CRASHES BY FIRST HARMFUL EVENT, TYPE OF COLLISION AND CRASH SEVERITY, 2013

 

  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
Angle 5,394 17.9% 415,000 26.1% 770,000 18.9% 1,190,000 20.9%
Rear end 1,806 6.0 503,000 31.6 1,326,000 32.6 1,831,000 32.2
Sideswipe 757 2.5 89,000 5.6 539,000 13.3 629,000 11.1
Head on 2,808 9.3 66,000 4.1 68,000 1.7 136,000 2.4
Other/unknown 118 0.4 6,000 0.4 75,000 1.8 81,000 1.4
     Total 10,883 36.2% 1,079,000 67.8% 2,778,000 68.3% 3,868,000 68.0%
Collision with fixed object                
Pole/post 1,388 4.6 54,000 3.4 136,000 3.3 191,000 3.4
Culvert/curb/ditch 2,366 7.9 57,000 3.6 123,000 3.0 182,000 3.2
Shrubbery/tree 2,389 7.9 44,000 2.7 71,000 1.8 117,000 2.1
Guard rail 877 2.9 28,000 1.8 75,000 1.9 104,000 1.8
Embankment 1,036 3.4 18,000 1.1 26,000 0.6 45,000 0.8
Bridge 192 0.6 4,000 0.2 14,000 0.3 18,000 0.3
Other/unknown 1,766 5.9 67,000 4.2 170,000 4.2 239,000 4.2
     Total      10,014 33.3% 272,000 17.1% 616,000 15.1% 898,000 15.8%
Collision with object, not fixed                
Parked motor vehicle 349 1.2 38,000 2.4 299,000 7.4 338,000 5.9
Animal 180 0.6 14,000 0.9 259,000 6.4 273,000 4.8
Pedestrian 4,380 14.6 60,000 3.8 3,000 0.1 67,000 1.2
Pedalcyclist 742 2.5 47,000 3.0 6,000 0.1 54,000 1.0
Train 115 0.4 (1) (1) (1) (1) 1,000 (1)
Other/unknown 310 1.0 11,000 0.7 54,000 1.3 66,000 1.2
     Total 6,076 20.2% 171,000 10.8% 622,000 15.3% 799,000 14.0%
Noncollision                
Rollover 2,720 9.0 62,000 3.9 33,000 0.8 97,000 1.7
Other/unknown 348 1.2 7,000 0.5 18,000 0.4 25,000 0.4
     Total 3,068 10.2% 69,000 4.3% 50,000 1.2% 123,000 2.2%
Total 30,057 (2) 100.0% 1,591,000 100.0% 4,066,000 100.0% 5,687,000 100.0%
(1) Less than 500 or  0.05 percent. (2) Includes 16 crashes with unknown first harmful events. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.