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Last week, a motorcycle crash in Asheville sent one person to the hospital. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near the Biltmore Estate exit. The motorcycle rider was reportedly merging into traffic when he somehow lost control of his bike. He struck a guardrail and was injured in the crash. Initial reports indicate that he suffered from serious injuries. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.

At the time of the news report, no other vehicles were suspected to be involved, but this wreck could still be under investigation with local law enforcement authorities. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash in Asheville or in any of the surrounding mountain communities, contact the skilled team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free consultation.

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Officials with the North Carolina Highway Patrol are hoping to increase roadway safety for teens and other motorists during Operation “Drive to Live” this week. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, this pre-prom season safety campaign will be conducted between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day. This safety initiative is aimed at reducing the number of teen related injury causing and fatal crashes around the state. In addition to enforcing all traffic laws around the state’s schools, officials with the North Carolina Highway Patrol will also be conducting traffic safety education programs at various high schools prior to the end of the school year.

Young Drivers Crash Facts

  • In 2013, there were 1,691 young drivers (between the ages of 15 and 20 years old) killed in crashes.
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Early Monday morning, a wrong-way crash took the life of one person in Haywood County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on I-40 near the Highway 74 exit, sometime after 3:00 a.m. Apparently, a van was headed the wrong way, when it crashed into a semi truck, head on. The van and the large truck caught fire, and the driver of the van was pronounced dead on the scene.

The truck driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. At this time, there’s no word on how or why the van was going the wrong way down the highway. The cause of this crash is still under investigation, and the identity of the driver who was killed has not yet been released. The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sends their deepest condolences to that person’s family members and friends.

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Officials have released new information about the fatal crash that occurred near Marion last month. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the fiery collision happened on U.S. 221 North, near Marion at about 3:30 p.m. on March 23, 2016. Three people were killed in the crash that involved a pickup truck and a van. Although there were no skid marks on the scene, the pickup reportedly crossed the center lane and struck the oncoming van. Initial witness reports indicate that the truck might have been driving erratically prior to the crash.

Fiery Crash Under Investigation

The cause of this wreck is still under investigation with the North Carolina Highway Patrol. First responders on the scene also reported that this is a familiar issue on this particular stretch of road due to a curve that is difficult to see. The victims were 61-year-old Terry Dixon, 44-year-old Lori Tindel and 48-year-old Robert Gragg. All three people were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

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On Sunday night, a person was killed in an apparent one-vehicle crash in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on I-240 at Chunns Cove Road. At this time, very few details about this wreck have been released, but we do know that the vehicle struck a stop sign, hit an embankment and overturned beside the roadway.

The driver, 35-year-old Justin Neil Greene, was killed in the crash. There has been no word on what caused his vehicle to strike the stop sign, and the crash is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement authorities.

The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sends their deepest condolences to Greene’s family members, friends and loved ones.

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On Monday morning, there was a fatal crash involving a semi truck on Airport Road in Fletcher. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near Rockwood and I-26. Apparently, an SUV was trying to make a left onto Rockwood from Airport Road at the same time a semi truck was coming from I-26. The large truck reportedly went straight, and the SUV was in its path. The two vehicles collided, and 84-year-old Jo Williams Conner of Rutherfordton was killed in the crash.

Fatal Semi Crash at I-26

Conner’s husband, who was driving the SUV, was transported to Park Ridge Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Although very few details about this fatal crash have been released, we do know that law enforcement officials are looking into whether or not the construction area around I-26 was a factor in this wreck. At this time, no charges have been made, and the fatal crash remains under investigation with local authorities.

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On Monday, a two-car crash in Brevard sent at least four people to the hospital. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Rosman Highway at Good Neighbor Drive and Clement Road. Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know that at least one person was airlifted to an Asheville hospital for treatment of injuries.

First responders with the Brevard Fire Department were swiftly on the scene. There has been no word on the cause of the crash or on anybody’s current condition. This wreck could still be under investigation with local law enforcement authorities. The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. wishes everybody involved in the crash swift and full recoveries.

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On Saturday afternoon, at least three people were injured in a Hendersonville crash involving a Henderson County Deputy. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime around 1:51 p.m. at the intersection of Four Seasons Boulevard and Dana Road. The Deputy was reportedly headed south on Dana Road with flashing lights on when an eastbound minivan on Four Seasons Boulevard collided with the patrol car. The minivan also struck another vehicle in the wreck. The deputy was responding to a call at the time of the crash.

Three People Injured in Hendersonville Crash

The deputy and two people in the minivan were injured in the crash. The third car involved in the wreck sustained some damage during the collision. Although there has been no word on the extent of injuries associated with the crash, everybody who was involved is expected to be okay. At this time, no charges have been filed, but the crash remains under investigation.

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Last week, a road rage incident involving a gun happened in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Friday. A female driver was reportedly shot at after turning in front of another driver. The other driver, in an apparent fit of rage over being cut off, fired off shots. The female driver called 911 and immediately drove to a police station in east Asheville.

Law enforcement authorities pursued a gold Kia SUV, but they did not apprehend a suspect. Initial reports indicate that the driver may live in the local area. Thankfully, the woman was not hurt during the incident. This dangerous case of road rage is likely still under investigation. If you or somebody you love has been injured in a road rage incident in or around Asheville, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free case consultation.

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On Friday night, a motorcycle crash in Woodfin sent two people to the hospital. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime around 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of Old Marshall and Weaverville Highways. Reportedly, a driver was turning left from Weaverville Highway and pulled out in front of the motorcycle. The impact of the crash ejected the motorcycle’s driver and passenger. The couple, Jeremy Chad Hollifield and Kaitlyn Brown, both suffered from extensive injuries.

Three Motorcycle Crashes in Three Days

The incident in Woodfin was the third motorcycle crash reported in just three days. Only a few short hours before the Woodfin motorcycle crash, there was a motorcycle wreck on Holly Springs Road in Etowah. The rider involved had to be airlifted to Mission Hospital for treatment of injuries. On Wednesday night, a motorcycle wreck in Asheville sent a 56-year-old rider to the hospital as well.

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