Fatal Crashes By First Harmful Event, Type Of Collision, 2017

 

Type of collision Number Percent of total fatal crashes
Collision with moving motor vehicle    
Angle 6,354 18.6%
Rear end 2,456 7.2
Sideswipe 961 2.8
Head on 3,471 10.1
Other/unknown 174 0.5
     Total 13,416 39.2%
Collision with fixed object    
Pole/post 1,431 4.2
Culvert/curb/ditch 2,443 7.1
Shrubbery/tree 2,455 7.2
Guard rail 958 2.8
Embankment 880 2.6
Bridge 193 0.6
Other/unknown 1,870 5.5
     Total 10,230 29.9%
Collision with object, not fixed    
Parked motor vehicle 407 1.2
Animal 194 0.6
Pedestrian 5,546 16.2
Pedalcyclist 775 2.3
Train 125 0.4
Other/unknown 411 1.2
     Total 7,458 21.8%
Noncollision    
Rollover 2,750 8.0
Other/unknown 374 1.1
     Total 3,124 9.1
Total 34,247 (1) 100.0%
(1) Includes 19 fatal crashes with unknown first harmful events. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.