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Last week, a truck overturned in Madison County and spilled a cleaning agent into Shelton Laurel Creek. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Wednesday, on southbound Highway 208. For currently unknown reasons, the large truck overturned beside the roadway. The big rig was hauling a cleaning agent called Megasol at the time of the crash, and it did spill into the waterway. Although emergency management officials reportedly said the cleaning agent isn’t harmful to humans or fish, it is expected to end up in the French Broad River. At this time, we do not know what the long-term environmental impact of the spill will be.

Madison County Truck Crash

Very few details about this crash have been released, including the cause, which is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement officials. The truck driver was injured in the crash, but she is expected to be okay. Local residents in the area are concerned about the safety of eating fish caught from downstream or near the spill area.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a press release about the Volvo large truck recall that was initiated in March. According to the NHTSA, all of the nearly 16,000 recalled trucks have been identified and repaired. The trucks in question, 2016-2017 Volvo VNL, VNX and VNM heavy trucks, were recalled due to a defective steering shaft that had the potential to cause the driver to unexpectedly or suddenly experience a complete loss of steering. Thankfully, Volvo took unprecedented and innovative steps to contact and alert owners and drivers to the risks associated with the manufacturing defect.

Commercial Trucking Safety

In the U.S., the commercial trucking industry is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Since big rigs, semi trucks, tractor-trailers and other commercial trucking vehicles are so much larger and heavier than passenger occupant vehicles, trucking companies and truck drivers have additional rules and regulations to follow. These regulations cover anything from proper loading procedures to mechanical and tire maintenance requirements. Large trucks can also transport hazardous, toxic and combustible materials, so trucking companies need to make sure their drivers are fully licensed and trained.

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On Monday, a crash involving a box truck had traffic backed up in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at about 2:14 p.m. on Sweeten Creek Road. Very few details about the crash have been released, but a southbound vehicle reportedly crossed the centerline and collided head on with a northbound box truck.

First responders at the scene treated the drivers of both vehicles for cuts and scrapes. There has been no word on whether or not any citations have been made. No information has been released on why the southbound vehicle crossed the centerline, and the cause of this crash could still be under investigation with local law enforcement authorities.

If you have been injured in an Asheville car accident, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free consultation.

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Last week, there was a crash involving two semi trucks on Interstate 26. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened in the westbound lanes, near mile marker 66. At this time, very few details about the crash have been released, we do know that a portion of the roadway had to be closed as first responders and crews worked the scene. There has been no word on whether or not anybody was injured in this truck crash.

The cause of this tractor-trailer crash is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement authorities. Accidents involving commercial trucking vehicles can be devastating for drivers and passengers in other vehicles. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a truck accident in or around the Asheville area, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at (866) 397-2897 for a free consultation today.

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Last week, a semi truck crashed on Interstate 85 in Greenville County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near the ramp to Woodruff Road and I-385. Very few details of the truck crash have been released, but we do know that a portion of I-385 North and I-85 South had to be closed as crews and first responders worked the scene. At this time, there has been no word on how the large tractor-trailer overturned in the roadway. Injuries were reported in the crash, but no information has been released on the extent of injuries involved or on anybody’s current condition.

Truck Crashes by The Numbers

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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 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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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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Earlier this week, a truck overturned on I-26 in Buncombe County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened just before 9:00 a.m. on Monday. For currently unknown reasons a truck overturned in the eastbound lanes of I-26, at mile marker 34. At least two lanes near Exit 33 had to be closed as first responders and crews worked the scene. At this time, very few details about the crash have been released.

Truck Accidents in Asheville

Accidents involving large trucks can be incredibly devastating for drivers and passengers in smaller cars and light vehicles. Since semi trucks are so much larger and heavier than passenger occupant vehicles, they’re required to follow additional federal regulations for safe operation. Accident cases involving large trucks often require additional investigative efforts.

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On Monday morning, a multi-vehicle crash involving a semi truck injured at least nine people. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened in the southbound lanes of US-441, near Lake Emory and the Franklin exit, at North East Main Street. Although very few details have been released, we do know that at least six vehicles were involved in the crash, including a tractor trailer. Apparently, the semi truck rear-ended a pickup truck, which turned into to a chain-reaction crash. Additionally, the wreck happened near a construction zone.

Nine People Injured in Truck Crash

The crash happened sometime before 11:20 a.m., on Highway 441 South. At least nine people were injured. Of those injured, four were rushed to the hospital for treatment, including one woman who was airlifted to Mission Hospital in Asheville. There is no word on any of the victims’ current conditions, but the woman who was airlifted reportedly suffered from a head injury. At this time, there’s no word on the status of the investigation or whether or not any charges have been made against the truck driver.

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