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Collisions & Casualties by Year

Below are statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA - part of the U.S. Department of Transportation) showing vehicle-train collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings for the years 1981-2018.

For more federal statistics, visit the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis.

UPDATED 11/5/19

All Highway-Rail Incidents at Public and Private Crossings, 1981-2018
Source: Federal Railroad Administration

* Preliminary statistics
YearCollisionsFatalitiesInjuries
19819,4617283,293
19827,9326072,637
19837,3055752,623
19847,4566492,910
19857,0735822,687
19866,5136162,458
19876,4266242,429
19886,6176892,589
19896,5268012,868
19905,7156982,407
19915,3886082,094
19924,9105791,975
19934,8926261,837
19944,9796151,961
19954,6335791,894
19964,2574881,610
19973,8654611,540
19983,5084311,303
19993,4894021,396
20003,5024251,219
20013,2374211,157
20023,077357999
20032,9773341,035
20043,0773721,092
20053,0573591,051
20062,9363691,070
20072,7763391,062
20082,429290992
20091,934249743
20102,051260887
20112,0612501,045
20121,985230974
20132,101232975
20142,296262871
20152,0802371,047
20162,049255852
2017*2,123271844
2018*2,217262840

 

Did You Know?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at U.S. DOT:

Three out of four crashes occur within 25 miles of a motorist's home.  Fifty percent of all crashes occur within five miles of home.

A calculation of NHTSA statistics on the rate of deaths per collision in vehicle/vehicle crashes versus the FRA statistics of deaths per collision in vehicle/train crashes reveals:

A motorist is almost 20 times more likely to die in a crash involving a train than in a collision involving another motor vehicle.