TABLE 9-10 Serious Motor Vehicle-Related Injuries by Type: 2002

TABLE 9-10 Serious Motor Vehicle-Related Injuries by Type: 2002

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Type Total number of injuries Number of serious injuries Percent serious
Vehicle occupants 3,267,533 220,840 6.8
Motorcycle occupants 113,718 24,146 21.2
Pedalcyclists 59,087 7,417 12.6
Pedestrians 129,917 24,117 18.6

NOTES: A serious injury is one in which the victim was either hospitalized or treated and transferred to another facility, was dead on arrival, or died in the emergency room. A pedalcyclist is a person on a vehicle that is powered solely by pedals. 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, October 2003.