TABLE J-2 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2004

TABLE J-2 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2004

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  Number of Fatalities Percentage of all Transportation Fatalities
Passenger car occupants 19,091 42.61%
Light-truck occupants 12,602 28.13%
Pedestrians struck by highway vehicles 4,641 10.36%
Motorcyclists 4,008 8.95%
Heavy-truck occupants 761 1.70%
Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicle 725 1.62%
Recreational boating 676 1.51%
Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants 639 1.43%
General aviation 558 1.25%
Railroad trespassers (excluding grade crossing) 478 1.07%
Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehicles 128 0.29%
Grade crossings, not including motor vehicles 83 0.19%
Air taxi 64 0.14%
Heavy rail transit 59 0.13%
Waterborne, not related to vessel casualties 57 0.13%
Bus occupants 41 0.09%
Waterborne, commercial vessel-related 36 0.08%
Private grade crossings, with motor vehicles 33 0.07%
Railroad employees, contractors, and volunteers on duty 25 0.06%
Light rail transit 22 0.05%
Railroad-related, not otherwise specified 20 0.04%
Gas transmission and distribution pipeline 18 0.04%
Transit buses, fatalities not related to accidents 16 0.04%
Air carriers 14 0.03%
Hazardous liquid pipeline 5 0.01%
Passengers on railroad trains 3 0.01%
Total Fatalities 44,803  
Other counts, redundant with above    
Large-truck occupants and nonoccupants 5,190  
Public grade crossings, with motor vehicles 252  
Commuter rail 86  
Transit buses, accident-related fatalities 61  
Outside planes in crashes 1  

NOTES: See Table J-1 for detailed notes.

SOURCES: Various sources, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2006, table 2-4, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of August 2006.