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May 2016 Archives

Weaverville School Bus Collision

A school bus driver is in hot water after leaving the scene of a collision in Weaverville on Friday morning. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at about 7:30 a.m. Apparently, the school bus was on the way to Weaverville Primary at the time of the crash. The bus reportedly hit the part of the truck where sanitation workers stand as the truck is moving. There was no word on whether or not a sanitation worker was on this part of the truck at the time of the crash. The driver left the scene of the crash, and has since been cited for unsafe movement and leaving the scene. There were eight students on the bus at the time of the collision. 

Tunnel Road Motorcycle Crash

On Monday morning, there was a motorcycle crash on Tunnel Road in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime before 8:05 a.m. First responders with the Asheville Fire Department rushed to the scene to put out a vehicle fire. A portion of the roadway had to be closed for about an hour as crews worked the scene. Although very few details have been released, we do know that the motorcycle rider was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. There is no word on that person's current condition or on the cause of the crash. 

Fatal ATV Crash in Macon County

Over the weekend, a man in Macon County was killed in a four-wheeler crash. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime on Saturday on Georgia Road, just south of Franklin. Very few details about the wreck have been released, but we do know there were two four-wheelers involved. The wreck reportedly happened on a gravel driveway. A Macon County man, 51-year-old Shawn McCutcheon, was killed in the crash and another man was injured. There has been no word on what caused the crash, which is likely still under investigation with local authorities. 

Motorcycle Crash at Great Smoky Mountains Park

Last Wednesday, there was a fatal motorcycle crash in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at about 1:00 p.m., just west of Sinks, on Little River Road. At this time, very few details have been released, but we do know that the wreck involved a Toyota Tundra truck and a motorcycle. The motorcycle rider, 68-year-old Thomas B. Bailey of Meadows of Dan, Virginia, was killed in the crash.

Dangerous Road in West Asheville

Residents in a West Asheville neighborhood are calling on officials to do something about a dangerous stretch of roadway. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, Sand Hills School Road has become a popular cut-through to avoid traffic from I-40 to I-26. Collisions, including hit-and-runs, have been increasing on this residential roadway. Many of these wrecks go unreported after a driver takes out a mailbox or a trashcan. They simply just keep driving. Drivers are speeding around this narrow road and have hit power poles, concrete walls, mailboxes, trashcans and even family pets. The speed limit is 35 miles per hour, but witnesses report some cars going through at closer to 50 or 60 miles per hour. A portion of the roadway is even in a school zone. 

Death in Greenville Roof Collapse

On Monday, a man was killed when a roof collapsed in Greenville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at about 6:30 p.m. on Blue Gill Drive in Greer. Although very few details have been released, we do know that 33-year-old Arturo Elizaldo Velasquez was killed due to blunt force trauma to the head. Coworkers reportedly pulled him from the rubble. 

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is spreading the word about motorcycle safety this month. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and officials with the NHTSA are calling on drivers and motorcyclists to share the responsibility for roadway safety. Motorcycle riders are one of the most vulnerable groups of roadway users. They don't have seat belts or protective steel cages to rely on in the event of a crash. At best, they have helmets, jackets, gloves, boots and vests, but that gear can only do so much in a severe or catastrophic accident. While they can certainly improve personal safety through the use of the above-mentioned protective gear, motorcycle riders are truly at the mercy of other drivers and motorists on the roadways. The NHTSA is calling on drivers and other roadway users to "Share the Road" with motorcyclists this month and all yearlong.

Drunk Driving Crash in Buncombe County

On Sunday night, there was a crash involving a drunk driver in Buncombe County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened in the Beaverdam Community, near Lakeshore Drive off of Edgewater Lane. Although very few details about the one-car crash have been released, we do know that the vehicle landed upside down in a lake. The driver of that car, 34-year-old Rowan Marks, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor driving while impaired. Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported with this incident.

Multi Car Injury Crash in Marion

On Saturday afternoon, four people were injured in a multi-car crash involving a police officer in Marion. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime after 11:30 a.m. along North Main Street. Sergeant Corey Loftis, with the Marion Police Department, was responding to a call when a Honda struck his patrol car. The driver of the Honda, Frank McMillian, was reportedly trying to make a left turn into the Hospice Resale shop prior to the crash. When the patrol car was hit, it slammed into two parked vehicles. The chain-reaction crash caused a parked vehicle to hit a pedestrian on the scene. 

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