1-5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode: 1990-2009

1-5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode: 1990-2009

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Mode 1990 2000 2008 2009
Large U.S. air carriera 29 31 23 23
Commuter air carriera 11 7 2 1
On-demand air taxia 36 12 12 4
General aviationa 409 309 258 278
Highwayb 3,230,666 3,188,750 2,346,000 2,217,000
Pipeline, gas and hazardous liquid 76 81 63 67
Railroadc 22,736 10,424 7,993 7,103
Transitd 54,556 56,697 23,222 21,420
Vessel-related, commercial ship 175 150 152 132
Nonvessel-related, commercial shipe U 607 464 379
Recreational boating 3,822 4,355 3,331 3,358

a Includes serious injuries only.

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

c 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.

d Injuries resulting from all reportable incidents, not just from accidents. Includes commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, motorbus, on-demand service, van pool, and automated guideway. The drop in the number of injuries in 2008 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.

e Injuries unrelated to vessel operations.

Key: U = unavailable.

Notes: Reporting criteria and/or estimation methods for injuries are not standardized across modes. Large U.S. air carrier data for 2000 are revised. The 2008 data have been revised with the exception of commuter air carrier, general aviation, pipeline, and waterborne data.

Sources: AirNational Transportation Safety Board. HighwayNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration. PipelinePipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. RailroadFederal Railroad Administration. TransitFederal Transit Administration. WaterborneUnited 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 2011.