Española
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 12,174 licensed drivers in Española. Of these, there were 6,306 females and 5,868 males. The population of Española was 3,258. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 382, yielding a crash rate of 117 per thousand people (total number of crashes 382 divided by total population 3,258 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 21 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2007 to 2010 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown no trend from 2001 to 2010. 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 decreased since last year. There was one fatality in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2010. Of these intersections, four involved Riverside Dr.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 128 people convicted of DWI in Española, 41 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 52 divided by the total number of people convicted 128 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 84 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, Fixed objects and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 52 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 21 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 72 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Following too close, Failing to yield and Driver inattention. There were six fatal crashes in 2010. 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 48 percent of licensed drivers in Española. Two pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Española. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Española 13 percent (3 of 23) 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 2010 census counts.
  • 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 Española
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Española
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Espanola, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 6        3        0        0        2        0       
 Incapacitating injury 4        0        14        0        5        0       
 Visible injury 16        5        23        1        10        0       
 Complaint of injury 168        2        273        0        242        0       
 Unhurt 693        0        1,101        3        1,118        5       
 Total 887        10        1,411        4        1,377        5       




The Seven Intersections in Espanola with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Fairview Ln and Riverside Dr 31         0         17         0         26        
Industrial Park Rd and Onate St 6         0         2         0         2        
Los Alamos Hwy and Onate St 7         1         0         1         1        
Lowdermilk Ln and Riverside Dr 9         0         3         0         5        
NM 584 and Onate St 7         0         3         0         7        
Riverside Dr and Santa Cruz Rd 20         0         9         0         15        
Riverside Dr and Valley Dr 8         0         1         0         1        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Espanola, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   74             52          
 2nd   35             36          
 3rd   13             18          
 4th   5             7          
 5th   1             6          
 6th   0             6          
 7th   0             2          
 8th   0             1          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   128             128          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Espanola. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


DWI Arrests in Española
Showing First Arrest and Repeat Offenders, 2005-2010
Crashes in Española
by Hour and Alcohol Involvement, 2010
   

Crashes in Espanola by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 320       84         3       50         105       3       183      
Pedestrian 2       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 33       9         2       33         9       3       13      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 7       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Overturn 9       2         1       17         5       1       10      
Other non-collision 6       2         0       0         4       0       5      
Pedalcyclist 2       1         0       0         2       0       3      
Animal 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 382       100         6       100         128       7       217      



Crashes in Espanola by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 384       52         5       56         141       5       123      
Pickup 152       21         2       22         40       0       27      
Semi 9       1         0       0         3       0       0      
Bus 2       0         0       0         1       0       2      
Motorcycle 19       3         1       11         11       1       14      
Pedalcyclist 2       0         0       0         2       0       2      
Pedestrian 2       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 114       16         1       11         36       1       43      
Other 14       2         0       0         5       0       2      
Unknown 37       5         0       0         10       0       3      
Total 735       100         9       100         250       7       217      


Crashes in Espanola by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 30       8         5       83         13       6       25      
Red light running 20       5         0       0         7       0       10      
Failing to yield 78       20         0       0         23       0       39      
Excessive speed 46       12         0       0         16       0       31      
Driving left of center 5       1         1       17         1       1       2      
Following too close 99       26         0       0         37       0       66      
Improper turning 10       3         0       0         2       0       3      
Improper overtaking 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Inop. traffic control 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Mechanical defect 5       1         0       0         2       0       3      
Driver inattention 48       13         0       0         15       0       19      
Improper driving 5       1         0       0         2       0       4      
Other 34       9         0       0         9       0       14      
Total 382       100         6       100         128       7       217      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Española, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Española, 2010





Drivers in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Española, 2010




People in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Española, 2010




Pedestrians in Crashes in Española
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement, 2006-2010
Pedestrians in Crashes in Española
by Age Group, 2006-2010
   


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Espanola by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 52         0         19           58         0         16        
Pickup 7         0         1           12         0         5        
Motorcycle 2         0         2           3         0         1        
Van/4 WD 9         0         2           8         0         5        
Unknown 2         0         0           1         0         0        
Total 72         0         24           82         0         27        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Espanola, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       27       0       1         0       22       0       0      
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