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On Tuesday morning, there was a serious crash on Highway 280 in Transylvania County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near Little Mountain Road. Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know there was a head-on collision between a car and a truck. An additional vehicle may also have been involved. First responders and crews rushed to the scene, where traffic was blocked at Hudlin Gap Road. Injuries were reported on the scene, although no information about how many people were injured has been released. At this time, there has been no word on the cause of the crash, which is likely still under investigation with law enforcement authorities.

National and State Car Crash Statistics

  • In 2014, an estimated 2,338,000 people were injured in U.S. car crashes.
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Last Tuesday, a semi truck overturned on Interstate 40 near the Tennessee state line. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened about two miles from the Fines Creek Road exit in Haywood County at about 1:00 p.m. For currently unknown reasons, the large commercial truck overturned in the eastbound lanes. Thankfully, no injuries were reported in this one-vehicle truck crash. First responders were swiftly on the scene, where a portion of the roadway had to be closed for hours. There has been no word on what caused the semi truck to overturn, but the truck driver was reportedly charged with failure to maintain lane control.

Semi Truck Carrying Hazardous Materials

A highway patrol officer on the scene reported that the tractor-trailer was hauling Propanediol at the time of the wreck. Since this is considered a hazardous material, a HAZMAT team was called from Asheville to ensure there wasn’t any leakage from the truck’s container. There has been no word on whether or not any of the Propanediol leaked from the trailer’s container, but crews were on the scene for hours. This wreck could still be under investigation with authorities.

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On Sunday, in an apparent case of pedal error, a driver plowed into the front of Pet Supplies Plus on Hendersonville Road. According to WLOS ABC News Channel Thirteen, the incident happened sometime around 1:00 p.m. An unidentified driver reportedly struck the gas instead of the brake pedal as they were pulling into a parking space in front of the retail pet supply store.

The car crashed through the front of the building. Thankfully, no people or pets were harmed during this crash. Very few details have been released about this wreck, so we don’t know if the driver has been cited or not. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in or around the Asheville area, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free case consultation today.

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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.