|Crash Category||Fatalities in categorya||Alcohol involvementb||Percentc|
|More than two-vehicle crashes||2,327||716||30.8|
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, October 2009 as cited in USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-20, available at http://www.bts.gov as of January 2010.