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Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015

Accident Stats for April 2013

2 years, 3 months ago by Paige Traeder

Traffic accidents in Quincy were down last month

Traffic accidents in Quincy were down last month.

89 total accidents were reported in April, down from 111 in March.

Two were caused by those driving under the influence.

46 were ticketed for speeding, 19 for not wearing a seatbelt and 6 DUI arrests were made.

In April, the intersection at 36th and Meadowbrook had the most vehicle accidents, with three.

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Apr 13

Apr 12

Mar 13

YTD 13

YTD 12

Total Accidents

89

89

111

414

369

Injury Accidents

14

12

13

50

59

Total Fatalities

0

1

0

0

1

Total Injuries

23

14

15

70

74

DUI Accidents

2

2

2

12

11

Pedestrian Accidents

1

2

0

5

6

Pedestrian Injuries

2

2

0

6

4

Pedestrian Fatalities

0

1

0

0

1

Most Accidents-Day

Tue

Thur

Fri

Fri

Thur

# Bike Accidents

0

0

0

0

0

%Private Property

23%

24%

25%

21%

19%

%Dry Pavement

93%

91%

74%

76%

81%

#  Wet / Snow / Ice

5

8

28

83

73

%Day Light

74%

81%

80%

73%

74%

%Intersection

40%

31%

39%

38%

43%

%Rear End Collision

22%

24%

25%

21%

25%

%Fixed Object

7%

2%

10%

7%

5%

%Backing

15%

13%

14%

10%

12%

%Arrest Made

62%

69%

61%

61%

74%

% Injury Accidents

15%

13%

11%

12%

17%

#Speeding Arrests

46

23

67

229

221

#Seat Belt Arrests

19

11

54

115

95

#D.U.I. Arrests

6

8

18

44

42

Seat Belt Usage Rate

92.9%

92.5%

91.6%

91.7%

91.9%

#Speed Related Acc.’s

22

22

33

114

106

* Areas with two or more Accidents

 

Location

# Accidents

District

Injuries

36th Meadowbrook

3

3

0

36th Broadway

2

2

0

30th Broadway

2

2

0

6th Broadway

2

5

0

12th Broadway

2

5

0

25th Broadway

2

2/3

1

12th Harrison

2

4

0

 

 Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian’s Rights at Crosswalks

Pedestrian safety is always an important issue.  Particularly on multiple lane roadways, it can be a challenge for pedestrians to safely cross, even when utilizing a crosswalk.  Unfortunately, many motorists are unaware of their responsibilities regarding yielding to pedestrians at crosswalks, specifically at intersections where there are no signals or stop signs.  Likewise, many pedestrians attempt to cross when and where they should not.

The Illinois Vehicle Code states that the driver of a vehicle must yield or stop to allow for pedestrians to cross the road when the pedestrian is within a crosswalk and if the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway in which the vehicle is traveling, or close enough to the opposite half of the roadway to be in danger.”  Drivers must stop, if necessary, to allow the pedestrians safe crossing, so they don’t remain standing in a traffic lane.  Pedestrians should note that the law also states that pedestrians shall not suddenly leave a curb and walk into the path of a moving vehicle that is close enough to create an immediate hazard.

Basically, pedestrians should always cross in crosswalks when they are available and wait for a break in traffic before attempting to cross any street.