Table 2-5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode

Table 2-5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode

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Mode 1980 1990 2000 2005
Large U.S. air carrier 19 29 29 13
Commuter air carrier 14 11 7 0
On-demand air taxi 43 36 12 23
General aviation 681 409 309 270
Highwaya N 3,230,666 3,188,750 P2,675,000
Pipeline, gas and hazardous liquid 192 76 81 49
Railroadb 58,696 22,736 10,424 8,116
Transitc N 54,556 56,697 U
Vessel-related, commercial ship 180 175 130 U
Nonvessel-relatedd, commercial ship U U 567 U
Recreational boating 2,650 3,822 4,355 3,451

a Includes passenger car occupants, motorcyclists, light-duty and large-truck occupants, bus occupants, occupants of unknown vehicle types, and pedestrians, pedalcyclists, and other nonmotorists.

b Injuries resulting from train accidents, train and nontrain incidents, and occupational illness. Includes Amtrak. Also includes train occupants and nonoccupants except motor vehicle occupants at grade crossings.

c Injuries resulting from all reportable incidents, not just from accidents. Includes commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, motorbus, demand response, van pool, and automated guideway.

d Injuries unrelated to vessel accidents, e.g., an individual getting a cut while onboard a vessel.

Key: N = data are nonexistent; P = preliminary; U = unavailable.

Note: Each mode may use different reporting criteria for injuries.

Sources: Except as noted, various sources, as cited in United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-2, available at, forthcoming. 2005 highway-USDOT, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, personal communication, October 2006. 2005 recreational boating-U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics 2005 (annual issues), available at, as of October 2006.