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Last week, there was an injury crash involving a station wagon and a semi truck near Swannanoa. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on U.S. 70 at about 12:30 p.m. Although very little information about this incident has been released, initial reports indicate that the station wagon travelled from the eastbound lane into the westbound lane. The two vehicles collided, and there was significant damage to the smaller passenger occupant vehicle.

The driver of the station wagon was airlifted to the hospital for treatment of injuries. There has been no word on why the station wagon traveled left of center prior to the crash. This incident could still be under investigation.

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 919-939-2105 for a free case consultation.

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On Monday afternoon, there was a fatal crash involving a semi truck in Madison County. According to WLOS ABC News channel 13, the wreck happened at about 4:30 p.m. on Highway 213, between Marshall and Mars Hill. Very few details about this fatal truck crash have been released, but we do know that a car was traveling east on N.C. 213, when it collided with a semi truck that was reportedly slowing down to merge into a turn lane. The car struck the big rig from behind and rolled over several times. The vehicle came to rest about 400 feet down a hill from the roadway. The victim was reportedly ejected from her vehicle. There has been no word on whether or not she was buckled up at the time of the wreck.

Large Truck Crash Facts

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Last week, there was a crash involving two tractor-trailers in Henderson County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Interstate 26, near mile marker 57, near the Henderson and Polk County line. Very few details about this semi truck crash have been released, but we do know that one 18-wheeler struck another big rig. Initial reports indicate that a third commercial vehicle is believed to have pulled onto the interstate from the emergency lane, causing the other two trucks to collide.

Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported on the scene. Tow trucks and crews were called to the scene to clear the roadway and get the lane reopened for traffic. This crash is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement officials. If you have been injured in a truck accident in or around Asheville, contact the skilled team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828-279-7799 for a free consultation.

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On Thursday, there was a crash involving a two semi trucks and a utility truck in Henderson County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Interstate 26 and sent at least two people to the hospital. The collision occurred at about 10:00 a.m., in the eastbound lanes of I-26, near Exit 44. Very few details about the truck crash have been released, but we do know that a utility truck reportedly merged and collided with a tractor-trailer. That truck hit another big rig, and diesel fuel was spilled onto the roadway. At least two people were transported to Park Ridge Hospital, and a portion of the roadway had to be closed as crews and first responders worked the scene.

Tanker Truck Crash in McDowell County

Last week, we reported on the tanker truck crash that happened in McDowell County. A tanker hauling heating oil overturned beside the roadway and spilled fuel onto the roadway. Although there has been no word on the official cause of the crash, the driver reportedly said that his brakes malfunctioned prior to the wreck. Investigations involving large trucks are often lengthy due to the additional regulations associated with the commercial trucking industry. If malfunctioning brakes or any other type of mechanical issue causes a crash involving a big rig, it’s essential to determine whether or not the vehicle was in full compliance with all safety maintenance regulations.

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On Friday night, a crash involving two tractor-trailers resulted in an explosion in Polk County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Interstate 26, near Holbert Cove Road. Very little information has been released about this truck crash, but we do know that one of the big rigs was hauling butane at the time of the wreck. Initial reports indicate that one of the trucks collided with the other somewhere near Exit 59, just west of Columbus at Mile Marker 61. Minor injuries were reported with this truck crash. At this time, there has been no word on the cause of the collision, which is likely still under investigation.

Trucking Safety Regulations

Because commercial trucking vehicles are so much larger and heavier than smaller passenger occupant vehicles, there are additional industry-wide safety regulations that all trucks, drivers and trucking companies have to comply with. When trucks are hauling flammable, combustible or hazardous materials, there are even more regulations to ensure safe roadway operation for trucks and other roadway users. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has regulations that include topics ranging from cargo securement and hours-in-service issues to tire maintenance and mechanical safety.

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Early Tuesday morning, a U-Haul truck crashed into a power pole in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on New Leicester Highway, near the entrance of Meadows Apartments and Evelake Drive, at about 4:45 a.m. Very few details about the crash have been released, but we do know that the driver reportedly left the scene after the wreck.

Initial reports indicate that there may have been marijuana in the vehicle. There has been no word on whether or not anybody was injured. 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 car accident in or around the Asheville area, contact the skilled team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828-279-7799 for a free

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On Friday morning, there was a semi truck crash on Interstate 240 near downtown Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near Mile Marker Three, sometime around 2:45 a.m. Very few details about this tractor trailer crash have been released, but we do know that the large commercial truck overturned near Jackson’s curve by Jackson’s Western Store on Patton Avenue. A portion of the roadway had to be closed until about 10:00 a.m. Initial reports indicate that the truck was hauling 2-ethylhexyl phthalate, which is a chemical used to make plastics.

Tractor Trailer Crash Near Downtown Asheville

First responders diverted traffic onto Patton Avenue as crews worked the scene. Morning commuters had to deal with delays in the area until well into the morning. Thankfully, none of the chemicals were spilled onto the road during the crash. Additionally, no injuries were reported on the scene. There has been no word on why the truck overturned or what happened prior to the crash. The crash is likely still under investigation, and the truck driver may be facing citations.

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On Monday, there were multiple crashes in the Western North Carolina area. With heavy rain in Jackson County, Sylva and other areas, motorists were urged to exercise caution on local roadways. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, a box truck overturned on Highway 23, near the Sylva exit. Very few details have been released about this truck crash, but we do know that both eastbound lanes had to be closed as crews worked to clear the scene. There has been no word on the cause of this crash, which is still under investigation with law enforcement officials. Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported.

Safe Driving in Poor Weather

With winter weather on the way, drivers in Asheville and surrounding Western North Carolina communities are reminded to exercise caution and safety on local roadways. Drivers should always adjust their speed to the conditions of the roadway. If roadways are wet and there is heavy precipitation, it may be unsafe to travel at the posted speed limit. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead, drive slowly, leave plenty of room for the vehicles in front of them and make sure their vehicles are safe and roadworthy. Brakes, tires, windshield wipers and other equipment should all be in top working order.

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On Monday afternoon, there was a semi truck crash on Interstate 40. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near Black Mountain, just before exit 72. Very few details about this truck crash have been released, but we do know that the truck went over an embankment. All eastbound lanes had to be closed as first responders and crews worked the scene. There has been no word on the cause of the crash or if anybody was injured. This tractor-trailer crash could still be under investigation with local law enforcement authorities.

U.S. Large Truck Crash Statistics

  • In 2014, 3,908 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks.
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On Tuesday, two people were killed in a crash involving a dump truck in McDowell County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on NC-226. Very few details about this fatal crash have been released, but we do know that one person was airlifted to Mission Trauma Center for treatment, and two others were pronounced dead on the scene. Initial reports indicate that a dump truck was headed southbound downhill on 226, and that speed may have been a factor.

The truck overturned and struck another vehicle. The other vehicle, a Honda, was crushed and dragged under the dump truck. The truck driver and a 15-year-old girl were killed in the crash. This wreck is likely still under investigation with law enforcement authorities.

The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of the two people who lost their lives in this crash.

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