Laguna Community Report, 2008

Demographics

An updated licensed driver count is not available for Laguna for 2008. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 52.

General Crash Information

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

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 4 people convicted of DWI in Laguna, 50 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 2 divided by the total number of people convicted 4 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Overturns and Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 74 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns and Pedestrians resulted in fatalities. Semis were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 25 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs, Pickups and Passenger cars each accounted for 20 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. These 4 vehicle types comprised 83 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Excessive speed, Driver inattention, Other and Alcohol involvement. There were six fatal crashes in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 79 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Laguna. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2008. In 2008, one 'Teenager' and two Young Adults were killed in crashes in Laguna.

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 Laguna
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Laguna
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Laguna, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 5        2        5        3        3        3       
 Incapacitating injury 8        3        6        1        6        0       
 Visible injury 13        0        15        0        11        2       
 Complaint of injury 3        0        22        0        20        0       
 Unhurt 41        0        73        0        77        0       
 Total 70        5        121        4        117        5       

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


DWI Arrests in Laguna
Showing First Arrest and Repeat Offenders
Crashes in Laguna
by Hour and Alcohol Involvement
   


Crashes in Laguna by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 19       37         0       0         6       0       15      
Pedestrian 1       2         1       17         0       1       0      
Fixed object 8       15         0       0         1       0       2      
Parked vehicle 1       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 19       37         5       83         8       7       15      
Other non-collision 3       6         0       0         1       0       2      
Animal 1       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 52       100         6       100         16       8       34      

Crashes in Laguna by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 15       20         3       43         4       4       10      
Pickup 15       20         1       14         6       2       8      
Semi 19       25         0       0         7       0       5      
Bus 1       1         0       0         1       0       0      
Motorcycle 2       3         0       0         2       0       2      
Pedestrian 1       1         1       14         0       1       0      
Van/4 WD 15       20         1       14         2       1       8      
Other 5       7         0       0         1       0       1      
Unknown 2       3         1       14         0       0       0      
Total 75       100         7       100         23       8       34      



Crashes in Laguna by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 9       17         4       67         2       5       4      
Failing to yield 2       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Excessive speed 13       25         0       0         5       0       11      
Following too close 3       6         0       0         1       0       2      
Mechanical defect 4       8         1       17         0       2       1      
Driver inattention 12       23         1       17         6       1       14      
Other 9       17         0       0         2       0       2      
Total 52       100         6       100         16       8       34      

People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Laguna, 2008


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





Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Laguna, 2008





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

Pedestrians in Crashes in Laguna
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Laguna
by Age Group
   


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Laguna by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 4         0         2           1         1         0        
Pickup 0         0         0           2         1         1        
Semi 0         0         0           2         0         1        
Pedestrian 0         0         0           1         1         0        
Van/4 WD 2         1         1           1         0         0        
Other 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Total 6         1         3           8         3         2        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Laguna, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 1       7       0       0         2       7       1       1      
2007 0       2       0       1         1       4       1       1      
2006 2       6       2       1         0       8       0       2      
2005 0       11       0       1         1       11       1       0      
2004 1       6       0       0         0       18       0       2      
2003 0       7       0       0         1       10       1       2      
2002 0       6       0       0         2       14       0       1      
2001 0       10       0       0         2       7       0       1      
2000 0       12       0       3         1       13       1       2      
1999 0       13       0       2         0       9       0       0