Fatal Crashes By First Harmful Event, Type Of Collision, 2016

 

Type of collision Number Percent of total fatal crashes
Collision with moving motor vehicle    
Angle 6,122 17.8 %
Rear end 2,350 6.8
Sideswipe 940 2.7
Head on 3,511 10.2
Other/unknown 174 0.5
     Total 13,097 38.0%
Collision with fixed object    
Pole/post 1,416 4.1
Culvert/curb/ditch 2,516 7.3
Shrubbery/tree 2,585 7.5
Guard rail 896 2.6
Embankment 947 2.7
Bridge 231 0.7
Other/unknown 1,835 5.3
     Total 10,426 30.3%
Collision with object, not fixed    
Parked motor vehicle 392 1.1
Animal 181 0.5
Pedestrian 5,548 16.1
Pedalcyclist 822 2.4
Train 102 0.3
Other/unknown 383 1.1
     Total 7,428 21.6 %
Noncollision    
Rollover 3,067 8.9
Other/unknown 396 1.1
     Total 3,463 10.1
Total 34,439 (1) 100.0%
(1) Includes 25 fatal crashes with unknown first harmful events. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.