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Early Tuesday morning, a U-Haul truck crashed into a power pole in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on New Leicester Highway, near the entrance of Meadows Apartments and Evelake Drive, at about 4:45 a.m. Very few details about the crash have been released, but we do know that the driver reportedly left the scene after the wreck.

Initial reports indicate that there may have been marijuana in the vehicle. There has been no word on whether or not anybody was injured. This crash 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 team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828-279-7799 for a free

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Over the weekend, NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Jack Ingram was seriously injured in a crash in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Amboy Road, at the intersection of Short Michigan Avenue at Carrier Park. Very few details have been released about the crash, but we do know that it happened just a few hundred feet away from the former Asheville speedway. There has been no word on the cause of the crash, although initial reports indicate that Ingram’s vehicle was hit on Amboy Road. First responders rushed to the scene and Ingram was taken to Mission Hospital for treatment of injuries.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Driver Injured in Asheville

In 2014, Jack Ingram was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He was a legendary driver at the Asheville Speedway for many years. At the time of the news report, he was in the intensive care unit. No information has been released on his current condition or the full extent of injuries involved. No other major injuries were reported with this crash. The cause of this wreck is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement authorities.

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Over the weekend, there were a few wrecks on I-26 in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, there was at least one injury crash on I-26 in Buncombe County. With additional holiday traffic, the roadways in and around Asheville were very busy. Traffic was at a standstill in westbound lanes of I-26 near the Airport Road exit on Sunday.

An additional wreck was reported near Brevard Road. No information was released on whether or not any injuries were involved in that crash. Motorists in the area were told to expect delays for most of the day. 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 828-279-7799 for a free case consultation today.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently publicizing their annual Thanksgiving safety campaign. Their “Make It To The Table” campaign is aimed at raising awareness about the dangers associated with drinking and driving. Traditionally, Thanksgiving eve has been known for an increase in injury causing and fatal crashes involving drunk drivers. According to the NHTSA, Thanksgiving is the deadliest holiday on U.S. roadways. This year, they’re reminding motorists that even one empty seat at the table is one too many.

Thanksgiving Crash Facts

  • During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2015, there were 301 passenger vehicle occupants killed in U.S. crashes.
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Last week, a pedestrian was struck and injured by a vehicle on Haywood Road. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near Brevard Road. Very few details about the wreck have been released, but we do know that the pedestrian was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. There has been no word on that person’s current condition or the extent of injuries involved. Additionally, no information has been released on whether or not the driver involved was cited. This crash could still be under investigation with local law enforcement officials.

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident in Asheville or in any of the surrounding Western North Carolina communities, contact the skilled and proven team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828-279-7799 for a free case consultation today.

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On Friday morning, there was a semi truck crash on Interstate 240 near downtown Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near Mile Marker Three, sometime around 2:45 a.m. Very few details about this tractor trailer crash have been released, but we do know that the large commercial truck overturned near Jackson’s curve by Jackson’s Western Store on Patton Avenue. A portion of the roadway had to be closed until about 10:00 a.m. Initial reports indicate that the truck was hauling 2-ethylhexyl phthalate, which is a chemical used to make plastics.

Tractor Trailer Crash Near Downtown Asheville

First responders diverted traffic onto Patton Avenue as crews worked the scene. Morning commuters had to deal with delays in the area until well into the morning. Thankfully, none of the chemicals were spilled onto the road during the crash. Additionally, no injuries were reported on the scene. There has been no word on why the truck overturned or what happened prior to the crash. The crash is likely still under investigation, and the truck driver may be facing citations.

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A Western Carolina University professor who was injured while riding his bicycle is now urging drivers to put their phones down behind the wheel. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, Jack Summers was in a bike lane on N.C. 107, about two miles from the university, when a car hit him. He will have to miss about three months of school due to back surgery and recovery from his injuries. He is also warning cyclists that they’re not safe, even in bicycle lanes, especially while there are distracted drivers on the roads.

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident involving a distracted driver in Asheville or in any of the surrounding Western North Carolina communities, contact the skilled and proven team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828-279-7799 for a free case consultation.

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On Monday, there were multiple crashes in the Western North Carolina area. With heavy rain in Jackson County, Sylva and other areas, motorists were urged to exercise caution on local roadways. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, a box truck overturned on Highway 23, near the Sylva exit. Very few details have been released about this truck crash, but we do know that both eastbound lanes had to be closed as crews worked to clear the scene. There has been no word on the cause of this crash, which is still under investigation with law enforcement officials. Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported.

Safe Driving in Poor Weather

With winter weather on the way, drivers in Asheville and surrounding Western North Carolina communities are reminded to exercise caution and safety on local roadways. Drivers should always adjust their speed to the conditions of the roadway. If roadways are wet and there is heavy precipitation, it may be unsafe to travel at the posted speed limit. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead, drive slowly, leave plenty of room for the vehicles in front of them and make sure their vehicles are safe and roadworthy. Brakes, tires, windshield wipers and other equipment should all be in top working order.

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On Sunday night, there was an injury crash on Interstate 26 in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, at least two people were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Traffic was backed up for miles as crews and first responders worked the scene. There has been no word on the cause of the crash or if citations or charges have been made. This wreck 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 involving a dangerous or distracted driver in or around the Asheville area, contact the skilled and proven team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828-279-7799 for a free case consultation.

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A cyclist in Asheville was injured when a motorist got out of his vehicle and assaulted him at an intersection. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, this road rage incident happened near the construction area on Sand Hill Road. Initial reports indicate that the cyclist was keeping with the pace of traffic prior to the incident. The driver, apparently frustrated that he was unable to pass the cyclist, got out of his truck at a stop light and attacked the cyclist. Claude Watson punched the cyclist in the face before retreating back into his pickup truck and taking off. Thankfully, the whole incident was caught on another vehicle’s dashboard camera.

Cyclist in Asheville Assaulted by Driver

Prior to the assault, the cyclist reported that the driver tried to pass him and came so close to him that he had to swerve his bicycle to keep from being run off of the roadway. Watson has since been arrested. He was charged with simple assault and reckless driving to endanger. Many people in the Asheville cyclist community are not surprised, and have faced similar situations on roadways around town.

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