Table 2-16: Transit Incidents, Fatalities, Injuries, and Property Damage, All Transit Modes: 2007

Table 2-16: Transit Incidents, Fatalities, Injuries, and Property Damage, All Transit Modes: 2007

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State Collision Non-collision Total property damage ($ thousands)
Number of incidents Fatalities Injuries Number of incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 30 0 40 16 0 13 135
Alaska 10 0 5 34 0 33 137
Arizona 61 2 68 52 0 49 343
Arkansas 37 0 7 21 0 8 19
California 1,052 59 1,165 1,692 15 1,693 5,580
Colorado 172 0 76 32 0 28 775
Connecticut 66 2 197 35 0 46 350
Delaware 92 0 102 0 0 0 180
District of Columbia 157 5 326 470 2 379 0
Florida 586 14 805 505 4 472 3,679
Georgia 260 3 318 340 0 334 1,529
Hawaii 45 1 30 92 0 101 388
Idaho 5 0 1 4 0 4 28
Illinois 605 32 904 1,196 5 1,038 2,068
Indiana 98 5 97 69 2 47 845
Iowa 14 0 21 5 0 5 133
Kansas 13 0 0 2 0 2 3
Kentucky 15 0 30 3 0 3 61
Louisiana 44 1 84 19 0 17 435
Maine 14 1 3 1 1 1 31
Maryland 206 5 398 142 1 156 526
Massachusetts 158 2 197 938 10 604 1,211
Michigan 163 6 96 43 1 35 1,788
Minnesota 64 2 98 58 1 52 1,043
Mississippi 9 0 9 4 0 3 8
Missouri 115 4 226 142 0 153 816
Montana 4 0 4 1 0 0 69
Nebraska 10 0 13 2 1 0 213
Nevada 40 2 50 69 0 69 113
New Hampshire 1 0 1 2 0 2 12
New Jersey 223 16 356 329 18 293 1,906
New Mexico 305 0 289 2 0 2 394
New York 970 61 1,423 5,884 17 4,263 11,169
North Carolina 130 0 203 53 0 52 449
North Dakota 3 0 4 0 0 0 33
Ohio 232 5 364 225 0 205 1,432
Oklahoma 12 0 28 7 1 5 214
Oregon 61 1 67 95 0 94 864
Pennsylvania 5,560 10 2,336 2,305 3 1,949 2,266
Rhode Island 17 1 34 27 1 27 106
South Carolina 50 1 56 8 0 3 434
South Dakota 1 0 2 5 0 2 32
Tennessee 51 0 82 34 0 33 492
Texas 425 2 654 251 0 241 4,286
Utah 47 2 47 35 0 32 632
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 241 1 296 84 0 75 1,113
Washington 156 4 180 263 0 246 2,381
West Virginia 6 0 11 2 0 4 27
Wisconsin 231 2 275 64 0 64 624
Wyoming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United States, total 12,867 252 12,078 15,662 83 12,937 51,370

NOTES: Collision includes at-grade crossings and suicides. Noncollision includes: 1) derailments/buses going off road; 2) personal casualties in parking facilities, inside vehicles, on right of way, boarding/alighting, and in station/bus stops; 3) evacuations for life safety; and 4) nonarson fires. For an incident to be reportable it must involve a transit vehicle or occur on transit property and either: 1) result in a fatality, injury or transit property damage greater than $7,500; 2) involve a nonarson fire; 3) involve a mainline derailment; or 4) involve an evacuation due to life safety.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, personal communication as of Jan. 27, 2009, data compiled from Federal Transit Administration's National Transit Database, and Federal Railroad Administration's Rail Accident/Incident Reporting System.