Driving in any region can be hazardous at times, but certain North Carolina roads tend to see more fatal accidents than others. It may be wise to avoid these dangerous roads when you can so that you reduce your chances of being involved in a wreck.
The reasons these roads are more dangerous than others vary. The three factors that contribute to fatal accidents most often are as follows:
- Drunk driving
These are the most dangerous North Carolina roads that you may want to avoid when you can:
#1 - I-95
This interstate highway runs from Florida to Maine. There are approximately 55.1 fatal accidents on this road per 100 miles.
One of the reasons this road is so dangerous is because it receives quite a bit of precipitation. From 2011 to 2015, there were 109 fatal accidents on this road due to rain or snow.
Another reason this road is so hazardous is that drunk drivers are often on it. During the same time period, there were 266 fatal accidents on this road due to drunk drivers.
#2 - I-85
Interstate 85 travels from Alabama to Virginia. There are approximately 17.3 fatal accidents on this road per 100 miles.
One reason why this road is so dangerous is that it has inadequate lighting. Between 2011 and 2015, there were 116 fatal accidents on this road in the dark.
#3 - US-17
The US-17 is a coastal highway that runs from Florida up to Virginia where it meets the US-50. There are approximately 10.9 fatal accidents on this highway per 100 miles.
One of the reasons this road is so dangerous is because drunk drivers are frequently on it. From 2011 to 2015, there were 130 total fatal accidents on this road involving at least one drunk driver.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident on one of these roads, or any other road for that matter, we may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. We have helped many other people in similar situations, and we may be able to help you, too.
Call the skilled attorneys at Wallace Pierce Law today at (919) 887-7892 to discuss the details of your case.