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On Saturday night, there was a motorcycle wreck on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Buncombe County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near Mile Marker 405 and the Hominy Valley Overlook, sometime around 11:00 a.m. Although very few details about this motorcycle crash have been released, we do know that the rider was transported to Mission Hospital for treatment of injuries. There has been no word on the cause of this crash, or if any other vehicles were involved in this apparent single-motorcycle wreck. Also, no information has been released about the current condition of the rider or on the extent of injuries involved.

Motorcycle Accidents in Asheville

Motorcycle accidents in and around the Asheville area can be devastating for riders and their families. It can take weeks, months or longer for riders to recover from injuries. This time of year can be particularly dangerous as more riders hit the road for summer trips too. If drivers are distracted, impaired or driving dangerously, they’re not safely sharing the road with other motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and motorcycle riders.

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Earlier this week, there was a fatal head-on collision in Jackson County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at about 11:00 a.m. on Monday. For currently unknown reasons, a vehicle heading southbound on 23 S crossed the yellow lines and struck another vehicle head on. Although first responders, including a helicopter air ambulance were swiftly called to the scene, two women were killed in the crash. A female driver was also injured in the crash. There has been no word on her current condition or the extent of her injuries.

The cause of this crash is still under investigation with law enforcement authorities. At this time, no information has been released on whether or not any citations or charges have been made. The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sends their deepest condolences to those that lost loved ones in this terrible crash.

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On Sunday night, at least four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Yancey County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Highway 80 near Micaville, at about 7:45 p.m. Very few details about the crash have been released, but initial reports indicate that a green pickup truck went left of center and collided with an oncoming Pontiac Aztec SUV. Two people were transported to Mission Hospital by ambulance. One person was airlifted to Johnson City Hospital, and another person was airlifted to Mission hospital for treatment of injuries.

Two-Vehicle Wreck Near Micaville

No information has been released on why the pickup truck driver traveled left of center or if it could have been a case of distracted or impaired driving. At this time, there has been no word on the extent of injuries involved, anybody’s condition or whether or not any charges or citations have been made. This crash is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement authorities.

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On Friday, there will be five new motor vehicle provisions under North Carolina law. WLOS ABC News Channel 13 recently reported on what residents in and around Asheville need to know about the changes. Listed below are the five new provisions and how they’ll impact drivers in Western North Carolina and across the state.

  1. Liability Insurance for Registered Mopeds
  2. Fee for Late Registration Renewal
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Law enforcement officers in North Carolina and Tennessee are cracking down on impaired drivers traveling across state lines. They’re taking part in the Hands Across the Boarder enforcement campaign that’s aimed at getting impaired drivers off of the roadways. In addition to being on the lookout for drunk and drugged drivers, law enforcement officers will also be cracking down on seat belt violations, uninsured drivers, suspended licenses, fugitives and other driving offenses.

Law enforcement officers in North Carolina will be checking motorists as they’re leaving the state and heading into Tennessee. Last year, public safety agencies from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Florida participated in the Hands Across the Border campaign.

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident involving a drunk or drugged driver in or around the Asheville area, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897.

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On Friday, a moped rider was injured in a crash involving a truck in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime around noon at the intersection of Swannanoa River Road and Fairview Road. Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know that the moped rider was rushed to Mission Hospital for treatment of injuries. Witnesses on the scene rushed to the side of the moped rider, who was ejected from his vehicle. There has been no word on the cause of the crash, which is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement authorities. The moped rider was listed in critical condition.

Moped Safety in Asheville

Moped riders, like motorcycle riders and cyclists, are at an increased risk for sustaining severe, catastrophic and even fatal injuries when involved in collisions with larger motor vehicles. Even with safety gear like helmets, vests, jackets, boots and gloves, moped riders can still become seriously injured. Although the moped rider in Asheville was wearing a helmet, it reportedly flew off in the crash. DMV.Org has three important tips to help scooter and moped riders to improve their personal safety.

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On Tuesday, a driver accused of road rage in Asheville made his first court appearance. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, David Garren is facing charges of reckless driving and hit and run in connection with an incident that happened on Airport Road. WLOS ABC News Channel 13 recently spoke with Jordan Miller, the man that caught the erratic driving on camera. Not only did Garren cut off Miller’s vehicle twice, he also intentionally struck it. Garren had no comment when reporters reached out to him over the phone.

Aggressive driving behaviors and road rage are extremely dangerous. When vehicles are intentionally used as weapons, lives are put at risk. If you or somebody you love has been the victim of road rage or aggressive driving in Asheville, Buncombe County or in any of the surrounding communities, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free case consultation.

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A school bus driver is in hot water after leaving the scene of a collision in Weaverville on Friday morning. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at about 7:30 a.m. Apparently, the school bus was on the way to Weaverville Primary at the time of the crash. The bus reportedly hit the part of the truck where sanitation workers stand as the truck is moving. There was no word on whether or not a sanitation worker was on this part of the truck at the time of the crash. The driver left the scene of the crash, and has since been cited for unsafe movement and leaving the scene. There were eight students on the bus at the time of the collision.

School Bus Accidents in Western North Carolina

Thankfully, no injuries were reported, but the bus driver is suspended until further notice. Although school buses are designed to safely transport children to and from school, they’re not completely without risk. Bus drivers are held to higher standards than other drivers, because they’re transporting children. Parents and caregivers are counting on bus drivers and other roadway users to exercise additional caution around buses and bus stops to keep kids safe. Any type of accident involving a school bus, whether injuries occurred or not, needs to be fully investigated.

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On Monday morning, there was a motorcycle crash on Tunnel Road in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime before 8:05 a.m. First responders with the Asheville Fire Department rushed to the scene to put out a vehicle fire. A portion of the roadway had to be closed for about an hour as crews worked the scene. Although very few details have been released, we do know that the motorcycle rider was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. There is no word on that person’s current condition or on the cause of the crash.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and law enforcement agencies in Asheville and across the nation are asking drivers to Share the Road. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Asheville, contact Davis Law Group P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free consultation.