For Immediate Release
Traffic Report Card: Fatalities Increase
The City of Springfield Public Works Department's most recent traffic crash report card, reflecting crashes occurring Jan. 1 – Oct. 31, 2012, indicates an increase of 11 more fatalities, 157%, over the previous year, compared with the same time period in 2011. In 2012, there were 18 fatality crashes, killing 21 people. That is compared to seven fatality crashes killing eight people in 2011.
The total number of crashes decreased by four percent and the number of injury crashes decreased six percent.
For more information, contact: Mandy Buettgen, senior engineer in the City's Public Works traffic operations division, at 417-864-1801.