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CRASHES BY FIRST HARMFUL EVENT, TYPE OF COLLISION AND CRASH SEVERITY, 2012

 

  Crash severity    
  Fatal Injury Property damage only Total crashes
Type of collision Number Percent of
total fatal
crashes
Number Percent of
total injury
crashes
Number Percent of
total property
damage only
crashes
Number Percent of
total
crashes
Collision with moving motor vehicle                
Angle 5,359 17.4% 415,917 25.5% 773,523 19.6% 1,194,799 21.3%
Rear end 1,827 5.9 518,008 31.7 1,327,152 33.6 1,846,988 32.9
Sideswipe 797 2.6 90,361 5.5 481,508 12.2 572,665 10.2
Head on 2,895 9.4 60,563 3.7 59,522 1.5 122,980 2.2
Other/unknown 128 0.4 8,473 0.5 71,393 1.8 79,994 1.4
     Total 11,006 35.8% 1,093,322 66.9% 2,713,098 68.7% 3,817,426 68.0%
Collision with fixed object                
Pole/post 1,471 4.8 49,498 3.0 127,351 3.2 178,320 3.2
Culvert/curb/ditch 2,392 7.8 62,454 3.8 113,278 2.9 178,124 3.2
Shrubbery/tree 2,561 8.3 46,037 2.8 61,273 1.6 109,870 2.0
Guard rail 872 2.8 28,124 1.7 71,547 1.8 100,543 1.8
Embankment 1,105 3.6 20,353 1.2 25,494 0.6 46,953 0.8
Bridge 204 0.7 4,493 0.3 10,935 0.3 15,632 0.3
Other/unknown 1,742 5.7 68,198 4.2 167,768 4.2 237,707 4.2
     Total 10,347 33.6% 279,157 17.1% 577,646 14.6% 867,149 15.4%
Collision with object, not fixed                
Parked motor vehicle 313 1.0 39,773 2.4 277,790 7.0 317,876 5.7
Animal 171 0.6 12,834 0.8 257,853 6.5 270,858 4.8
Pedestrian 4,383 14.2 69,377 4.2 1,884 (1) 75,644 1.3
Pedalcyclist 719 2.3 49,047 3.0 6,056 0.2 55,822 1.0
Train 111 0.4 336 (1) 998 (1) 1,446 (1)
Other/unknown 354 1.2 11,982 0.7 59,557 1.5 71,893 1.3
     Total 6,051 19.7% 183,348 11.2% 604,138 15.3% 793,538 14.1%
Noncollision                
Rollover 3,009 9.8 72,586 4.4 36,897 0.9 112,492 2.0
Other/unknown 363 1.2 5,768 0.4 18,079 0.5 24,209 0.4
     Total 3,372 11.0% 78,353 4.8% 54,976 1.4% 136,702 2.4%
Total 30,776 (2) 100.0% 1,634,180 100.0% 3,949,858 100.0% 5,614,815 100.0%

(1) Less than 0.05 percent.
(2) Less than 500 crashes.
(3) Includes 36 crashes with unknown first harmful events.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 
CRASHES BY FIRST HARMFUL EVENT, TYPE OF COLLISION AND CRASH SEVERITY, 2008
  Crash severity    
  Fatal Injury Property damage only Total crashes
Type of collision Number Percent of total fatal crashes Number Percent of total injury crashes Number Percent of total property only crashes Number Percent of total crashes
Collision with moving motor vehicle                
Angle  6,476 19.0% 473,000 29.0% 993,000 24.0% 1,473,000 25.3%
Rear end  1,914 5.6 464,000 28.5 1,284,000 31.0 1,750,000 30.1
Sideswipe  787 2.3 67,000 4.1 429,000 10.4 497,000 8.6
Head on  3,200 9.4 66,000 4.0 65,000 1.6 134,000 2.3
Other/unknown  113 0.3 1,000 (1) 20,000 0.5 21,000 0.4
     Total  12,490 36.7 1,071,000 65.7 2,793,000 67.4 3,876,000 66.7
                 
Collision with fixed object                
Pole/post  1,671 4.9 59,000 3.6 147,000 3.5 208,000 3.6
Culvert/curb/ditch  2,702 7.9 66,000 4.0 130,000 3.1 198,000 3.4
Shrubbery/tree  2,920 8.6 58,000 3.5 76,000 1.8 137,000 2.4
Guard rail  1,057 3.1 31,000 1.9 80,000 1.9 112,000 1.9
Embankment  1,146 3.4 21,000 1.3 30,000 0.7 53,000 0.9
Bridge  250 0.7 4,000 0.3 10,000 0.2 15,000 0.3
Other/unknown  1,852 5.4 67,000 4.1 175,000 4.2 244,000 4.2
     Total  11,598 34.1 306,000 18.8 649,000 15.6 966,000 16.6
                 
Collision with object, not fixed                 
Parked motor vehicle  362 1.1 29,000 1.8 327,000 7.9 356,000 6.1
Animal  204 0.6 13,000 0.8 255,000 6.2 268,000 4.6
Pedestrian  4,072 12.0 62,000 3.8 2,000 (1) 68,000 1.2
Pedalcyclist  706 2.1 52,000 3.2 5,000 0.1 57,000 1.0
Train  153 0.4 (2) (1) 2,000 (1) 2,000 (1)
Other/unknown  307 0.9 8,000 0.5 36,000 0.9 44,000 0.8
     Total  5,804 17.1 165,000 10.1 626,000 15.1 796,000 13.7
                 
Noncollision                
Rollover  3,686 10.8 81,000 5.0 46,000 1.1 131,000 2.3
Other/unknown  414 1.2 8,000 0.5 33,000 0.8 42,000 0.7
     Total  4,100 12.1 89,000 5.5 79,000 1.9 172,000 3.0
Total  34,017 (3) 100.0% 1,630,000 100.0% 4,146,000 100.0% 5,811,000 100.0%

(1) Less than 0.05 percent.
(2) Less than 500 crashes.
(3) Includes 25 crashes with unknown first harmful event.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 
CRASHES BY FIRST HARMFUL EVENT, TYPE OF COLLISION AND CRASH SEVERITY, 2009
  Crash severity    
  Fatal Injury Property damage only Total crashes
Type of collision Number Percent of total fatal crashes Number Percent of total injury crashes Number Percent of total property damage only crashes Number Percent of total crashes
Collision with moving motor vehicle                
Angle   5,637 18.3% 448,000 29.5% 965,000 24.4% 1,418,000 25.8%
Rear end   1,674 5.4 448,000 29.5 1,283,000 32.4 1,733,000 31.5
Sideswipe   757 2.5 58,000 3.8 367,000 9.3 426,000 7.7
Head on   3,007 9.8 60,000 4.0 63,000 1.6 126,000 2.3
Other/unknown   115 0.4 2,000 0.1 15,000 0.4 17,000 0.3
     Total 11,190 36.3 1,016,000 66.9 2,693,000 68.1 3,720,000 67.6
                 
Collision with fixed object                
Pole/post   1,557 5.1 55,000 3.6 141,000 3.6 198,000 3.6
Culvert/curb/ditch   2,488 8.1 56,000 3.7 116,000 2.9 175,000 3.2
Shrubbery/tree   2,697 8.8 45,000 3.0 61,000 1.5 109,000 2.0
Guard rail   900 2.9 27,000 1.8 72,000 1.8 100,000 1.8
Embankment   1,018 3.3 21,000 1.4 30,000 0.8 52,000 0.9
Bridge   224 0.7 5,000 0.4 8,000 0.2 14,000 0.2
Other/unknown   1,671 5.4 60,000 3.9 166,000 4.2 227,000 4.1
     Total 10,555 34.3 270,000 17.8 594,000 15.0 875,000 15.9
                 
Collision with  object, not fixed                  
Parked motor vehicle   335 1.1 28,000 1.8 311,000 7.9 339,000 6.2
Animal   173 0.6 12,000 0.8 260,000 6.6 272,000 4.9
Pedestrian   3,803 12.3 53,000 3.5 1,000 (1) 57,000 1.0
Pedalcyclist   626 2.0 49,000 3.3 3,000 0.1 53,000 1.0
Train   122 0.4 (2) (1) (2) (1) 1,000 (1)
Other/unknown   298 1.0 7,000 0.4 30,000 0.8 37,000 0.7
     Total 5,357 17.4 148,000 9.8 605,000 15.3 759,000 13.8
                 
Noncollision                
Rollover   3,282 10.7 77,000 5.1 38,000 1.0 119,000 2.2
Other/unknown   384 1.2 6,000 0.4 26,000 0.7 33,000 0.6
     Total 3,666 11.9 83,000 5.5 64,000 1.6 151,000 2.8
Total   30,797 (3) 100.0% 1,517,000 100.0% 3,957,000 100.0% 5,505,000 100.0%

(1) Less than 0.05 percent.
(2) Less than 500 crashes.
(3) Includes 29 crashes with unknown first harmful event.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 
CRASHES BY FIRST HARMFUL EVENT, TYPE OF COLLISION AND CRASH SEVERITY, 2010
  Crash severity   
  Fatal Injury Property damage only Total crashes
Type of collision Number Percent of total fatal crashes Number Percent of total injury crashes Number Percent of total property damage only crashes Number Percent of total crashes
Collision with moving motor vehicle                
Angle 5,624 18.6% 423,000 27.4% 906,000 23.6% 1,335,000 24.6%
Rear end 1,694 5.6 476,000 30.9 1,267,000 32.9 1,745,000 32.2
Sideswipe 858 2.8 63,000 4.1 398,000 10.3 462,000 8.5
Head on 2,848 9.4 66,000 4.3 66,000 1.7 135,000 2.5
Other/unknown 76 0.3 2,000 0.1 22,000 0.6 24,000 0.4
Total 11,100 36.8% 1,030,000 66.8% 2,659,000 69.1% 3,700,000 68.3%
Collision with fixed object                
Pole/post 1,441 4.8 49,000 3.2 121,000 3.1 171,000 3.2
Culvert/curb/ditch 2,485 8.2 55,000 3.6 105,000 2.7 163,000 3.0
Shrubbery/tree 2,432 8.1 46,000 3.0 61,000 1.6 109,000 2.0
Guard rail 972 3.2 28,000 1.8 70,000 1.8 100,000 1.8
Embankment 1,010 3.3 20,000 1.3 29,000 0.8 50,000 0.9
Bridge 214 0.7 3,000 0.2 11,000 0.3 15,000 0.3
Other/unknown 1,644 5.4 61,000 4.0 155,000 4.0 218,000 4.0
Total 10,198 33.8% 263,000 17.1% 553,000 14.4% 827,000 15.3%
Collision with object, not fixed                
Parked motor vehicle 327 1.1 41,000 2.7 275,000 7.1 316,000 5.8
Animal 203 0.7 14,000 0.9 254,000 6.6 268,000 5.0
Pedestrian 3,936 13.0 64,000 4.2 1,000 (1) 70,000 1.3
Pedalcyclist 610 2.0 51,000 3.3 3,000 0.1 55,000 1.0
Train 118 0.4 (2) (1) 1,000 (1) 1,000 (1)
Other/unknown 321 1.1 10,000 0.6 46,000 1.2 56,000 1.0
Total 5,515 18.3% 181,000 11.7% 581,000 15.1% 767,000 14.2%
Noncollision                
Rollover 2,987 9.9 65,000 4.2 38,000 1.0 106,000 2.0
Other/unknown 360 1.2 4,000 0.3 16,000 0.4 20,000 0.4
Total 3,347 11.1 69,000 4.5 54,000 1.4 126,000 2.3
Total all events
30,196 (3) 100.0% 1,542,000 100.0% 3,847,000 100.0% 5,419,000 100.0%

(1) Less than 0.05 percent.
(2) Less than 500 crashes.
(3) Includes 36 crashes with unknown first harmful events.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 
CRASHES BY FIRST HARMFUL EVENT, TYPE OF COLLISION AND CRASH SEVERITY, 2011
  Crash severity   
  Fatal Injury Property damage only Total crashes
Type of collision Number Percent of total fatal crashes Number Percent of total injury crashes Number Percent of total property damage only crashes Number Percent of total crashes
Collision with moving motor vehicle                
Angle 5,281 17.7% 413,000 27.0% 793,000 21.0% 1,212,000 22.7%
Rear end 1,806 6.1 475,000 31.0 1,245,000 32.9 1,721,000 32.2
Sideswipe 768 2.6 71,000 4.7 450,000 11.9 522,000 9.8
Head on 2,731 9.2 57,000 3.7 53,000 1.4 112,000 2.1
Other/Unknown 110 0.4 6,000 0.4 60,000 1.6 66,000 1.2
     Total 10,696 35.9% 1,022,000 66.8% 2,601,000 68.8% 3,634,000 68.1%
Collision with fixed object                
Pole/post 1,354 4.6 49,000 3.2 113,000 3.0 164,000 3.1
Culvert/curb/ditch 2,406 8.1 52,000 3.4 100,000 2.6 154,000 2.9
Shrubbery/tree 2,385 8.0 41,000 2.7 59,000 1.6 102,000 1.9
Guard rail 893 3.0 28,000 1.8 68,000 1.8 96,000 1.8
Embankment 1,049 3.5 20,000 1.3 26,000 0.7 48,000 0.9
Bridge 219 0.7 5,000 0.3 11,000 0.3 17,000 0.3
Other/unknown 1,656 5.6 70,000 4.6 167,000 4.4 239,000 4.5
     Total 9,962 33.5% 265,000 17.3% 545,000 14.4% 820,000 15.4%
Collision with object, not fixed                
Parked motor vehicle 304 1.0 36,000 2.3 284,000 7.5 320,000 6.0
Animal 183 0.6 14,000 0.9 242,000 6.4 256,000 4.8
Pedestrian 4,095 13.8 63,000 4.1 2,000 0.1 69,000 1.3
Pedalcyclist 669 2.2 47,000 3.1 3,000 0.1 51,000 1.0
Train 116 0.4 (1) (2) 1,000 (2) 1,000 0.0
Other/Unknown 354 1.2 11,000 0.7 49,000 1.3 61,000 1.1
     Total 5,721 19.2% 171,000 11.2% 582,000 15.4% 759,000 14.2%
Noncollision                
Rollover 2,955 9.9 65,000 4.2 35,000 0.9 102,000 1.9
Other/unknown 395 1.3 75,000 0.4 15,000 0.4 22,000 0.4
     Total 3,350 11.3% 72,000 4.7% 50,000 1.3% 125,000 2.3%
Total 28,757 (3) 100.0% 1,530,000 100.0% 3,778,000 100.0% 5,338,000 100.0%

(1) Less than 0.05 percent.
(2) Less than 500 crashes.
(3) Includes 36 crashes with unknown first harmful events.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.