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August 2018 Archives

Horses Killed in Henderson County Crash

On Tuesday morning, two horses were killed in a Henderson County crash. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened near the intersection of Crab Creek Road and Evans Road, sometime before 7:30 a.m. Very few details have been released about this crash, but a Subaru reportedly struck two horses in the area.

Truck Driver Charged with DWI Twice in Five Hours

A few weeks ago, a truck driver in Haywood County was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) twice in the span of about five hours. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, tractor-trailer driver Daryl Garrett was pulled over on the evening of August 14, 2018. The officer involved noticed he had slurred speech and other signs of impairment. There was also alcohol in the vehicle. Garrett was arrested and charged with DWI and commercial DWI at that time. He was then issued a $5,000 unsecured bond at the magistrate's office. He made that bond and was able to leave.

Motorcycle Crash on Sweeten Creek Road

On Friday night, there was a crash involving a car and a motorcycle on Sweeten Creek Road. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened between Gerber Road and Mills Gap road at about 10:20 p.m. Very few details have been released about this motorcycle crash, but we do know that a portion of the road had to be closed as first responders and crews worked the scene.

Fatal DWI Crash in Asheville

On Sunday, August 12th there was a single-vehicle crash in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened at about 6:30 p.m. on Patton Avenue, near the intersection for Bear Creek Road. Very little information about this wreck has been released, but initial reports indicate that the driver may have been under the influence at the time of the crash. A passenger, 28-year-old Kilby Greer Elkins of Candler, was ejected during the crash. She was rushed to Mission Hospital for treatment, but succumbed to her injuries a few days later.

A homeowner's responsibilities for injured workers

The subject of injury liability may come into play when someone goes to another North Carolina resident's home to do work or perform a job. If a homeowner hires other people to babysit, clean rooms, mow the lawn, provide repair services or perform other types of labor, they have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for the job.

Teen Pedestrian Struck in Tryon

On Monday night, a teen pedestrian was struck and injured on a Tryon roadway. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Sandy Plains Road, near N.C.-9. Very few details about this collision have been released, but we do know that the 15-year-old pedestrian had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Fatal Truck Crash in Fletcher

Last week, there was a fatal crash involving a large truck in Fletcher. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on U.S.-25, near Smiley's Flea Market. Although very little information has been released about this fatal truck crash, initial reports indicate that a sedan and a Spartanburg Recycling truck collided head-on. The driver in the sedan, 42-year-old David Anthony Sapp, was ejected from the vehicle. He died on the scene as a result of his injuries.

Newly licensed teens more likely to crash

Teen drivers in North Carolina and across the country may be at particular risk for car accidents in the first several months after receiving their drivers' licenses, according to on study. During the first three months of solo driving after receiving a license, teens are eight times more likely to have a crash or nearly miss an accident in comparison with the last three months before getting their licenses. During that period with a learner's permit, they must drive with an adult in the car as well.

Crash Involving Fire Truck in Brevard

Over the weekend, two people were injured in a crash involving a fire truck in Brevard. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Old Rosman Highway near the Queens Mini Mart at about 9:45 p.m. on Sunday. Very little information has been released about this crash, but we do know one person had to be airlifted to Mission Hospital for treatment of injuries.

Motorcycle Wreck on Chimney Rock Road

Over the weekend, there was a motorcycle crash on Chimney Rock Road in Hendersonville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Saturday night, near the intersection of Gilliam Road. Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know that Edneyville Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. At least two people were injured in this crash, maybe more. Initial reports indicate that a motor vehicle and a motorcycle were involved in the collision. Even before first responders arrived on the scene, bystanders rendered aid to the injured people.

Multi Vehicle Crash in Great Smoky Mountains

Last week, there was a multi-vehicle crash in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Tuesday on Newfound Gap Road, near the Sugarlands Visitor Center and Smokemont Campground. Very little information has been released about this wreck, but we do know that at least six people were injured.

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