Española Community Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 12,040 licensed drivers in Española. Of these, there were 6,256 females and 5,784 males. The population of Española was 2,652. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 567, yielding a crash rate of 214 per thousand people (total number of crashes 567 divided by total population 2,652 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2007 to 2009 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown a downward trend from 2004 to 2008. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has decreased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has not changed. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Fatalities has not changed since last year. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2009. Of these intersections, six involved Riverside Dr.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 99 people convicted of DWI in Española, 63 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 62 divided by the total number of people convicted 99 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 85 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Pedestrians resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 58 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 20 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 75 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Following too close, Driver inattention and Failing to yield. There was one fatal crash in 2009. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 55 percent of drivers in crashes and 66 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 48 percent of licensed drivers in Española. Four pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Española. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Española 11 percent (4 of 35) were under 21.


  • 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 2009 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. (e.g. male and female driver counts do not always add up to the total number of licensed drivers because the gender of some drivers is not reported)







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




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Española, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        2        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 14        0        5        0        8        0       
 Visible injury 23        1        10        0        23        2       
 Complaint of injury 273        0        242        0        258        2       
 Unhurt 1,101        3        1,118        5        1,277        4       
 Total 1,411        4        1,377        5        1,566        8       


The Seven Intersections in Española with the Most Crashes, 2009
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Big Rock and Riverside Dr 11         0         6         0         7        
Fairview Ln and Riverside Dr 52         0         21         0         36        
La Joya St and Riverside Dr 13         0         5         0         16        
Lowdermilk Ln and Riverside Dr 24         0         8         0         12        
NM 584 and Onate St 12         0         3         0         4        
Riverside Dr and Santa Cruz Rd 21         0         6         0         9        
Riverside Dr and Valley Dr 11         0         4         0         6        



Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Española, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   62             45          
 2nd   27             20          
 3rd   8             15          
 4th   1             8          
 5th   1             7          
 6th   0             2          
 7th   0             2          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   99             99          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Española.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Española by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 481       85         0       0         172       0       317      
Pedestrian 3       1         1       100         2       1       5      
Fixed object 46       8         0       0         15       0       17      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 5       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Overturn 14       2         0       0         10       0       12      
Other non-collision 9       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Animal 3       1         0       0         2       0       3      
Other object 5       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Total 567       100         1       100         206       1       359      







Crashes in Española by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 637       58         1       50         231       0       222      
Pickup 219       20         0       0         76       0       59      
Semi 4       0         0       0         2       0       0      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 11       1         0       0         9       0       9      
Pedestrian 4       0         1       50         3       1       2      
Van/4 WD 136       12         0       0         53       0       47      
Other 15       1         0       0         7       0       3      
Unknown 78       7         0       0         29       0       17      
Total 1,105       100         2       100         410       1       359      




Crashes in Española by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 39       7         1       100         19       1       33      
Red light running 17       3         0       0         13       0       36      
Failing to yield 97       17         0       0         39       0       74      
Excessive speed 57       10         0       0         26       0       46      
Driving left of center 12       2         0       0         2       0       4      
Following too close 156       28         0       0         51       0       88      
Improper turning 14       2         0       0         5       0       8      
Improper overtaking 9       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Mechanical defect 6       1         0       0         2       0       3      
Driver inattention 118       21         0       0         33       0       48      
Improper driving 6       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Other 36       6         0       0         12       0       15      
Total 567       100         1       100         206       1       359      







People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Española, 2009




People in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Española, 2009









Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Española, 2009






Drivers in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Española, 2009





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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Española by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 104         1         31           93         0         36        
Pickup 20         0         8           18         0         7        
Motorcycle 1         0         1           1         0         1        
Pedestrian 1         0         1           1         1         0        
Van/4 WD 10         0         1           18         0         10        
Other 1         0         0           2         0         1        
Unknown 1         0         1           3         0         3        
Total 138         1         43           136         1         58        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Española, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 0       41       0       5         0       45       0       2      
2008 0       33       0       2         2       31       2       1      
2007 0       48       0       10         1       49       1       11      
2006 0       55       0       6         0       34       0       7      
2005 0       70       0       3         0       43       0       6      
2004 0       65       0       11         0       50       0       13      
2003 0       106       0       18         0       60       0       13      
2002 0       93       0       13         1       57       1       7      
2001 0       96       0       13         0       56       0       14      
2000 1       80       0       15         2       57       0       10