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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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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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On Monday night, two people were injured in a crash on Brevard Road. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened near the Blue Ridge Parkway at about 7:00 p.m. Very few details about the crash have been released, but we do know that it was a head-on collision between a Honda and a Toyota truck. A passenger in the Honda was ejected from the vehicle. That person was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

The driver of the Honda was reportedly charged with reckless driving. The driver in the truck was also transported to the hospital. There has been no word on the extent of injuries involved or on anybody’s current condition.

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

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is calling on motorists to drive sober or get pulled over for the holiday season. They’re also reminding drivers and all passenger vehicle occupants to buckle up for every trip, every time. Sadly, this time of year is notorious for having a spike in injury causing and fatal crashes on roadways in North Carolina and across the nation.

Holiday Season Crash Statistics

  • In 2015, 840 people were killed on U.S. roadways in drunk driving crashes in the month of December.
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Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) observed National Teen Driver Safety Week, which ran from October 16-22. Since car accidents are the leading cause of death for teens between the ages of 15 and 19 years old, the issue of teen driver safety is a top priority for federal, state and local public safety agencies across the nation. In 2014, 2,679 teen drivers were involved in fatal crashes, and an estimated 123,000 teens were injured in motor vehicle crashes. The NHTSA is encouraging parents and caregivers to talk to their children about the unique dangers facing teens behind the wheel.

Improving Teen Driver Safety

The NHTSA has identified the five biggest dangers facing teen drivers on U.S. roads. Distracted driving, extra peer passengers, speeding, alcohol use and failing to buckle up are the top five most serious issues facing teen drivers today. Listed below are the NHTSA’s “Five to Drive” rules for teens.

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On Monday morning, there was a head-on collision in Fairview. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Charlotte Highway near Emmas Grove Road. Very little information has been released about this crash, but we do know that the wreck happened sometime before 9:00 a.m. First responders were called to the scene, where Monday morning traffic was congested due to the wreckage.

Thankfully, nobody was transported to the hospital. There has been no word on the cause of this crash, which could still be under investigation with local law enforcement authorities. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one due to somebody’s dangerous, negligent or impaired driving in or around Asheville, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free case consultation.

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On Sunday, in an apparent case of pedal error, a driver plowed into the front of Pet Supplies Plus on Hendersonville Road. According to WLOS ABC News Channel Thirteen, the incident happened sometime around 1:00 p.m. An unidentified driver reportedly struck the gas instead of the brake pedal as they were pulling into a parking space in front of the retail pet supply store.

The car crashed through the front of the building. Thankfully, no people or pets were harmed during this crash. Very few details have been released about this wreck, so we don’t know if the driver has been cited or not. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in or around the Asheville area, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897 for a free case consultation today.

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Residents in a West Asheville neighborhood are calling on officials to do something about a dangerous stretch of roadway. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, Sand Hills School Road has become a popular cut-through to avoid traffic from I-40 to I-26. Collisions, including hit-and-runs, have been increasing on this residential roadway. Many of these wrecks go unreported after a driver takes out a mailbox or a trashcan. They simply just keep driving. Drivers are speeding around this narrow road and have hit power poles, concrete walls, mailboxes, trashcans and even family pets. The speed limit is 35 miles per hour, but witnesses report some cars going through at closer to 50 or 60 miles per hour. A portion of the roadway is even in a school zone.

Speeding in West Asheville

Speeding has become the number one problem on this particular roadway. Residents continually have to replace their mailboxes and pick up their trashcans. There are also reports of cars sliding through stop signs. Parents are concerned about their children getting on and off of the bus. Although many drivers flee the scene too fast for witnesses to get information, officials with the Asheville Police Department are encouraging citizens to get license plate numbers, if they can. Local residents are hoping to get speed bumps or a stoplight in the area to slow down the speedy traffic.

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On Sunday night, a person was killed in an apparent one-vehicle crash in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on I-240 at Chunns Cove Road. At this time, very few details about this wreck have been released, but we do know that the vehicle struck a stop sign, hit an embankment and overturned beside the roadway.

The driver, 35-year-old Justin Neil Greene, was killed in the crash. There has been no word on what caused his vehicle to strike the stop sign, and the crash is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement authorities.

The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sends their deepest condolences to Greene’s family members, friends and loved ones.

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On Monday, a two-car crash in Brevard sent at least four people to the hospital. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Rosman Highway at Good Neighbor Drive and Clement Road. Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know that at least one person was airlifted to an Asheville hospital for treatment of injuries.

First responders with the Brevard Fire Department were swiftly on the scene. There has been no word on the cause of the crash or on anybody’s current condition. This wreck could still be under investigation with local law enforcement authorities. The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. wishes everybody involved in the crash swift and full recoveries.

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