Lovington Community Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 9,205 licensed drivers in Lovington. Of these, there were 4,532 females and 4,673 males. The population of Lovington was 10,108. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 179, yielding a crash rate of 18 per thousand people (total number of crashes 179 divided by total population 10,108 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 shown no trend from 2000 to 2009. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has increased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has not changed. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Fatalities has increased since last year. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2009. Of these intersections, six involved Ave D.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 46 people convicted of DWI in Lovington, 67 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 31 divided by the total number of people convicted 46 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 64 percent of all crashes. Pickups were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 39 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Passenger cars accounted for 35 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 78 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Failing to yield and Red light running. There were no fatal crashes in 2009.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 56 percent of drivers in crashes and 88 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 51 percent of licensed drivers in Lovington. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Lovington. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Lovington 0 percent (0 of 8) 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 Lovington
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Lovington
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Lovington, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        1        1        1        1       
 Incapacitating injury 3        0        2        0        4        3       
 Visible injury 14        1        10        1        6        0       
 Complaint of injury 40        0        37        0        26        0       
 Unhurt 295        0        362        2        419        0       
 Total 352        1        412        4        456        4       



The Seven Intersections in Lovington with the Most Crashes, 2009
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
1st St and Ave D 4         0         1         0         1        
2nd St and Ave D 7         0         1         0         1        
7th St and Ave D 4         0         2         0         2        
9th St and Ave D 5         0         0         0         0        
9th St and Central Ave 4         0         0         0         0        
Ave D and Commercial St 7         0         3         0         5        
Ave D and Main St 6         0         0         0         0        



Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Lovington, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   31             24          
 2nd   13             11          
 3rd   0             2          
 4th   2             4          
 5th   0             4          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             1          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   46             46          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Lovington.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Lovington by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 114       64         0       0         30       0       49      
Pedestrian 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 29       16         0       0         4       0       7      
Parked vehicle 24       13         0       0         3       0       3      
Overturn 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other non-collision 4       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Pedalcyclist 3       2         0       0         3       0       3      
Animal 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 179       100         0       0         44       0       66      






Crashes in Lovington by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 115       35         0       0         32       0       30      
Pickup 127       39         0       0         32       0       22      
Semi 6       2         0       0         2       0       1      
Motorcycle 4       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedalcyclist 3       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 42       13         0       0         7       0       6      
Other 12       4         0       0         2       0       0      
Unknown 14       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 324       100         0       0         82       0       66      





Crashes in Lovington by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 10       6         0       0         3       0       3      
Red light running 21       12         0       0         7       0       16      
Failing to yield 34       19         0       0         8       0       11      
Excessive speed 14       8         0       0         2       0       2      
Driving left of center 7       4         0       0         2       0       3      
Following too close 15       8         0       0         6       0       11      
Improper turning 8       4         0       0         3       0       3      
Improper overtaking 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 5       3         0       0         2       0       4      
Driver inattention 38       21         0       0         6       0       6      
Improper driving 8       4         0       0         2       0       2      
Other 18       10         0       0         3       0       5      
Total 179       100         0       0         44       0       66      







People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Lovington, 2009






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








Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Lovington, 2009






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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Lovington by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 23         0         5           12         0         1        
Pickup 24         0         8           16         0         3        
Van/4 WD 4         0         1           4         0         0        
Other 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Unknown 2         0         0           1         0         0        
Total 54         0         14           33         0         4        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Lovington, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 0       8       0       0         0       2       0       1      
2008 0       10       0       0         1       6       1       0      
2007 0       12       0       1         0       4       0       0      
2006 0       12       0       0         0       4       0       0      
2005 0       15       0       0         0       12       0       1      
2004 0       17       0       0         0       6       0       1      
2003 0       14       0       0         0       6       0       0      
2002 0       13       0       1         0       8       0       1      
2001 0       22       0       3         0       13       0       1      
2000 1       27       1       2         0       6       0       2