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Injury Crash Involving Semi Truck on I-26 in Asheville

On Monday morning, there was a four-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer on I-26 in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened in the eastbound lanes, between Exits 33 and 37. Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know that three vehicles and a semi truck were involved, and the wreck resulted in a fiery blaze. Initial reports indicate that a Volkswagen Jetta hit a Chevy Silverado, and the Silverado hit a semi truck. The Silverado left the roadway, overturned and caught fire. Additionally, the Jetta struck another vehicle during the collision.

Three Injured in Asheville Crash Involving Semi Truck

Crews and first responders rushed to the scene. There were three people who had to be transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. There has been no word on anybody's current condition, but thankfully, none of those injuries were described as life threatening on the scene. The driver of the Jetta was charged with failure to reduce speed, and traffic in the area was delayed for hours as crews worked.

2017 U.S. Car Crash Statistics

In 2017, there were 37,133 people killed in motor vehicle crashes on U.S. roadways.

Between 2016 and 2017, there was a 1.8 percent decrease in crash fatalities.

The number of fatalities in distraction-affected crashes was 3,166, or 8.5 percent of the total number of fatalities in 2017.

Speeding-related fatalities declined by 5.6 percent, from 10,291 in 2016 to 9,717 in 2017.

After a Car Accident or Truck Accident in Asheville

Whether you were injured in a car accident or a truck accident, it's a good idea to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your case. You may be entitled to compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses associated with your injuries. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident or in a truck accident in Asheville or in any of the nearby Western North Carolina communities, contact the skilled and proven team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828-303-2842 for a free case consultation today.

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