Grant County Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 23,289 licensed drivers in Grant County. Of these, there were 11,742 females and 11,547 males. The population of Grant County was 29,844. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 664, yielding a crash rate of 22 per thousand people (total number of crashes 664 divided by total population 29,844 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 1999 to 2008 the number of crashes has shown no trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown a downward trend from 2005 to 2008. Belt usage (as a percentage) has decreased slightly from last year, while belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has increased.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 148 people convicted of DWI in Grant County, 85 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 126 divided by the total number of people convicted 148 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 44 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, Veh. on other roadways, Fixed objects and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 42 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 27 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 65 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Driver inattention and Excessive speed. There were 11 fatal crashes in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 60 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Grant County. Four pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, one 'Teenager' and one Young Adult were killed in crashes in Grant County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Grant County 14 percent (6 of 44) were under 21.

Note: The 1999 crash file contains 15% fewer crashes than the 1998 file. This may be due to problems implementing the new system after the old system failed, or to under reporting. Care should be used in interpreting differences between 1999 and other years in this report.


  • Location of arrest/conviction was determined by police agency/court location, not driver residence.
  • Crashes and drivers were counted by the city of occurrence/residence.
  • Population was counted according to the Census definition.
         The city population data is from the most current 2008 estimates.
  • Young adults are people between the ages of 20 and 24.
  • 'Teenagers' are people between the ages of 15 and 19.
  • Tables only include variable values for which there are data.





Crashes in Grant County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Grant County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Grant County, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 5        3        3        1        7        3       
 Incapacitating injury 24        3        20        2        20        2       
 Visible injury 49        1        45        2        45        4       
 Complaint of injury 122        0        165        1        167        0       
 Unhurt 974        2        1,126        4        1,172        2       
 Total 1,174        9        1,359        10        1,411        11       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Grant County, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   126             94          
 2nd   15             23          
 3rd   6             12          
 4th   1             7          
 5th   0             4          
 6th   0             2          
 7th   0             2          
 8th   0             2          
 9th   0             1          
 10 or more   0             1          
 Total   148             148          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Grant County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.




DWI Arrests in Grant County
Showing First Arrest and Repeat Offenders
Crashes in Grant County
by Hour and Alcohol Inovlvement


Crashes in Grant County by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 289       44         3       27         86       3       140      
Pedestrian 3       0         0       0         2       0       3      
Fixed object 100       15         2       18         35       2       40      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         1       9         0       1       2      
Parked vehicle 59       9         0       0         5       0       5      
Overturn 52       8         5       45         34       5       51      
Other non-collision 21       3         0       0         4       0       6      
Pedalcyclist 7       1         0       0         6       0       7      
Animal 124       19         0       0         11       0       14      
Other object 8       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 664       100         11       100         183       11       268      


Crashes in Grant County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 448       42         3       19         121       2       118      
Pickup 287       27         4       25         74       3       50      
Semi 18       2         4       25         1       1       1      
Bus 3       0         0       0         1       0       0      
Motorcycle 33       3         3       19         23       3       25      
Pedalcyclist 7       1         0       0         6       0       7      
Pedestrian 4       0         0       0         3       0       3      
Van/4 WD 155       15         2       13         42       2       37      
Other 62       6         0       0         20       0       23      
Unknown 40       4         0       0         7       0       4      
Total 1,057       100         16       100         298       11       268      



Crashes in Grant County by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 52       8         5       45         24       5       33      
Red light running 18       3         1       9         11       1       17      
Failing to yield 68       10         0       0         24       0       40      
Excessive speed 80       12         2       18         40       2       58      
Driving left of center 17       3         1       9         9       1       9      
Following too close 57       9         0       0         15       0       19      
Improper turning 19       3         0       0         1       0       2      
Improper overtaking 8       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 13       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Driver inattention 162       24         0       0         39       0       54      
Improper driving 8       1         1       9         2       1       12      
Other 162       24         1       9         16       1       22      
Total 664       100         11       100         183       11       268      


People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Grant County, 2008


People in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Grant County, 2008


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Grant County, 2008


Drivers in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Grant County, 2008



Pedestrians in Crashes in Grant County
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Grant County
by Age Group

"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Grant County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 64         1         24           62         0         17        
Pickup 29         0         7           26         0         10        
Motorcycle 6         0         5           2         0         2        
Pedalcyclist 0         0         0           2         0         2        
Pedestrian 2         0         2           0         0         0        
Van/4 WD 17         0         4           14         0         5        
Other 7         0         4           7         0         3        
Unknown 1         0         1           3         0         0        
Total 126         1         47           116         0         39        

"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Grant County, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 1       41       1       3         1       35       0       8      
2007 0       38       0       2         3       42       3       9      
2006 1       48       0       1         0       37       0       4      
2005 0       67       0       5         0       36       0       8      
2004 1       35       1       3         0       25       0       3      
2003 0       53       0       8         1       50       1       8      
2002 0       65       0       4         0       41       0       5      
2001 0       65       0       13         0       47       0       9      
2000 2       62       1       14         0       45       0       12      
1999 2       42       1       13         3       45       1       13