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This fall, officials in Western North Carolina are calling on Motorcycle riders and motorists to exercise additional caution on local roadways. The leaf season is a popular time for motorcycle riders to hit the scenic roadways around Asheville. With recent motorcycle crashes happening on the Blue Ridge Parkway, rangers are reminding motorcycle riders to stay safe. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, advocates are calling on bikers to keep their eyes on the road and wear helmets. Although the beautiful fall foliage might tempt a motorist or motorcycle rider to take in the views, it’s important to focus on the road.

Pull Over to Take in The Fall Colors

Rangers are urging motorcycle riders to pull over to take in the fall colors. The Blue Ridge Parkway has parking areas with incredible views. Riders who try to take in the fall colors while they ride might be more likely to drift off a curve or cross over the centerline. It’s essential for motorcycle riders to focus their full attention on the road this time of year, because motorists might be distracted behind the wheel.

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On Sunday, one person was injured in a motorcycle crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened near Graveyard Fields in Haywood County. Very little information about this motorcycle crash has been released, but we do know that one person was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment of injuries.

There has been no word on the extent of injuries involved or on that person’s current condition. The cause of 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 motorcycle 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.

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On Thursday, a motorcyclist was killed in a Brevard Crash. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on US 276, above the Ranger Station, at about 6:00 p.m. Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know that a small passenger car was also involved.

The motorcycle rider, Bradley Aaron Phillips of Charlotte, was headed northbound when his bike reportedly traveled left of center through a curve and collided with a small passenger car. Phillips did not survive his injuries. The occupants of the vehicle were transported to Transylvania Regional Hospital for evaluation and treatment of injuries.

The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sends their deepest condolences to Phillips’ family members and friends and wishes swift and speedy recoveries to those injured in the crash.

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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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On Saturday night, there was a motorcycle wreck on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Buncombe County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near Mile Marker 405 and the Hominy Valley Overlook, sometime around 11:00 a.m. Although very few details about this motorcycle crash have been released, we do know that the rider was transported to Mission Hospital for treatment of injuries. There has been no word on the cause of this crash, or if any other vehicles were involved in this apparent single-motorcycle wreck. Also, no information has been released about the current condition of the rider or on the extent of injuries involved.

Motorcycle Accidents in Asheville

Motorcycle accidents in and around the Asheville area can be devastating for riders and their families. It can take weeks, months or longer for riders to recover from injuries. This time of year can be particularly dangerous as more riders hit the road for summer trips too. If drivers are distracted, impaired or driving dangerously, they’re not safely sharing the road with other motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and motorcycle riders.

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On Monday morning, there was a motorcycle crash on Tunnel Road in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime before 8:05 a.m. First responders with the Asheville Fire Department rushed to the scene to put out a vehicle fire. A portion of the roadway had to be closed for about an hour as crews worked the scene. Although very few details have been released, we do know that the motorcycle rider was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. There is no word on that person’s current condition or on the cause of the crash.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and law enforcement agencies in Asheville and across the nation are asking drivers to Share the Road. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Asheville, contact Davis Law Group P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free consultation.

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Last week, a motorcycle crash in Asheville sent one person to the hospital. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near the Biltmore Estate exit. The motorcycle rider was reportedly merging into traffic when he somehow lost control of his bike. He struck a guardrail and was injured in the crash. Initial reports indicate that he suffered from serious injuries. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.

At the time of the news report, no other vehicles were suspected to be involved, but this wreck 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 motorcycle crash in Asheville or in any of the surrounding mountain communities, contact the skilled team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free consultation.

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On Friday night, a motorcycle crash in Woodfin sent two people to the hospital. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime around 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of Old Marshall and Weaverville Highways. Reportedly, a driver was turning left from Weaverville Highway and pulled out in front of the motorcycle. The impact of the crash ejected the motorcycle’s driver and passenger. The couple, Jeremy Chad Hollifield and Kaitlyn Brown, both suffered from extensive injuries.

Three Motorcycle Crashes in Three Days

The incident in Woodfin was the third motorcycle crash reported in just three days. Only a few short hours before the Woodfin motorcycle crash, there was a motorcycle wreck on Holly Springs Road in Etowah. The rider involved had to be airlifted to Mission Hospital for treatment of injuries. On Wednesday night, a motorcycle wreck in Asheville sent a 56-year-old rider to the hospital as well.

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On Monday afternoon, a motorcyclist was severely injured in a McDowell County crash. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened at about 4:00 p.m. on NC-226 near Dairy Road. Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know that Traviss Kendall Waldrop of Nebo was headed north on 226 when his motorcycle left the roadway. The bike overturned and struck a tree.

Motorcyclist Airlifted to Mission Hospital

First responders rushed to the scene, and Waldrop was airlifted to Mission Hospital in critical condition for the treatment of a head injury and possibly other injuries. This was an apparent one-vehicle wreck, but the cause of the crash is still under investigation with the North Carolina Highway Patrol. A portion of the roadway was closed until after 6:00 p.m. as first responders and crews worked the scene.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently imposed a $2.9 million civil penalty against Triumph Motorcycles Ltd and Triumph Motorcycles (America) Ltd. for violating the Safety Act. In addition to their failure to respond to the NHTSA on numerous occasions, they also violated critical reporting requirements involving defective motorcycle parts.

Defective Steering Capabilities in Triumph Motorcycles

This penalty is associated with Triumph’s 2014 recall of more than 1,300 motorcycles due to a defect that could impact steering capabilities and increase the risk of a crash. In addition to a variety of other violations, they failed to report the defect in a timely manner. After a record-setting year for automobile recalls, it’s no surprise that the NHTSA is cracking down on motorcycle manufacturers too.

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