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North Carolina Car Accident Statistics

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Car accidents happen every day all over the country for all sorts of reasons, and North Carolina is no exception. Data can help illuminate the areas where car accidents occur most often as well as the reasons why these crashes occur.

Here are the North Carolina car accident statistics you should be aware of:

The Data

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NDOT), the following statistics from 2019 are true:

  • 1,470 people lost their lives in crashes
    • This is a 1.9% increase from 2018
  • 125,232 people were injured
    • This is a 0.2% decrease from 2018
  • 285,074 traffic accidents were reported
    • This is a 1.2% increase from 2018
  • Out-of-state drivers were involved in 6.8% of all reported accidents
  • Out-of-state drivers made up 6.6% of all driver fatalities
  • 72.7% of all accidents happened between 7:00 AM and 6:59 PM
  • 14.02 people died per every 100,000 people
  • 25.6% of all deaths were speeding-related


Pedal-cyclists include all non-motorized road vehicles propelled by pedaling:

  • 27.8% of pedal-cyclists who lost their lives were between 60 and 69 years old
  • 18 pedal-cyclists died
    • This is a 5.9% increase from 2018
  • 183 motorcyclists died
    • This is an 8.9% increase from 2018
  • 2,847 motorcyclists sustained injuries
    • This is a 3.2% decrease from 2018
  • 916 moped, motor scooter, or motorbikes were involved in accidents
    • 3.5% of the accidents were fatal
    • 84.7% of the accidents caused injuries


  • 10.1% of all pedestrians involved in a car crash lost their lives
  • 231 pedestrians lost their lives in car wrecks
    • This is a 2.7% increase from 2018

We’re Here to Support You

If you’ve been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation. Our attorneys are highly skilled in car accident personal injury law and have helped many others in similar situations. We’re prepared to help you, too.

Call the skilled attorneys at Wallace Pierce Law today at (919) 887-7892 to discuss the details of your case.

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