2-2 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2007

2-2 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2007

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Category Number %
Passenger car occupants 16,520 38.39
Light-truck occupants 12,413 28.85
Motorcycle riders 5,154 11.98
Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles 4,654 10.82
Large-truck occupants 802 1.86
Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles 698 1.62
Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants 629 1.46
Recreational boating 685 1.59
General aviation 491 1.14
Railroad trespassers (excl. grade crossings)a 469 1.09
Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehiclesb 152 0.35
Grade crossings, not involving motor vehiclesc 73 0.17
Air carriers 1 0.002
Waterborne transportation (vessel-related) 52 0.12
Waterborne transportation (nonvessel-related) 32 0.07
Private grade crossings, with motor vehiclesa 37 0.09
Heavy-rail transit (e.g., rail subway) 30 0.07
Bus occupants (school, intercity, transit) 37 0.09
Rail employees on duty and contractorsa 21 0.05
Air taxi 43 0.10
Gas distribution pipelines 9 0.02
Light-rail transit 20 0.05
Gas transmission pipelines 2 0.005
Passengers on railroad trains 4 0.01
Commuter air 0 0.00
Hazardous liquid pipelines 4 0.01
Total, all modese 43,032 100.00
Other counts, redundant with above    
Crashes involving large trucksd U  
Public grade crossings, with motor vehiclesa 263  
Commuter rail 70  

a Includes fatalities outside trains. b Includes all nonoccupant fatalities in motor vehicle (MV) crashes, except pedalcyclists and pedestrians. c Public grade crossing fatalities involving motor vehicles are included in MV counts. d Includes large truck occupants, other vehicle occupants, and non occupants. e Unless otherwise noted, includes fatalities outside vehicles.

Key: U = unavailable.

Note: The data for general aviation, air taxi, and commuter air are preliminary.

Sources: Air-National Transportation Safety Board, Highway-National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Rail-Federal Railroad Administration, Transit-Federal Transit Administration, Waterborne-U.S. Coast Guard, Recreational boating-Office of Boating Safety, Pipeline-Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-4, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of January 2009.