Fatal Crashes By First Harmful Event, Type Of Collision, 2018

 

Type of collision Number Percent of total fatal crashes
Collision with moving motor vehicle    
Angle 6,037 17.9%
Rear end 2,439 7.2
Sideswipe 909 2.7
Head on 3,651 10.8
Other/unknown 158 0.5
     Total 13,194 39.2%
Collision with fixed object    
Pole/post 1,384 4.1
Culvert/curb/ditch 2,259 6.7
Shrubbery/tree 2,386 7.1
Guard rail 947 2.8
Embankment 789 2.3
Bridge 180 0.5
Other/unknown 1,727 5.1
     Total 9,672 28.7%
Collision with object, not fixed    
Parked motor vehicle 407 1.2
Animal 185 0.5
Pedestrian 5,821 17.3
Pedalcyclist 844 2.5
Train 108 0.3
Other/unknown 367 1.1
     Total 7,732 23.0%
Noncollision    
Rollover 2,620 7.8
Other/unknown 400 1.2
     Total 3,020 9.0%
Total 33,654 (1) 100.0%
(1) Includes 36 fatal crashes with unknown first harmful events. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.