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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there are about 43,000 people killed in fatal car accidents each year in the United States. Roughly, 40 percent of the fatal crashes are alcohol-related. In addition to fatal accidents, about 2.9 million people are injured each year. See Stats Below.
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Fatal Crash Statistics By Year
Total Traffic Crashes In the United States

 2005

 2004

  2003

  2002

  2001

  2000

  1999

 1998

 1997
                 
 Fatal Vehicle Crashes

39,189

 38,444

  38,477

 38,491

38,862 

37,526

37,140

37,107

37,324
                   
 Fatality Totals:                  
 Drivers

 27,472

 28,871

 26,779

 26,659

25,869 

 25,567

 25,257

24,743 

24,667 
 Passengers

10,036 

 10,355

 10,458

 10,604

 10,469

 10,695

 10,521

10,530 

 10,944
 Other

 86

78

104

112

102

86

 97

 109

 114
 Sub-total

 37,594

37,304

37,341

 37,375

 36,440

 36,348

 35,875

 35,382

 35,725
 Non-Motorists Killed                  
Pedestrians

 4,881

4,675

4,774

4,851

4,901

4,763

4,939

5,228

5,321
 Bicyclists

 784

727

629

665

732

693

754

 760

814
 Other

 184

130

140

114

123

141

149

131

153
 Total Killed

 43,443

42,836

42,884

43,005

42,196

41,945

41,717

41,501

42,013
                   

This chart is based on Data Compiled by the US Federal Government. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)



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