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July 2017 Archives

Moped Rider Struck by Ambulance in Asheville

Over the weekend, an ambulance in Asheville struck a moped rider. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Saturday afternoon on Hendersonville Road, between Sycamore Drive and Glenn Bridge Road. Very few details about the crash have been released, but we do know that the moped rider was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

South Carolina: High Rate of Motorcycle Fatalities

South Carolina is one of the most dangerous states for motorcycle riders. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, there were 135 motorcyclist deaths on South Carolina roadways last year. A report from the Post and Courier found that South Carolina's average fatality rate over a five-year period ending in 2015 was the second highest of states in the Southeast region. Nearly three-quarters of motorcycle riders who died on roadways in South Carolina over the past 10 years were not wearing a helmet at the time of their crashes. Riders are quick to point out a variety of factors that contribute to the fatality rate in South Carolina, including bad roads and inattentive drivers.  

DOT to Improve Safety on Kanuga Road

After four deaths along a particular stretch of Kanuga Road since December, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) is taking steps to improve safety on the Hendersonville roadway. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the DOT is getting ready to widen the road from 9 to 11 feet. Additionally, they're also going to add an additional four-foot paved shoulder for bicycles. Also in the plans, is a sidewalk from Erikwood to Church Street.

NC Trooper Struck and Injured on I-95

On Monday, a North Carolina State Highway Patrol Officer was injured when a suspected drunk driver struck his vehicle. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened along the side of Interstate 95 near Fayetteville. At the time of the crash, the trooper was beside I-95 investigating another wreck. The suspected drunk driver slammed into his cruiser, which struck him and tossed him into the air. He landed on his back beside the roadway. The tow truck driver and another driver were also injured in the crash.

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