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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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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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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.