ENC Regional News
6:06 am
Thu August 8, 2013

AAA Carolinas ranks Pitt County most dangerous for collisions

Pitt County retains a dubious distinction for the fifth year in a row.

An analysis by Triple A Carolinas lists Pitt County as the most dangerous county in the state for vehicle collisions for the fifth year running. Last year Pitt County had 4633 traffic crashes which worked out to about 307 crashes per 100 million vehicle miles traveled… a rate about 50% higher than the state average of just below 205. Pitt County also was listed 2nd only behind Graham County for the rate of injuries sustained in crashes. TripleA Carolinas president and CEO David E. Parsons said consistently high ranking should be a wake-up call for better traffic enforcement or road design. About two-thirds of fatal crashes nationally occur on rural roads according to a TripleA press release. I’m George Olsen.