2-5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode: 1990-2008

2-5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode: 1990-2008

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Mode 1990 2000 R2007 2008
Large U.S. air carrier 29 29 16 16
Commuter air carrier 11 7 0 2
On-demand air taxi 36 12 20 13
General aviation 409 309 255 258
Highwaya 3,230,666 3,188,750 2,491,000 U
Pipeline, gas and hazardous liquid 76 81 50 63
Railroadb 22,736 10,424 8,501 7,765
Transitc 54,556 56,697 20,625 U
Vessel-related, commercial ship 175 150 190 152
Nonvessel-relatedd, commercial ship U 607 559 464
Recreational boating 3,822 4,355 3,673 3,331

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. The drop in the number of injuries in 2007 is due largely to a change in definitions by the Federal Transit Administration. Only injuries requiring immediate medical treatment away from the scene now qualify as reportable. Previously, any injury was reportable. d Injuries unrelated to vessel accidents, e.g., an individual getting a cut while onboard a vessel.

Key: R = revised; U = unavailable.

Notes: Modes may use different reporting criteria and/or estimation methods for injuries. All 2007 data have been revised with the exception of highway, commuter air carrier and on-demand air taxi.

Sources: Air-National Transportation Safety Board, Highway-National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline-Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Railroad-Federal Railroad Administration, Transit-Federal Transit Administration, Waterborne-United States Coast Guard 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 January 2010.