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1 IIHS Characteristics of Vehicle-Animal Crashes in Which Vehicle Occupants are Killed Deer-Vehicle Crash Reduction: Setting a Strategic Agenda Madison, Wisconsin – October 24, 2005 JoAnn K. Wells

2 IIHS Number of vehicle-animal crashes on U.S. roads in which vehicle occupants were killed

3 IIHS Study states and number of fatal vehicle-animal crashes, PA 22 NC 10 SC 16 GA 18 OH 16 WI 22 MO 18 CO 11 MN 14

4 IIHS Animals involved in collisions in which vehicle occupants were killed Deer113 Cattle13 Horse9 Dog9 Bear1 Cat1 Opossum1

5 IIHS Moose crash test dummy

6 IIHS Types of vehicles that struck animals Passenger vehicles80 Motorcycles55 Medium or heavy trucks9 ATVs, mopeds3

7 IIHS Types of vehicle-animal crashes in which vehicle occupants were killed Single vehicle Motorcyclist or ATV/moped operator struck animal, fell off vehicle Passenger vehicle or truck struck animal, went off road, struck fixed object and/or overturned Animal went through passenger vehicle windshield Multiple vehicle Vehicle struck animal, animal went through windshield of oncoming vehicle Vehicle struck animal, then collided with another vehicle Vehicle struck animal, then another vehicle struck same animal and went off road, striking object and/or overturning Other

8 IIHS Number of passenger vehicle occupants killed in vehicle-animal crashes

9 IIHS Number of motorcyclists killed in vehicle-animal crashes By helmet use and helmet law status states with universal helmet laws states with partial or no laws

10 IIHS For more information:


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