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On Thursday afternoon, a car crashed into a transformer in Swannanoa. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Sylvester Way. Very few details have been released about this one-car crash, but we do know that the vehicle slammed into the transformer and bent the metal power box. Thankfully, no injuries were reported on the scene.

When first responders arrived, the vehicle was stuck precariously on top of the transformer. There has been no word on the cause of the crash, which is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement authorities. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident in or around the Asheville area, contact the skilled and proven team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free case consultation.

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Last week, there was an injury crash in Mills River. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Wednesday morning near the intersection of Turnpike Road and Brannon Road. This single-vehicle crash sent a car off of the roadway and into a nearby patch of trees. Initial reports indicate that speed may have been a factor in this crash.

When crews arrived on the scene, a woman was trapped inside of the wreckage. She was rescued and airlifted to Mission Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. There has been no word on her current condition or the full extent of injuries involved. This crash 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 car accident in Asheville or in any of the surrounding communities, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free consultation.

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WLOS ABC News Channel 13 recently looked into the danger of debris and loose cargo on North Carolina roadways. Just about everybody has a story from a time when they had to avoid debris in the roadway. Failing to properly secure and fasten all cargo in one’s truck bed, car or trailer can put following motorists at risk for injury causing and potentially fatal crashes. These preventable roadway hazards are responsible for thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths across the nation each year.

Unsecured Cargo Causing Crashes in North Carolina

Unsecured cargo is a huge problem in North Carolina and across the U.S. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), in 2015, vehicles that swerved to avoid wind, slippery surfaces, or objects in the road caused more than 3,900 crashes. In those North Carolina crashes, 1,200 people were injured and 13 people were killed. A nationwide AAA study found that 39,000 injuries and 500 crash deaths were caused by road debris between 2011 and 2014.

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Business owners, concerned community members and traffic engineers are working together to improve safety in Asheville’s busy River Arts District (RAD). According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the City of Asheville is getting ready to lower speed limits on various high-traffic roadways in the area. Crosswalks to improve pedestrian safety, strategic rumble strips and additional traffic safety signs will also be installed over the next few months.

At this time, the area is well known for being dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians. Numerous vehicle collisions have also been reported in the RAD over the past year. Community members are hoping these improvements will make the area safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

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

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On Friday afternoon, a woman drove into the storefront of a business in Brevard. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the 65-year-old woman was reportedly trying to park her vehicle, when it crashed into the front of the Safe’s Attic building. Although very few details have been released about this wreck, the driver reportedly said she had mechanical issues with the brakes.

There has been no word on whether or not any citations or charges have been made. This wreck could still be under investigation with local law enforcement authorities. Also, no information has been released on whether or not anybody was injured in the crash. The storefront and vehicle both sustained damage in the wreck.

If you have 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 Monday night, two people were injured in a crash on Brevard Road. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened near the Blue Ridge Parkway at about 7:00 p.m. Very few details about the crash have been released, but we do know that it was a head-on collision between a Honda and a Toyota truck. A passenger in the Honda was ejected from the vehicle. That person was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

The driver of the Honda was reportedly charged with reckless driving. The driver in the truck was also transported to the hospital. There has been no word on the extent of injuries involved or on anybody’s current condition.

If you have 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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Over the weekend, there were more than 100 hospital-treated injuries related to the wintery weather in the Asheville area. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, Mission Hospital reported 111 total injures related to the weather from Saturday to Monday, January 7-9, 2017. Nearly a quarter of the injuries happened from falls. There were some cold exposure and hypothermia injuries, and a dozen injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes. The list below is a breakdown of injuries that were treated at Mission Hospital over the weekend. On average, 37 people were treated for weather-related injuries each day this weekend.

Winter Weather Injuries in Asheville

  • 24 Falls
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New details have emerged about the crash that took the life of an East Henderson High School senior last week. The driver involved, Matthew Schmieder, was driving on a suspended license due to multiple wrecks and speeding violations. Prior to the crash, he was trying to pass multiple cars in a no-passing zone. Initial reports indicate that Schmieder smelled like alcohol on the scene, and drug paraphernalia was found in his belongings at the hospital. East Henderson High School senior Derek Miller was killed in the collision that happened on Kanuga Road.

Fatal Hendersonville Crash

According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, Schmeider could be facing second-degree murder charges and felony death by vehicle. This wreck is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement officials, and there has been no word on the extent of Schmeider’s injuries or his current condition. East Henderson High School students and community members have been grieving the loss of an exceptional and well-loved young man.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is calling on motorists to drive sober or get pulled over for the holiday season. They’re also reminding drivers and all passenger vehicle occupants to buckle up for every trip, every time. Sadly, this time of year is notorious for having a spike in injury causing and fatal crashes on roadways in North Carolina and across the nation.

Holiday Season Crash Statistics

  • In 2015, 840 people were killed on U.S. roadways in drunk driving crashes in the month of December.
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Last week, a teen was seriously injured in a crash on Smokey Park Highway in Candler. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Wednesday morning near the Indian Branch Road intersection. Initial reports indicate that an SUV was headed westbound, when it crossed the centerline of the roadway. The SUV struck a pickup truck, and the 17-year-old driver of the truck was ejected from the vehicle.

The teen was rushed to the hospital for treatment of a skull fracture and broken clavicle. An additional four vehicles also collided in the aftermath of the wreck. The SUV driver was charged with driving left of center. A portion of the roadway was closed until about 9:30 a.m. There has been no word on the teen’s current condition.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Asheville or in any of the nearby communities, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897.

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