Friday, July 20, 2012

UPDATE: Crashing on Academy

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 11:19 AM

By the way, many in the Springs still wonder why CSPD discontinued the publication of the list of the 25 most dangerous intersections citywide.

We asked. Here are few reasons that senior public communication specialist Barbara A. Miller shares via email

There were actually several factors that were considered and weighed upon heavily in making our determination to include:
We implemented an on-line service where citizens involved in an accident {that met certain criteria — non-injury etc.} could report the information themselves — instead of waiting for an officer to respond to the scene. Those accident reports go directly to the State and bypass us therefore making it impossible for us to document them and where they occurred.
Often times, if a fatality took place, a higher weight {level} would be assigned making it appear that the intersection was more dangerous — when in fact there may have only been one fatality and no other incidents. This was misleading.
Third point- When a “Top Accident” locations list was released, officers concentrated their efforts and focused their attention primarily on those particular spots. Attention is now provided to all areas.
The raw data is collected and shared with each division {Gold Hill, Stetson Hills, Falcon and Sand Lake} so they can assign their resources to the areas specific to them.


——- ORIGINAL POST, JULY 17, 12:44 PM ——-

Towing truck removing two vehicles after a collision at Half Turn & Academy
  • Achille Ngoma
  • A tow truck removes two vehicles after a collision at Half Turn & Academy.

If you drive on Academy Boulevard, you need to be focused. A list of 58 intersections with more than 12 traffic crashes shows that 38.74 percent of accidents reported to the Colorado Springs Police Department in 2011 occurred on Academy.

In total, 446 traffic crashes happened on 21 intersections along Academy Boulevard. On South Academy alone, 125 total crashes happened at just four intersections, with those at Airport Road and Fountain Boulevard leading the way.

(So much for the argument that everyone just drives Powers Boulevard these days.)

Overall, 1151 crashes reported to CSPD in 2011 occurred at the 58 intersections. According to Deputy Chief Vincent Niski from the police department's Support Bureau, the list "will not include any crashes reported to the Colorado State Patrol or those investigated by outside agencies."

Without further ado, here's the list:


Rank — Intersection — Crash Count

1 Airport Rd & S Powers Bl 43

2 Airport Rd & S Academy Bl 41

3 E Fountain Bl & S Academy Bl 40

4 Austin Bluffs Py & N Union Bl 32

5 N Carefree Cr & N Powers Bl 32

6 N Powers Bl & Stetson Hills Bl 32

7 Galley Rd & N Academy Bl 31

8 Barnes Rd & N Powers Bl 30

9 Galley Rd & N Powers Bl 30

10 E Platte Av & N Murray Bl 27

11 E Platte Av & N Academy Bl 24

12 Astrozon Bl & S Academy Bl 23

13 N Academy Bl & Palmer Park Bl 23

14 S 08th St & W Cimarron St 23

15 Austin Bluffs Py & N Academy Bl 22

16 Constitution Av & N Powers Bl 21

17 Hancock Ey & S Academy Bl 21

18 N Academy Bl & Voyager Py 21

19 E Fountain Bl & S Powers Bl 20

20 E Platte Av & N Union Bl 20

21 Maizeland Rd & N Academy Bl 20

22 N Academy Bl & N Carefree Cr 20

23 N Academy Bl & N Union Bl 20

24 E Pikes Peak Av & N Academy Bl 19

25 Austin Bluffs Py & Beverly St 18

26 Briargate Py & N Powers Bl 18

27 Dublin Bl & N Powers Bl 18

28 S 21st St & W Hy-24 18

29 Constitution Av & N Academy Bl 17

30 E Fountain Bl & S Murray Bl 17

31 E Woodmen Rd & N Academy Bl 17

32 Austin Bluffs Py & Barnes Rd 16

33 Bloomington St & N Carefree Cr 16

34 E Platte Av & N Powers Bl 16

35 Flintridge Dr & N Academy Bl 16

36 N Powers Bl & S Carefree Cr 16

37 Northpark Dr & W Garden Of The Gods Rd 16

38 Austin Bluffs Py & Meadow Ln 15

39 E Bijou St & N Academy Bl 15

40 E Platte Av & N Chelton Rd 15

41 Lake Av & Southgate Rd 15

42 Lake Av & Venetucci Bl 15

43 Milton E Proby Py & S Powers Bl 15

44 N Chestnut St & W Garden Of The Gods Rd 15

45 Austin Bluffs Py & E Woodmen Rd 14

46 Barnes Rd & Tutt Bl 14

47 Centennial Bl & W Garden Of The Gods Rd 14

48 E Fillmore St & N Nevada Av 14

49 E Fillmore St & N Union Bl 14

50 E Woodmen Rd & N Union Bl 14

51 Half Turn Rd & N Academy Bl 14

52 Hy-115 & Lake Av 14

53 Meadowland Bl & N Academy Bl 14

54 S 21st St & W Cimarron St 14

55 Airport Rd & S Circle Dr 13

56 Dublin Bl & N Academy Bl 13

57 E Platte Av & N Circle Dr 13

58 E San Miguel St & N Academy Bl 13

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