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.
Crews Respond to Truck Crash in Fletcher
Crews and first responders rushed to the scene, where a portion of the roadway had to be closed for almost six hours. The truck driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. The crash caused the Spartanburg Recycling truck to spill fuel onto the roadway, so the NCDOT and Mountain Environmental also responded to the scene. According to locals in the area, this is a particularly tricky section of roadway. The cause of this fatal truck crash is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement officials.
Truck Crashes by The Numbers
Between 2015 and 2016, there was a 5.4 percent increase in crash fatalities involving large trucks.
In 2016, there were 4,317 people killed in crashes involving large trucks.
72 percent of people killed in large truck crashes in 2016 were occupants in other vehicles.
79 percent of the fatal crashes involving large trucks in 2016 happened on weekdays.
Large-truck drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2016 had the highest percentage (20.3 percent) of previously recorded crashes compared to drivers of other vehicle types.
Truck Accidents in Asheville
After any type of accident involving a large commercial trucking vehicle, it’s a good idea to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your claim. Crashes involving such large and heavy vehicles can be catastrophic for passenger occupants in smaller vehicles. Additionally, it can take a significant amount of time for truck crash investigations to be thoroughly completed.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a truck accident in Asheville or in any of the surrounding 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.