Motor Carrier Management Information
Bus Accident StatisticsBus travel is one of the safest forms of transportation. However, many buses lack essential safety features like seatbelts, which allows great potential for serious injuries and fatalities to occur when a bus accident does occur. Therefore, it is important to speak with a bus accident lawyer after being injured in a crash to ensure that your rights are protected. The provided bus accident statistics were compiled from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS).
National Bus Accident StatisticsDuring 2008, 311 people were killed and 17,207 people were injured in U.S. bus accidents. During 2009, there were:
- 13,395 bus accidents total for the United States
- FARS reported the 221 of those accidents were fatal and MCMIS reported a total of 231 fatal bus crashes in the U.S.
- 254 people were killed in these bus accidents throughout the U.S.
- 15,399 people were injured in bus accidents in the U.S.
Bus Accident StatisticsDuring 2008, out of the 311 people that were killed in fatal bus accidents nationally, 39 were in California. In 2009, there were:
- 1,140 injuries involving bus accidents in California
- 2,816 fatal motor vehicle accidents, 23 of which involved buses