TABLE 69 Serious Motor Vehicle-Related Injuries by Type: 2001

TABLE 69 Serious Motor Vehicle-Related Injuries by Type: 2001

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Type Total Number of Injuries Number of Serious Injuries Percent Serious
Vehicle occupants 3,350,837 249,309 7.4
Motorcycle occupants 110,665 21,957 19.8
Pedalcyclists 60,313 6,412 10.6
Pedestrians 130,812 25,025 19.1

NOTES: A pedalcyclist is a person on a vehicle that is powered solely by pedals.

A minor injury is one in which the victim was treated and released. A serious injury is one in which the victim was either hospitalized or treated and transferred to another facility. Data are the share of injuries that were serious for one person type (e.g., the share of seriously injured pedestrians of all injured pedestrians).

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations based on data from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance (NEISS) System, available at http://www.cpsc.gov/Neiss/oracle.html, as of June 2003.