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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 teen was seriously injured in a crash on Smokey Park Highway in Candler. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Wednesday morning near the Indian Branch Road intersection. Initial reports indicate that an SUV was headed westbound, when it crossed the centerline of the roadway. The SUV struck a pickup truck, and the 17-year-old driver of the truck was ejected from the vehicle.

The teen was rushed to the hospital for treatment of a skull fracture and broken clavicle. An additional four vehicles also collided in the aftermath of the wreck. The SUV driver was charged with driving left of center. A portion of the roadway was closed until about 9:30 a.m. There has been no word on the teen’s current condition.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Asheville or in any of the nearby communities, contact Davis Law Group, P.A. at 866-397-2897.

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Officials with the North Carolina Highway Patrol are hoping to increase roadway safety for teens and other motorists during Operation “Drive to Live” this week. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, this pre-prom season safety campaign will be conducted between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day. This safety initiative is aimed at reducing the number of teen related injury causing and fatal crashes around the state. In addition to enforcing all traffic laws around the state’s schools, officials with the North Carolina Highway Patrol will also be conducting traffic safety education programs at various high schools prior to the end of the school year.

Young Drivers Crash Facts

  • In 2013, there were 1,691 young drivers (between the ages of 15 and 20 years old) killed in crashes.