Last week, there was a fatal crash in Fairview. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Friday afternoon in the Minehole Gap area. Very little information about this incident has been released, but we do know that it was a head-on collision involving two vehicles. Initial reports indicate that the collision happened on US 74A. For currently unknown reasons, a Toyota RAV4 crossed the centerline of the roadway and hit a Mini Cooper head-on. Both drivers were killed in the crash. At this time, there has been no word why the RAV4 crossed the centerline. This incident is likely still under investigation with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

NHTSA’s Summer Driving Safety Campaign

With lots of drivers hitting the road for the summer, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been publicizing its annual Summer Driving Safety Campaign. They have a selection of tips for drivers to improve their roadway safety this summer and all year long. From pre-trip maintenance issues to on-the-road tips, they’ve got a ton of resources for motorists looking to get away for the summer. Since Asheville is a popular vacation destination, local drivers can also expect to see an influx in traffic.

U.S. Motor Vehicle Crashes by The Numbers

  • In 2017, there were an estimated 6,452,000 police-reported motor vehicle crashes in the U.S.
  • Those crashes resulted in 37,133 fatalities and 2,746,000 people injured.
  • In 2017, close to 30 percent of all crashes (1,889,000) were injury crashes.
  • Between 2016 and 2017, there was a 1.8 percent decrease in motor vehicle crash fatalities.
  • Deaths in crashes involving large trucks increased by 9 percent from 2016 to 2017.

Car Accidents in Asheville

After any kind of car accident, it’s a good idea to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case. You may be entitled to compensation to cover medical bills and other expenses associated with your injuries. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car 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.