Davis Law Group, P.A. Davis Law Group, P.A.
Free Initial Consultation
Toll free: 866-397-2897

January 2017 Archives

Commercial Trucking Safety on Mountain Roads

WLOS ABC News Channel 13 recently looked into commercial trucking safety on mountain roads in and around Asheville. The News 13 Investigative Team wanted to find out if it's legal for semi trucks to take smaller country roads, like Highway 208, to bypass weigh stations in the area. According to a North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement division officer, it depends on the situation. It's legal for some trucks to travel on smaller roads, but not for others. For example, on Highway 208, trailers over 48 feet are banned for safety reasons. If drivers disregard safety regulations to make time, avoid weigh stations or get around safety inspections, they're putting lives at risk.

Fatal Henderson County Crash

On Saturday afternoon, there was a fatal crash in Henderson County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened at about 3:00 p.m. on Crab Creek Road, near Curtis Drive. For currently unknown reasons, a westbound Ford pickup truck crossed the centerline and struck a Chrysler head-on. The pickup truck driver, a 44-year-old man from South Carolina, was killed in the crash.

Fatal DWI Crash in Transylvania County

Last week, there was a fatal crash on Rosman Highway in Transylvania County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the collision happened on U.S. 64 (Rosman Highway) near the Sav-Mor, going toward Lake Toxaway, at about 1:11 p.m. A Ford F-250 truck, driven by 68-year-old Thomas Corbin McCall, was headed west when it crossed the centerline. It collided head-on with a Ford Escape. The driver in the Ford Escape, 61-year-old Mildred Elizabeth Norton, was killed in the crash. McCall was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries, and he was charged with DWI, misdemeanor death by vehicle and traveling left of center.

Rolling Roadblocks in Haywood County

On Sunday afternoon, law enforcement officers conducted rolling roadblocks on I-40 to clear the area of ice and snow. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, there was a multi-car crash along Waterville Road in Haywood County. Drivers were asked to avoid the area, and delays were reported.

DWI Arrests Down in Buncombe County

Law enforcement officials in Buncombe County just announced that the number of Driving While Impaired (DWI) arrests made over the New Year's holiday enforcement period was down from last year's numbers. Over the holiday weekend, law enforcement agencies in North Carolina and across the nation were out in full force cracking down on drunk driving and other traffic safety violations. In addition to increased enforcement and patrols, there were also enhanced educational efforts to get the word out about safe transportation alternatives.

Office Location

Davis Law Group, P.A.
1 North Pack Square, Suite 412
Asheville, NC 28801

Toll Free: 866-397-2897
Phone: 919-939-2105
Asheville Law Office Map

map