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Last week, a vehicle in Asheville hit a pedestrian on Crowell Road. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near the Rodeway Inn, sometime before 8:00 p.m. on Thursday night. Very few details have been released about this incident, but we do know that law enforcement officers with the Asheville Police Department were on the scene until about 11:00 p.m. investigating what happened. There has been no word on the cause of the crash or the extent of injuries involved.

Because pedestrian accidents can leave victims in the hospital and out of work, it’s a good idea to speak with a personal injury attorney about your claim as soon as possible after the wreck. If you have been injured in a pedestrian 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 today.

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On Friday, a teen was injured when an unlicensed driver struck her in Brevard. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the collision happened near Hillview Avenue and Hillview Circle. The victim, 14-year-old Sarah Gravley, was on her skateboard when the vehicle struck her. She was airlifted to Mission Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. She was rushed into emergency surgery and had to have rods put into both of her legs.

Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know that the driver has been charged with driving without a license. This wreck is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement authorities. Gravley is expected to have a lengthy recovery from her injuries.

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

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Last week, a hit-and-run crash took the life of a pedestrian in Woodfin. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened along Weaverville Highway on Thursday. The pedestrian, 59-year-old Steven Banks of Asheville, was killed about three-tenths of a mile from his home. Initial reports indicate that the car involved was traveling at a high rate of speed and was swerving prior to the wreck.

A few days after the crash, law enforcement officers with the Woodfin Police Department received a tip about the car involved in the wreck. On Monday, a warrant was issued for Fonda Jane Adkins in connection with the felony hit-and-run change and driving with a revoked license. The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sends their deepest condolences to Steven Banks’ family members and friends.

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A pedestrian was recently struck and killed by a car in Buncombe County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened just before 6:00 a.m. on December 20, 2015. The collision occurred on U.S. 70, near Porters Cove Road. For currently unknown reasons, a car came around a curve and struck the 30-year-old pedestrian. Peter Spinney was pronounced dead on the scene. Very few details about this incident have been released, and the collision might still be under investigation with law enforcement authorities.

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On Monday, a tow truck driver from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, was killed after being struck by a motorist on I-95, near Wilson. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near exit 116. The 44-year-old tow truck driver, Jeffery Allen Rackley, was responding to a family’s call of a broken down van on the interstate. As he was preparing to load the vehicle onto his truck, a motorist ran off the roadway, hit the disabled van and struck Rackley.

Driver Charged with Felony

Very few details have been released about the developing case, but the driver was charged with felony failure to move over, causing serious injury or death, misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and reckless driving. At this time, there’s no word on why the driver left his lane and struck Rackley and the broken down vehicle. The 67-year-old driver, Paul Joseph Dattari, was reportedly released on a $5,000 bond.

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Early Friday morning, a construction worker was struck and killed by a motorist on I-40. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime around 2:00 a.m., near Morganton. For currently unknown reasons, the driver of a pickup truck drover through construction cones in the work zone and struck three workers. First responders were swiftly on the scene, but one of the victims died on the way to the hospital. Reportedly, one of the victims was seriously injured, and another was treated for injuries and released. Very little information has been released on the extent of those injuries.

The incident happened in a construction zone near exit 105, where construction workers were working on a paving project on the bridge over highway 18. Crews and investigators were on the scene for hours. The westbound lane wasn’t reopened for drivers until sometime after 8:15 a.m. WLOS ABC News Channel 13 reports that the workers were wearing reflective vests, inside of the work zone, and that they were surrounded by construction barrels and the construction site was illuminated at the time of the crash.

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An 11-year-old boy is still in critical condition after being struck by a car on Highway 70 in McDowell County. The incident happened on Tuesday evening at about 8:00 p.m. According to WLOS ABC Channel 13 News, a 15-year-old driver struck him. Reportedly, only the car’s side view mirror struck him, but it was enough to send him to the hospital in critical condition.

Very few details have been released about this crash, but WLOS ABC News reports that the teen driver hasn’t been charged with anything. Sadly, this wreck happens just a few weeks after two teens were struck on Barnardsville Highway, leaving one dead and one in the hospital. The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. wishes this young man a speedy and full recovery from his injuries.

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