Transportation Injuries by Mode: 2005, 2015, and 2016

Mode 2005 2015 2016
Air
305
284
U
U.S. air carrier
14
23
U
Commuter carrier
0
4
U
On-demand air taxi
20
9
U
General aviation
271
248
U
Highway
2,699,000
2,443,000
U
Passenger car occupants
1,573,396
1,378,000
U
Motorcyclists
87,335
88,000
U
Light-truck occupants
872,137
803,000
U
Heavy-truck occupants
27,284
30,000
U
Bus occupants
11,133
12,000
U
Pedestrians
64,446
70,000
U
Pedalcyclists
45,439
45,000
U
Other
17,806
18,000
U
Pipeline
46
49
86
Rail
9,550
9,141
8,434
Train Accidents
787
563
386
Highway-rail grade crossinga
1,053
1,045
840
Trespassers
420
414
483
Other
7,290
7,119
6,725
Transitb
19,039
24,299
24,373
Water
4,125
3,165
U
Freight vessel and Industrial/Other
473
239
U
Passenger vessel and Recreational boating
3,652
2,926
U

Notes:

aExcludes injuries involving motor vehicles at public highway-rail grade crossings, which are assumed to be counted under Highway categories. bIncludes transit employee, contract worker, passenger, revenue facility occupant, and other injuries for all modes reported to the National Transit Database. Other transit injuries are assumed to be counted under Highway or Rail categories.

U = Data are unavailable.

Sources:

As cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-2, available at https://www.bts.gov/.

Last Updated: April 2018