Sandoval County Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 93,994 licensed drivers in Sandoval County. Of these, there were 47,878 females and 46,116 males. The population of Sandoval County was 125,988. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 1,964, yielding a crash rate of 16 per thousand people (total number of crashes 1,964 divided by total population 125,988 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2000 to 2009 the number of crashes has shown no trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also 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 decreased. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Fatalities has decreased since last year.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 372 people convicted of DWI in Sandoval County, 67 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 251 divided by the total number of people convicted 372 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 66 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Other non-collisions, Overturns, Fixed objects and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 49 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 21 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 69 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Following too close and Failing to yield. There were 20 fatal crashes in 2009. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 55 percent of drivers in crashes and 73 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 49 percent of licensed drivers in Sandoval County. Eight pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, two "Teenagers" and six Young Adults were killed in crashes in Sandoval County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Sandoval County 21 percent (22 of 104) 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 Sandoval County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Sandoval County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Sandoval County, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 15        5        13        2        10        2       
 Incapacitating injury 68        5        87        0        63        7       
 Visible injury 127        5        153        8        134        2       
 Complaint of injury 643        2        566        6        575        0       
 Unhurt 3,384        3        3,086        5        3,688        7       
 Total 4,237        20        3,905        21        4,470        18       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Sandoval County, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   251             198          
 2nd   91             93          
 3rd   19             39          
 4th   10             24          
 5th   0             12          
 6th   1             4          
 7th   0             1          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             1          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   372             372          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 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, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 1,292       66         8       40         436       12       736      
Pedestrian 8       0         0       0         7       0       7      
Fixed object 290       15         3       15         56       3       67      
Veh. on other roadway 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 119       6         0       0         6       0       7      
Overturn 120       6         8       40         61       8       93      
Other non-collision 44       2         1       5         22       1       22      
Pedalcyclist 11       1         0       0         9       0       9      
Animal 58       3         0       0         13       0       16      
Other object 20       1         0       0         2       0       3      
Total 1,964       100         20       100         612       24       960      


Crashes in Sandoval County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 1,741       49         11       37         592       9       494      
Pickup 739       21         8       27         224       4       162      
Semi 30       1         0       0         3       0       0      
Bus 19       1         0       0         4       0       1      
Motorcycle 77       2         3       10         62       3       70      
Pedalcyclist 13       0         0       0         10       0       10      
Pedestrian 8       0         0       0         7       0       7      
Van/4 WD 723       20         7       23         245       8       198      
Other 88       2         1       3         20       0       7      
Unknown 150       4         0       0         18       0       11      
Total 3,588       100         30       100         1,185       24       960      





Crashes in Sandoval County by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 114       6         9       45         37       10       61      
Red light running 64       3         1       5         32       1       45      
Failing to yield 251       13         1       5         97       1       162      
Excessive speed 233       12         6       30         83       7       148      
Driving left of center 35       2         1       5         7       3       16      
Following too close 409       21         0       0         134       0       211      
Improper turning 50       3         0       0         11       0       15      
Improper overtaking 22       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Inop. traffic control 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 42       2         0       0         14       0       21      
Driver inattention 458       23         1       5         133       1       204      
Improper driving 43       2         1       5         8       1       10      
Other 241       12         0       0         53       0       64      
Total 1,964       100         20       100         612       24       960      




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Sandoval County, 2009


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Sandoval County, 2009


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

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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Sandoval County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 363         1         114           219         4         77        
Pickup 81         0         25           77         3         17        
Bus 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Motorcycle 4         0         3           17         0         13        
Pedalcyclist 1         0         1           1         0         1        
Pedestrian 2         0         2           2         0         2        
Van/4 WD 90         1         30           52         1         19        
Other 2         0         0           5         0         1        
Unknown 2         0         0           1         0         1        
Total 546         2         175           374         8         131        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Sandoval County, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 2       148       1       7         6       97       5       9      
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