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People Table 18. Vehicles Involved, Persons Involved, and Persons Killed in Fatal Bus Crashes, 2020

20P18.xlsx (14.99 KB)
Vehicle / Person Type Vehicles Involved: Number Vehicles Involved: Percent Persons Involved: Number Persons Involved: Percent Persons Killed: Number Persons Killed: Percent
Vehicles/Vehicle Occupants
Passenger Car 68 23.2% 104 13.3% 59 33.5%
Light Truck 40 13.7% 46 5.9% 28 15.9%
Large Truck 13 4.4% 15 1.9% 5 2.8%
Bus (Single-Vehicle Crash) 53 18.1% 177 22.6% 9 5.1%
Bus (Multiple-Vehicle Crash) 103 35.2% 368 47.1% 7 4.0%
Motorcycle 13 4.4% 13 1.7% 12 6.8%
Other Vehicle Type 3 1.0% 4 0.5% 2 1.1%
Total Vehicles/Vehicle Occupants 293 100.0% 727 93.0% 122 69.3%
Nonmotorists
Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Not In Transport 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Occupant of a Non-Motor Vehicle Transport Device 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Pedestrian 46 5.9% 45 25.6%
Bicyclist 7 0.9% 7 4.0%
Person on a Personal Conveyance 2 0.3% 2 1.1%
Person in or on a Building 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Total Nonmotorists 55 7.0% 54 30.7%
Total 293 100.0% 782 100.0% 176 100.0%
— Not applicable.
Notes: A passenger car is defined as a motor vehicle used primarily for carrying passengers, including convertibles, sedans, and station wagons. A light truck is defined as a truck with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,000 pounds or less, including pickups, vans, truck-based station wagons, and sport utility vehicles. A large truck is defined as a truck with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds. A bus is defined as any motor vehicle designed primarily to transport nine or more persons, including the driver. Vehicles with unknown numbers of occupants are assumed here to have one occupant.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).
Last updated: Monday, October 3, 2022