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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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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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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 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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Residents in a West Asheville neighborhood are calling on officials to do something about a dangerous stretch of roadway. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, Sand Hills School Road has become a popular cut-through to avoid traffic from I-40 to I-26. Collisions, including hit-and-runs, have been increasing on this residential roadway. Many of these wrecks go unreported after a driver takes out a mailbox or a trashcan. They simply just keep driving. Drivers are speeding around this narrow road and have hit power poles, concrete walls, mailboxes, trashcans and even family pets. The speed limit is 35 miles per hour, but witnesses report some cars going through at closer to 50 or 60 miles per hour. A portion of the roadway is even in a school zone.

Speeding in West Asheville

Speeding has become the number one problem on this particular roadway. Residents continually have to replace their mailboxes and pick up their trashcans. There are also reports of cars sliding through stop signs. Parents are concerned about their children getting on and off of the bus. Although many drivers flee the scene too fast for witnesses to get information, officials with the Asheville Police Department are encouraging citizens to get license plate numbers, if they can. Local residents are hoping to get speed bumps or a stoplight in the area to slow down the speedy traffic.

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On Saturday afternoon, four people were injured in a multi-car crash involving a police officer in Marion. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime after 11:30 a.m. along North Main Street. Sergeant Corey Loftis, with the Marion Police Department, was responding to a call when a Honda struck his patrol car. The driver of the Honda, Frank McMillian, was reportedly trying to make a left turn into the Hospice Resale shop prior to the crash. When the patrol car was hit, it slammed into two parked vehicles. The chain-reaction crash caused a parked vehicle to hit a pedestrian on the scene.

Marion Crash Injures Police Officer

A portion of North Main had to be closed as first responders and crews worked the scene. At least four people, including the pedestrian and the police officer, were injured in this incident. At this time, the collision is under investigation with the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Although none of the injuries were initially reported as life threatening, there has been no word on anybody’s condition or the extent of their injuries.