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.
Drunk Driving Crashes by The Numbers
· In 2015, 10,265 people were killed in crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers.
· On average, one drunk-driving fatality happened every 51 minutes in 2015.
· The total economic cost of all drunk driving crashes in the U.S. in 2010 was $44 billion.
· In 2015, 30 percent of all traffic fatalities in the State of North Carolina involved alcohol-impaired drivers with BACs of 0.08 or higher.
Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving
In addition to their many seasonal anti-drunk driving campaigns, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is also calling on motorists to abstain from driving while buzzed. Their Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving safety campaign is all about raising awareness about the subtle and dangerous impacts that an alcohol buzz has on drivers. They're asking motorists to make a safety pledge to never get behind the wheel buzzed or drunk.
Drunk Driving Accidents in Asheville
Drunk driving accidents can leave victims in the hospital, or worse. The NHTSA is continuing to get the word out about the impact that even one or two drinks can have on one's ability to drive safely. In certain situations, even one drink can be one drink too many.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one due to a drunk driver in Asheville or in any of the surrounding communities, it's essential to get in touch with a skilled and proven personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sends their deepest condolences to Norton's family members and friends.