Charlotte traffic collisions down in 2012

Charlotte traffic collisions down in 2012

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by WCNC.com staff

WCNC.com

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 22 at 11:35 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Traffic collisions went down 4 percent in 2012, according to the Charlotte Department of Transportation.

In total, 14,514 crashes were reported in Charlotte last year, most of which happened on Fridays during rush hour. Forty-four of the total number of crashes were fatal.

Even so, crashes involved pedestrians and bikes are on the rise. There were 299 pedestrian crashes in 2012, compared to 252 the previous year. Bike collisions rose from 90 to 112. Despite the yearly increase, the department adds pedestrian crashes are down for 2013.

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