Deaths by Type of Incident

Although motor-vehicle deaths decreased 2% from 2021 to 2022, over the last 10 years, motor-vehicle deaths have increased 30%. During this same time, pedestrian deaths have increased 53% and bicyclist deaths have increased 40%. The largest proportion of deaths involve collisions with other motor vehicles, which have increased 43% over the last 10 years. Incident types trending down include deaths involving collisions with railroads, collisions with fixed objects, non-collision incidents, and non-traffic events.

Use the interactive chart to explore long-term trends by incident type. The years displayed can be adjusted using the year range filter. The timeline chart can be further customized by selecting a specific pie segment. The pie segment totals represent the total deaths by incident type for the selected year range.

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Source: Total deaths are from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), except 1964, which are National Safety Council (NSC) estimates based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Deaths by incident type are NSC estimates and may not add to the total deaths.