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Moped Riders Injured in Hit-and-Run

Volvo will add monitors to detect drunk driving behaviors

Starting in the early 2020s, North Carolina motorists can expect some cutting edge safety features in Volvo vehicles. The car manufacturer claims that the technology is aimed at preventing accidents rather than protecting passengers from inevitable crashes.

Cameras and sensors will monitor driver behaviors that indicate being distracted or intoxicated and take action if necessary. Potential signs include closed eyes and a lack of steering input for a long time. The monitors will also check for extreme lane weaving and very slow reactions. Cars may take control to limit speed or even pull over and park. In addition, future Volvo vehicles will no longer be able to exceed 112 mph

Jackknifed Truck on Long Shoals Road

Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Macon County

Police Trying to Find Owner of Aggressive Dog

Pickup passengers more prone to injury, crash tests find

Pickup truck owners in North Carolina should know that their vehicles may be safer for drivers than passengers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has taken note of this discrepancy after a round of crash tests involving 11 modern two-row pickup trucks. This means that front passengers are in greater danger of injury and even death.

Of the 11 vehicles, three received a safety rating of "good." They were the Ford F-150, Ram 1500 and Nissan Titan. Below that were two, the Honda Ridgeline and Toyota Tacoma, that had an "acceptable" rating. Five received a score of "marginal." One was the Nissan Frontier, and the other four were General Motors trucks: the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and GMC Sierra 1500.

Injury Crash Near Sylva

On Monday, there was an injury crash involving three vehicles near Sylva. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on U.S. 441 near Glenn Cabe Road. Very few details about the wreck have been released, but initial reports indicate that the driver of blue Mercury Sable was traveling recklessly in the southbound lane. The car cut between two vehicles, and the driver lost control of the car. The car then ran off of the road and into the northbound lane. It clipped a northbound semi truck and hit a BMW. The Sable overturned during the crash.

Buncombe County Truck Crash on I-26

On Tuesday afternoon, there was a truck crash on I-26 in Buncombe County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened in the westbound lanes near Exit 33 (NC-191/Brevard Road). Very few details have been released about this crash, but initial reports indicate that a tractor-trailer and a truck pulling a trailer were involved. First responders and crews rushed to the scene.

Overturned Semi Truck on I-240

On Tuesday afternoon, there was a tractor-trailer crash on I-240 in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened in the westbound lanes of the interstate near the Patton Avenue Exit (Exit 3). Very little information has been released about this truck crash, but initial reports indicate that the semi truck overturned beside the roadway. At least one person was trapped and had to be extricated from the wreckage. They were transported to Mission Hospital for treatment of injuries.

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