Table 5-4 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode: 1990, 2000, and 2005–2011

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Mode 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Total 3,269,465 3,217,117 2,716,556 2,593,866 2,510,227 2,366,519 2,235,309 2,259,482 2,237,029
Aira                  
Large U.S. air carrier 29 31 14 9 16 16 23 16 20
Commuter air carrier 11 7 0 1 0 2 1 2 0
On-demand air taxi 36 12 23 16 20 13 4 6 15
General aviation 409 309 267 264 255 258 273 254 327
Highwayb 3,230,666 3,188,750 2,699,000 2,575,000 2,491,000 2,346,000 2,217,000 2,239,000 2,217,000
Pipeline, gas and hazardous liquid 76 81 48 36 50 57 64 109 60
Railroadc 22,957 10,614 8,675 7,896 8,826 8,223 7,434 7,655 7,510
Transitd 11,284 12,201 4,434 5,399 5,638 8,003 6,579 8,573 8,230
Waterborne                  
Vessel-related, commercial ship 175 150 140 177 190 152 196 172 105
Nonvessel-related, commercial shipe U 607 504 594 559 464 377 542 654
Recreational boating 3,822 4,355 3,451 4,474 3,673 3,331 3,358 3,153 3,108

aSerious injuries as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration only. bMotor vehicle occupant and nonoccupant fatalities, including public highway-rail grade crossing fatalities. cTrain and commuter rail occupant and nonoccupant fatalities, excluding public highway-rail grade crossing fatalities involving motor vehicles. dAll reportable fatalities for heavy rail, light rail, and automated guideway. The definition of an injury in the National Transit Database was revised in 2002. Only incidents involving medical treatment away from the scene are now reportable. Previously, any reported injury was reported. Includes commuter rail. eInjuries unrelated to vessel operations.

KEY: U = unavailable

NOTE: Reporting criteria and/or estimation methods for injuries are not standardized across modes. Railroad and transit data are revised.

SOURCES: Air—National Transportation Safety Board. Highway—National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Railroad—Federal Railroad Administration. Transit—Federal Transit Administration and personal communication. Waterborne—U.S. Coast Guard. Recreational boating—U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety. Pipeline—Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-2, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of April 2013.