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January 2019 Archives

Crash on I-26 Near Brevard Road

Earlier this week, there was a wreck on I-26 near Brevard Road. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened early Monday morning. Very little information has been released about this wreck, but initial reports indicate that a portion of the roadway, near N.C. 191 in Buncombe County, had to be closed for a period of time. There has been no word on whether or not anybody was injured in the crash.

Super Bowl Safety in Asheville

Officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are calling on fans to celebrate the Super Bowl responsibly. Because the Super Bowl has become synonymous with alcohol consumption and an increase in drunk driving crashes on roadways across the nation, the NHTSA's "Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk" campaign is aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of drunk driving on Super Bowl Sunday, and all yearlong.

Vehicle Overturned on I-40 in Asheville

Last week, there was an apparent one-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened at about 7:40 p.m. near the Enka-Candler exit. Very little information has been released about this crash, but we do know that a portion of the roadway was closed until about 8:30 p.m. as crews and first responders worked the scene.

Semi Truck Crash on I-26

Last week, there was a collision involving two semi trucks on I-26 in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened near Brevard Road. Very little information has been released about the wreck, but we do know that two tractor-trailers were involved. First responders and crews rushed to the scene.

Staying alert behind the wheel

In a AAA survey, approximately one-third of the respondents said that at least once in the previous month, they drove in such a drowsy state that they could barely keep their eyes open. North Carolina motorists should know already how dangerous it is to drive while sleep-deprived. The National Sleep Foundation says that driving after 24 hours of wakefulness is like driving with a blood alcohol content of .10, which is above the legal limit.

Icy Roadways in Madison County

On Thursday, officials in Madison County started preparing for icy roadways. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, road crews were dispatched in Madison County due to increasingly inclement weather conditions. Trucks were out salting the roadways, and some areas even had to be plowed. Crews were expected to be out on primary and some secondary roadways in 12-hour shifts during the snowy weather.

Tractor-Trailer crash on I 26 in Asheville

Last week, there was a semi truck crash on Interstate 26 in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened between Brevard Road and Long Shoals Road. Very little information has been released about this crash, but initial reports indicate that the tractor-trailer left the roadway and hit the guardrail on the shoulder. The truck driver has been charged with failure to maintain lane control. Thankfully, no other vehicles appeared to be involved in the truck crash.

Hit-and-Run on Sand Hill Road

Earlier this week, a hit-and-run driver slammed into a house on Sand Hill Road in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, this isn't the first hit-and-run crash to happen on this particular stretch of roadway. Thankfully, no injuries were reported with the recent crash, but there have been many other incidents involving speeding and hit-and-run drivers in the area.

Semi Truck Crash in Buncombe County

Over the weekend, there was a semi truck crash on I-26 in Buncombe County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Saturday morning near Glenn Bridge Road. Very few details about this truck crash have been released, but we do know that an eastbound semi truck veered off of the roadway. Initial reports indicate that the truck driver may have swerved to avoid hitting debris in the roadway. At least one person was injured in this crash. The cause of this tractor-trailer wreck is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement officials.

AAA study shows infotainment systems distract drivers

Drivers in North Carolina probably know how easy it can be to get distracted on the road. The problem is compounded when new vehicles come with infotainment systems and other features. Researchers from the University of Utah have conducted a study of 30 such infotainment systems on new 2017 cars. The study was for AAA and shows how highly demanding the features are on people's attention.

Car Hits Pedestrians and Building in Downtown Asheville

Last week, a car ran off of the road in downtown Asheville and struck two pedestrians before crashing into a building. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the car crashed into the Spiritex store downtown. Very few details about this collision have been released, but initial reports indicate that the driver may have suffered from a medical condition. The vehicle hit two pedestrians, and one of them had to be transported to the hospital for treatment.

Crash Involving Woodfin Police and Semi Truck

Last week, there was a crash involving a Woodfin Police Department vehicle and a semi truck. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Friday morning, at about 6:30 a.m. Very little information has been released about this crash, but initial reports indicate that it occurred along Interstate 40 East, near mile maker 31, in Haywood County. A semi truck slammed into the back of a Woodfin Police Department patrol car that was responding to a crash scene.

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