Sandoval County Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 91,559 licensed drivers in Sandoval County. Of these, there were 46,678 females and 44,881 males. The population of Sandoval County was 122,298. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 1,889, yielding a crash rate of 15 per thousand people (total number of crashes 1,889 divided by total population 122,298 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2003 to 2007 the number of crashes has shown an upward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown no trend from 1999 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 slightly.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 430 people convicted of DWI in Sandoval County, 77 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 332 divided by the total number of people convicted 430 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 65 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Pedalcyclists, Overturns, Veh. on other roadways, Fixed objects, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 51 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs and Pickups each accounted for 19 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. These three vehicle types each comprised 87 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Following too close and Other. There were 17 fatal crashes in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 57 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 49 percent of licensed drivers in Sandoval County. 11 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' and one Young Adult were killed in crashes in Sandoval County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Sandoval County 18 percent (22 of 125) 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 Sandoval County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Sandoval County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Sandoval County, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 13        2        10        2        16        9       
 Incapacitating injury 87        0        63        7        72        4       
 Visible injury 153        8        134        2        156        3       
 Complaint of injury 566        6        575        0        627        2       
 Unhurt 3,086        5        3,688        7        3,565        2       
 Total 3,905        21        4,470        18        4,436        20       




Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Sandoval County, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   332             273          
 2nd   75             86          
 3rd   22             45          
 4th   0             17          
 5th   1             8          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             1          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   430             430          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Sandoval County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.




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


Crashes in Sandoval County by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 1,228       65         8       47         413       13       681      
Pedestrian 11       1         2       12         7       2       8      
Fixed object 263       14         1       6         71       1       99      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         1       6         0       1       2      
Parked vehicle 117       6         0       0         17       0       21      
Overturn 139       7         4       24         76       4       101      
Other non-collision 37       2         0       0         11       0       11      
Pedalcyclist 10       1         1       6         9       1       9      
Animal 59       3         0       0         7       0       8      
Other object 24       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Total 1,889       100         17       100         614       22       943      


Crashes in Sandoval County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 1,729       51         14       40         592       10       507      
Pickup 644       19         6       17         188       1       123      
Semi 45       1         1       3         13       0       10      
Bus 6       0         0       0         1       0       0      
Motorcycle 89       3         3       9         65       3       67      
Pedalcyclist 10       0         1       3         9       1       9      
Pedestrian 11       0         2       6         7       2       7      
Van/4 WD 649       19         7       20         224       5       196      
Other 98       3         1       3         32       0       18      
Unknown 138       4         0       0         19       0       6      
Total 3,419       100         35       100         1,150       22       943      






Crashes in Sandoval County by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 151       8         6       35         71       6       116      
Red light running 62       3         0       0         28       0       42      
Failing to yield 243       13         2       12         100       2       180      
Excessive speed 209       11         5       29         72       8       112      
Driving left of center 28       1         1       6         8       3       11      
Following too close 387       20         0       0         137       0       193      
Improper turning 50       3         1       6         15       1       24      
Improper overtaking 18       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 35       2         0       0         9       0       18      
Driver inattention 428       23         1       6         118       1       171      
Improper driving 21       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Other 257       14         1       6         54       1       74      
Total 1,889       100         17       100         614       22       943      






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


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


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


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

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



"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Sandoval County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 301         0         100           229         1         84        
Pickup 60         0         23           68         0         23        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 7         0         7           15         1         11        
Pedalcyclist 1         0         1           3         0         3        
Pedestrian 2         0         2           2         0         2        
Van/4 WD 64         0         21           53         0         20        
Other 4         0         2           10         0         4        
Unknown 4         0         2           8         0         2        
Total 443         0         158           389         2         149        

"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Sandoval County, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 0       137       0       12         1       111       0       22      
2007 2       128       0       5         2       111       1       17      
2006 2       131       1       5         5       95       5       15      
2005 2       193       0       18         1       130       1       24      
2004 0       184       0       26         2       124       1       22      
2003 3       165       1       10         4       89       1       26      
2002 2       166       2       11         3       111       2       27      
2001 0       160       0       22         1       88       0       19      
2000 4       187       1       24         4       102       2       22      
1999 6       122       1       19         4       76       3       14