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Law enforcement officers are on the lookout for a driver who failed to stop in Yancey County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near Burnsville on Monday night. For currently unknown reasons, a driver in a gold Toyota 4Runner took off near Plum Branch Road in Yancey County. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped away.

There has been no word on whether or not the driver was involved in any kind of collision. This incident is likely still under investigation, as law enforcement officials are still searching for the driver. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one due to the dangerous, negligent or reckless actions of another driver in or around Asheville, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free case consultation.

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Last week, there was a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a van in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Friday afternoon on Long Shoals Road near The Forest at Biltmore Park. Very little information has been released about this crash, but we do know that one person was killed in the wreck. Following the crash, local law enforcement officials were urging drivers and riders to exercise additional caution or roadways prior to the holiday weekend. There has been no word on whether or not any charges or citations have been made. This wreck is likely still under investigation with law enforcement officers.

U.S. Motorcycle Crashes by The Numbers

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Earlier this week, there was a fatal one-car crash in Transylvania County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on 276-North in Pisgah National Forest. Very few details about this wreck have been released by we do know that a vehicle left the roadway and went down an embankment.

The car came to rest on its roof, and the driver was partially ejected during the crash. A nearby camper heard the wreck and rushed to the scene. That person dialed 911. The driver, 57-year-old Phyllis Talley, did not survive injuries sustained in the crash. The cause of this wreck could still be under investigation with authorities.

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

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On Monday afternoon, there was a crash involving a large truck in Waynesville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Raccoon Road. Very few details about this wreck have been released, but we do know that a driver reportedly lost control of a Consolidated Waste Services (CWS) truck before the vehicle left the roadway and landed in a ditch. Thankfully, no injuries were reported on the scene. Initial reports indicate that the truck may have had a blown tire prior to the crash. A portion of the roadway had to be closed as first responders and crews worked the scene.

Tire Safety on Large Trucks

Large commercial trucking vehicles have additional rules and regulations to follow for safe roadway operation. These trucks are much larger and heavier than traditional passenger occupant vehicles, and sometimes they haul hazardous and volatile chemicals. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has regulations associated with the care and maintenance of tires on large trucks. Since a blowout on a large truck can spell disaster, it’s essential that all tires be appropriately maintained. After any kind of large truck crash involving a blown tire, it will be necessary to determine if the tires were the right size for the vehicle’s size and weight, and that they were maintained within the regulatory standards for safe trucking operations.

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Last week, a vehicle in Asheville hit a pedestrian on Crowell Road. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near the Rodeway Inn, sometime before 8:00 p.m. on Thursday night. Very few details have been released about this incident, but we do know that law enforcement officers with the Asheville Police Department were on the scene until about 11:00 p.m. investigating what happened. There has been no word on the cause of the crash or the extent of injuries involved.

Because pedestrian accidents can leave victims in the hospital and out of work, it’s a good idea to speak with a personal injury attorney about your claim as soon as possible after the wreck. If you have been injured in a pedestrian 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 today.

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On Tuesday morning, there was a semi truck crash on I-40 in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened in the eastbound lanes near Brevard Road. Initial reports indicate that the tractor-trailer rear-ended a van. Very few details about this truck crash have been released. First responders rushed to the scene, where the woman in the van was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Thankfully, her injuries were described as non-life-threatening and she was in stable condition following the wreck. No other vehicles were involved. The van was reportedly running out of gas when the large truck hit it. There has been no word on whether or not any charges or citations have been made.

Large Truck Crashes by The Numbers

  • In 2014, 3,908 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks.
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Last week, a Henderson County deputy was injured in a two-car crash. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened near the intersection of Howard Gap Road and Clear Creek Road. Very few details about this wreck have been released, but we do know that the deputy’s patrol car was rear-ended. The deputy was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Thankfully, that person’s injuries were not described as life threatening.

There has been no word on the cause of the crash or whether or not the other driver is facing citations or any kind of charges. This wreck could still be under investigation with the North Carolina Highway Patrol. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident in or around Asheville, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free case consultation.

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On Tuesday morning, a semi truck overturned on Future I-26 westbound. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at about 7:30 a.m. near the Hill Street exit. Although very few details about this tractor-trailer crash have been released, we do know that a portion of the roadway was closed until about 11:00 a.m. Traffic was backed up through downtown and all the way to West Asheville. Initial reports indicate that the truck driver overcorrected the large truck, causing it to overturn.

Big Rig Overturns in Asheville

The big rig was reportedly hauling 45,000 pounds of dog food at the time of the crash. Cargo was spilled beside the roadway. When the trailer overturned, it took down a light pole. Crews and first responders rushed to the scene, where thankfully, no serious injuries were reported. Officials with the Asheville Police Department called in reinforcements for help with the cleanup. The trailer had to be righted, and the cargo and debris had to be cleaned from the scene. Although no citations were made on the scene, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol’s Motor Carrier Unit was still investigating the crash.

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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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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) along with a variety of public safety and law enforcement agencies across the nation are raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving this month. The NHTSA’s U Drive. U Text. U Pay. Campaign will run from April 6-10, 2017. This campaign will be focused on the law enforcement efforts associated with keeping distracted drivers off of the roads. They will be running paid media campaigns from April 3-10, 2017. The target audience of this year’s campaign is men and women ages 18 through 34 years old.

One Text or Call Could Wreck it All

The “one text or call could wreck it all” slogan accurately captures the heart of the distracted-driving awareness campaign. It only takes one text or call to ruin lives. The average amount of time it takes you to send or read a text is five seconds. At 55 miles-per-hour, five seconds is the length of a football field. If you’re looking at your phone, that’s like having your eyes closed. A lot can happen in five seconds.

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