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.
U.S. Injury Crash Statistics
- In 2015, there were an estimated 6,296,000 police-reported traffic crashes in the U.S.
- In those crashes, approximately 2,443,000 people were injured and 35,092 people were killed.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 12,941 lives were saved by seat belts in 2015.
- In 2015, there were 10,265 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities.
Car Accidents in Asheville
After any kind of car accident, it’s important to speak with a personal injury attorney about your options. Depending upon your injuries, you could be in the hospital and out of work for an extended period of time. Whether you were injured in a crash involving a distracted driver or some other type of dangerous or negligent motorist, it’s a good idea to speak with an attorney about your claim.
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 Western North Carolina communities, contact the skilled and proven Personal Injury team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828-279-7799 for a free case consultation today.