Fatal Crashes By First Harmful Event, Type Of Collision, 2020

 

Type of collision Number Percent of total fatal crashes
Collision with moving motor vehicle    
Angle 6,432 18%
Rear end 2,428 6.8
Sideswipe 950 2.7
Head on 3,631 10.2
Other/unknown 181 0.5
     Total 13,622 38.1%
Collision with fixed object    
Pole/post 1,595 4.5%
Culvert/curb/ditch 2,741 7.7
Shrubbery/tree 2,586 7.2
Guard rail 932 2.6
Embankment 906 2.5
Bridge 181 0.5
Other/unknown 2,008 5.6
     Total 10,949 30.6%
Collision with object, not fixed    
Parked motor vehicle 459 1.3
Animal 194 0.5
Pedestrian 5,982 16.7
Pedalcyclist 923 2.6
Train 79 0.2
Other/unknown 430 1.2
     Total 8,067 22.6%
Noncollision    
Rollover 2,694 7.5
Other/unknown 362 1
     Total 3,056 8.5%
Total 35,766 (1) 100.0%
(1) Includes 72 fatal crashes with unknown first harmful events. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.