|Crash Category||Fatalities in categorya||Alcohol involvementb||% Alcohol involvementc|
|More than two-vehicle crashes||2,092||641||30.6|
a Total fatalities.
b Total alcohol-related fatalities.
c Alcohol-related fatalities as a percentage of total fatalities.
Notes: Catogory numbers may not sum 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 of alcohol concentration are unknown.
The 2009 data is preliminary.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Database, personal communication, November 2010 as cited in USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-20, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of January 2011.