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Over the weekend, there was an apparent single-vehicle crash on Hendersonville Road. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, a vehicle crashed into a light pole on Hendersonville Road at Davis Grey Drive. Very little information has been released about this wreck, but we do know that it happened at about midnight on Saturday night.

First responders and crews rushed to the scene. Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported. A portion of the roadway had to be closed as crews worked to repair the light pole. There has been no word on the cause of this 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 in or around the Asheville area, contact the skilled team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 919-939-2105 for a free case consultation today.

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Recent data shows that mountain counties scored relatively low for instances of aggressive driving in the State of North Carolina. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, Mecklenburg County issued 270 citations for aggressive driving last year. Incidents involving aggressive diving included speeding and two other offenses. Additional offenses can include running a red light, rolling through a stop sign, illegal passing, failing to yield and following another vehicle too closely.

Wake County, which ranks second in population, had 67 aggressive driving citations for the year. Buncombe County, the seventh largest county, had 17 drivers cited for aggressive driving. Henderson County had eight citations, and Haywood had two.

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident involving an aggressive 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 consultation.

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A Transylvania County deputy may be facing charges following a crash that happened in Biltmore Village last week. According to WLOB ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Thursday night at the intersection of Hendersonville Road and Lodge Street. The Transylvania County deputy, Sgt. Trevor Queen, was reportedly on his way to Mission Hospital to collect evidence about a dog attack at the time of the crash. Sgt. Queen reportedly put his blue lights and sirens on to get to the hospital. Although there was a red light at the intersection of Biltmore Avenue and Lodge Street, Queen proceeded through. His vehicle collided with an automobile that had a green light through the intersection. Both drivers were injured in the crash.

Injury Crash Involving

At this time, the incident is still under investigation with the Asheville Police Department. Initial reports indicate that Sgt. Queen was at fault. There has been no word on the charges he is facing yet. Additionally, the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office is also conducting an internal investigation to determine what, if any policies were violated during the crash. There has been no word on the full extent of injuries involved, and at least one of the people injured in the dog attack has been released from the hospital.

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On Saturday, there was a fatal wrong-way crash on Interstate 26 (U.S.-19) in Woodfin. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened between exit 24 and 25. Very little information has been released, but we do know that 73-year-old Jimmy Davis of Nashville was headed the wrong way on U.S.-19 North in the southbound lane, when his vehicle hit another vehicle head-on. Davis, a passenger in his vehicle and the other driver were all rushed to Mission Hospital for treatment. Davis did not survive his injuries.

This head-on collision is still under investigation with local law enforcement authorities. There has been no word on the extent of injuries involved or on the conditions of the passenger or the other driver. The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sends their deepest condolences to Davis’ family members and friends.

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Over the weekend, icy conditions in and around Asheville had traffic at a standstill on many local roadways. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, some drivers were stuck on primary roads, highways and interstates for hours at a time. Some roads, including Interstate 40 at the bottom of Old Fort Mountain, had to be closed for safety. Highway patrol troopers in Western North Carolina report nearly 400 calls for service during the wintery weather conditions. Some of the roads were so slippery that first responders couldn’t get to the wreckage. Many people abandoned their vehicles to walk home in the cold. Listed below are AAA’s tips for safe driving in winter weather conditions.

AAA’s Tips For Winter Weather Driving Safety

  • Stay home, if you can.
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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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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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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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