2-3 Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes by Person Type, Crash Type, and Alcohol Involvement: 2007

2-3 Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes by Person Type, Crash Type, and Alcohol Involvement: 2007

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Crash Category Fatalities in categorya Alcohol involve-mentb Percentc
Occupants 35,555 14,386 40
Single-vehicle crashes 18,402 9,188 50
Two-vehicle crashes 14,293 4,288 30
More than two-vehicle crashes 2,860 911 32
Pedestrians 4,654 2,307 50
Single-vehicle crashes 4,264 2,088 49
Multiple-vehicle crashes 390 219 56
Pedalcyclists 698 288 41
Single-vehicle crashes 670 276 41
Multiple-vehicle crashes 28 12 43
Others/unknown 152 55 36
Total 41,059 17,036 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 (e.g., 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, December 2008.