TABLE 2-2-2 - Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2007

TABLE 2-2-2 - Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2007

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Category Number of fatalities Percent
Passenger car occupants 16,520 38.4
Light-truck occupants 12,413 28.8
Motorcyclists 5,154 12.0
Pedestrians struck by highway vehicles 4,654 10.8
Heavy-truck occupants 802 1.9
Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicle 698 1.6
Recreational boating 685 1.6
Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants 629 1.5
General aviation (P) 491 1.1
Railroad trespassers (excluding grade crossing) 469 1.1
Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehicles 152 0.4
Grade crossings, not including motor vehicles 73 0.2
Waterborne, commercial vessel-related 52 0.1
Air taxi (P) 43 0.1
Bus occupants 37 0.1
Private grade crossings, with motor vehicles 37 0.1
Waterborne, not related to vessel casualties 32 0.1
Heavy-rail transit 30 0.1
Railroad employees, contractors, and volunteers on duty 22 0.1
Light-rail transit 20 0.0
Gas transmission and distribution pipeline 11 0.0
Passengers on railroad trains 4 0.0
Hazardous liquid pipeline 4 0.0
Air carriers 1 0.0
Total fatalities 43,033 100.0
Other counts, redundant with above    
Heavy-truck occupants and nonoccupants U  
Public grade crossings, with motor vehicles 263  
Commuter rail 70  

KEY: U = Data are unavailable; P = Preliminary.

NOTE: See table 2-2-1 for detailed notes.

SOURCES: Air: National Transportation Safety Board, Highway: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline: Office of Pipeline Safety, Railroad: Federal Railroad Administration, Transit: Federal Transit Administration, Waterborne: U.S. Coast Guard as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-4, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of January 2009.