crashes 15,013 4,508 30
More than two-vehicle crashes 2,980 920 31
Pedestrians 4,784 2,367 49
Single-vehicle crashes 4,327 2,108 49
Multiple-vehicle crashes 457 258 56
Pedalcyclists 773 302 39
Single-vehicle crashes 732 285 39
Multiple-vehicle crashes 41 17 41
Others/unknown 183 72 39
Total 42,642 17,602 41

a Fatalities in all crashes whether or not alcohol was involved.

b Fatalities in crashes that involve alcohol.

c Percentage of all crash fatalities in 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 2007.