NC Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrians are involved with auto accidents more often in North Carolina than most other states in the US. The 2008 data ranked North Carolina with the 9th highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the nation. Wake County had the second highest ranking of pedestrian accidents anywhere in North Carolina.
Collisions With Pedestrians in NC
The last survey conducted by the NC Department of Transportation on Bicycle and Walking Safety was in 2000. The report showed that young adults and those over 50 make up the majority of pedestrians. The NC Department of Transportation reported that from 2004-2008, 12,574 collisions involved a pedestrian in NC. Rural areas and small towns had higher rates of walking as well. A February 2012 pedestrian accident in Warrenton, a rural area, injured two men who were walking. The driver of the responsible car was only 18.
Hit By a Car While Walking
Pedestrians who are injured by a negligent driver can file a claim with the negligent driver’s insurance company. If you were injured by a car while you were walking, contact a North Carolina auto accident attorney at Brent Adams & Associates at 877-BRENT-ADAMS. Our pedestrian accident lawyers will help you file your injury claim. Our pedestrian accident lawyers are highly experienced with medical record research, North Carolina traffic laws, accident scene analysis, and insurance company protocol.
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