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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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On Sunday morning, an SUV in Clyde crashed into the front of a Post Office. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. An elderly driver was behind the wheel at the time of the crash. The driver and a passenger were both transported to Haywood Regional Medical Center. Thankfully, nobody was inside of the post office when the SUV crashed through.

The crash severely damaged the front of the post office. Stonework was damaged and glass was shattered. Although very few details about the one-car crash have been released, initial reports indicate that pedal error may have been a factor. The cause of this crash is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement authorities.

If you have been injured in a car accident in or around Asheville, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897.


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Officials with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and Buncombe County have been prepping roadways for the impending winter weather. WLOS ABC News Channel 13 reports that thousands of gallons of brine solution have been sprayed onto area interstates in preparation for snow and ice. Officials with NCDOT are hoping this proactive approach will help to keep mountain roads safe during and after any wintry precipitation. Local residents have also been stocking up on shovels and ice melting supplies for their own driveways, sidewalks and walkways.

Staying Safe in Winter Weather

In efforts to improve roadway safety during and after winter wintry weather, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been promoting their “Focus on Safety- Winter Driving” campaign all season. Not only do they have a great checklist for pre-storm vehicle preparation, they also have a variety of great tips for navigating wintry roadways safely. Their interactive Winter Driving Safety website also offers motorists information on what to do in the event of a breakdown or an emergency.

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Early Friday morning, a semi truck crash in Polk County took the life of one man. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on I-26 near the Saluda exit, at about 2:15 a.m. For currently unknown reasons, the tractor trailer left the roadway, came over the guardrail and overturned beside the roadway. The driver of that truck, Tony Joseph Hurst or Chapin, South Carolina, was killed in the crash.

Very few details about the fatal truck crash have been released, and the cause of the wreck is likely still under investigation with the authorities. Portions of the roadway were closed for hours as first responders and crews worked the scene. The large truck was hauling tiny plastic pellets, which spilled all over the interstate. The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Tony Joseph Hurst.

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Officials with the Asheville Police Department (APD) are calling on motorists to clear snow and ice from their vehicles before getting behind the wheel. The APD’s Facebook page recently shared a viral dash-cam video of a driver’s window being struck and shattered by a flying chunk of ice that dislodged from the car in front of it. It may take a few extra minutes, but it’s absolutely essential to clear all snow and ice from your car before hitting the road. Just scraping your windows isn’t enough. If you leave ice and snow on your vehicle, it can melt, blow off and dislodge while you’re driving. Even at relatively low speeds, it’s a recipe for disaster for the cars and trucks behind you.

North Carolina Department of Public Safety Storm Stats

  • Over 4,600 calls for assistance were made to the State Highway Patrol.
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On Friday night, a Marietta woman was killed in a one-car crash in Greenville County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Poinsett Highway near Furman University. At this time, very few details about the crash have been released, but we do know that 26-year-old Elizabeth Danielle Hudson’s 2003 Honda Pilot crossed a center median and struck a tree.

Hudson was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, and she was pronounced dead on the scene. There has been no word on how this wreck happened. The cause is likely still under investigation with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) recently issued a press release about the results of their 2015 Holiday “Booze It And Lose It” campaign. Like many states and law enforcement agencies across the nation, North Carolina is trying to reduce the number of injury causing and fatal drunk driving crashes that happen each year. Sadly, the holidays are an especially deadly time on North Carolina roadways. During the safety campaign, that ran from December 11, 2015 to January 3, 2016, there were 3,074 charges for DWI. Of those charges, 252 were related to drug use. Almost 350 law enforcement agencies participated statewide.

“Booze It And Lose It” Results

  • There were 10,914 checking stations and saturation patrols.
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WLOS ABC News Channel 13 recently reported on recommended changes in laws governing bicycle safety in the State of North Carolina. A series of public meetings have culminated in a report with recommendations to the legislature’s transportation committee. Some of those recommendations include requiring reflective clothing and allowing drivers to cross the double-yellow line when passing cyclists.

Cyclist advocacy groups see these potential changes as a bit of a mixed bag. In some cases, these recommendations could actually put bicycle riders in greater danger. The biggest takeaway from the dialogue should be that the issue of cyclist safety is really about all roadway users. Improving safety for bicycle riders is about improving safety for everybody on North Carolina roadways.

If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident in Asheville or the surrounding areas, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897.