Articles Posted in car accidents

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Last week, there was a single-vehicle injury crash in Henderson County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Butler Bridge Road at Yadkin Road, sometime before 10:00 a.m. For currently unknown reasons, a pickup truck left the roadway, plowed through a mailbox and hit a tree. First responders had to extricate one of the passengers from the wreckage. That person was transported to Mission Hospital.

Two other people were transported to Park Ridge Hospital for treatment of injuries. Thankfully, their injuries were described as non-life threatening. There has been no word on the cause of the crash, which is likely still under investigation with law enforcement officials. If you have been injured in a car accident in Asheville or in any of the surrounding Western North Carolina communities, contact the skilled Personal Injury team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828-279-7799 for a free case consultation.

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is currently publicizing their safety campaign regarding the upcoming solar eclipse. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the State Highway Patrol is calling on motorists to put safety first on North Carolina roadways during this busy event. They have a variety of tips for locals and travelers who will be in North Carolina for the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. In addition to local drivers, they’re also expecting plenty of traffic due to people traveling to see the eclipse from certain areas in Western North Carolina. Listed below are some of the State Highway Patrol’s safety tips for the upcoming solar eclipse.

State Highway Patrol Pre and Post-Eclipse Safety Tips

  • Arrive to your viewing destination early.
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Over the weekend, a single-vehicle crash knocked out power for about 1,000 customers in McDowell County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Burma Road in West Marion. For currently unknown reasons, a vehicle struck a utility pole, just before 10:00 p.m. Thankfully, no injuries were reported in this wreck, but outages were expected until about 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.

At this time there has been no word on the cause of the crash, which 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 car accident involving a dangerous, distracted or impaired driver 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.

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North Carolina ranks number eight in the nation for fatalities on rural roads. North Carolina isn’t the only state in the region to have high rural road fatality rates. According to TRIP, a National Transportation Research Group, South Carolina has the highest rate of rural road fatalities in the U.S. WLOS ABC News Channel 13, recently reported on the data, that found 10 percent of North Carolina’s rural roads are in poor condition. Additionally, the state also comes in at 16th in the U.S. for poor bridge construction. A variety of different variables were assessed in their report titled, “Rural Connections: Challenges and Opportunities in America’s Heartland.” Safety advocated aren’t happy about the news, but they’re hoping that with recommended strategies, safety on rural roads in North Carolina can improve for motorists and roadway users.

Rural Road Safety Across The Nation

The TRIP report found that 15 percent of rural roads across the nation are in poor condition. Less than half were found to be in good condition, with many falling into the mediocre and fair condition categories. Additionally 10 percent of bridges on U.S. rural roads were found to be structurally deficient. Another disturbing finding from the report was that traffic crashes and fatalities on rural non-interstate roads were reported at a disproportionately high rate. Their fatality rates were two-and-a-half times higher than on other roadways.

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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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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 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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Last week, there was an injury crash in Mills River. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Wednesday morning near the intersection of Turnpike Road and Brannon Road. This single-vehicle crash sent a car off of the roadway and into a nearby patch of trees. Initial reports indicate that speed may have been a factor in this crash.

When crews arrived on the scene, a woman was trapped inside of the wreckage. She was rescued and airlifted to Mission Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. There has been no word on her current condition or the full extent of injuries involved. This crash could still be 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 Asheville or in any of the surrounding communities, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free consultation.

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WLOS ABC News Channel 13 recently looked into the danger of debris and loose cargo on North Carolina roadways. Just about everybody has a story from a time when they had to avoid debris in the roadway. Failing to properly secure and fasten all cargo in one’s truck bed, car or trailer can put following motorists at risk for injury causing and potentially fatal crashes. These preventable roadway hazards are responsible for thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths across the nation each year.

Unsecured Cargo Causing Crashes in North Carolina

Unsecured cargo is a huge problem in North Carolina and across the U.S. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), in 2015, vehicles that swerved to avoid wind, slippery surfaces, or objects in the road caused more than 3,900 crashes. In those North Carolina crashes, 1,200 people were injured and 13 people were killed. A nationwide AAA study found that 39,000 injuries and 500 crash deaths were caused by road debris between 2011 and 2014.

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Business owners, concerned community members and traffic engineers are working together to improve safety in Asheville’s busy River Arts District (RAD). According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the City of Asheville is getting ready to lower speed limits on various high-traffic roadways in the area. Crosswalks to improve pedestrian safety, strategic rumble strips and additional traffic safety signs will also be installed over the next few months.

At this time, the area is well known for being dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians. Numerous vehicle collisions have also been reported in the RAD over the past year. Community members are hoping these improvements will make the area safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident in or around the Asheville area, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free consultation.

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